Astronika and ESA are thrilled to invite you to take part in the 19th European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium held anywhere in the World!
For the first time in history, ESMATS 2021 will be quite different. We did however got used to such news in the new normal. The next ESMATS will be an online event. We highly value a real face-to-face contact with you but your safety is of the utmost importance. Be sure that the organizing committee is working tirelessly to offer you a similar experience to the past symposiums. Because of the unique situation that the pandemic has brought upon us and the new setting of the conference, the organization of next year’s event has been handed back to the original founders of the symposium. You are in good ESA hands!

Due to that change, we won’t meet in Warsaw in 2021. You will definitely have a chance to jump into Astronika at one of ESMATS online sessions.

We are sure that the World will get back to pre-COVID activities by the next ESMATS 2023…

That is why we will meet in Warsaw in 2023!
Since its inception in 1983, ESMATS has come to be recognised as the premier vehicle for Mechanisms Engineers, experienced and new recruits, to come together to discuss and celebrate their successes and failures, with a view to pooling their knowledge for the betterment of this unique community and the European Space industry as a whole.

ESMATS’s reputation as the lead event dedicated to Space Mechanisms Engineering generates an ever growing interest. The number of participants from numerous countries and multiple continents wishing to present their papers during the symposium, companies and institutions interested in presenting their capabilities as exhibitors, as well as attendees who come to observe, learn, and network, has been steadily increasing over the years, reaching over 300 in Munich in 2019.

We hope that bringing the symposium even more global in 2021 and farther East in 2023 than it has ever been so far will enable it to reach even more engineers than before, opening untapped new areas of conversation and cooperation by offering a unique chance to bring together the experience and heritage of well-established players with the fresh enthusiasm and potential of Space industry newcomers.


For the most recent information, registration and questions, please refer to the main ESMATS page at

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