Friday, 19 April 2024
We are celebrating the 50th issue of our magazine,
committed to bringing you the latest
on the Spanish space sector.
Born in the year 2002 under the name “InfoEspacio,” the ProESPACIO magazine is a Spanish space industry initiative. Edited by the Association of Spanish Space Companies, now part of TEDAE (Spanish Association of Defense, Security, Aeronautics and Space Technology Companies), its editorial staff is composed of industry professionals who go through great lengths to convey the latest developments of both the national and international space sectors in each issue with the goal of bringing space closer to society.
Throughout these fifty issues, ProESPACIO has grown in regard to content and guests. Its pages were graced by Spanish astronaut Pedro Duque, the Director General of the ESA, Johann Dietrich Wörner; the Secretary General of the UN, Ban Kimoon; the Director General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs of the European Commission, Pierre Delsaux; the Director of the International Space University, Juan de Delmau; Directors General of the CDTI such as Javier Ponce and Elisa Robles; and the Big Van science dissemination comedy ensemble.
A very attractive window into the goings-on in the realm of space. The magazine’s format, the news, articles, interviews, etc., invite you to read it and make it easier to stay updated on the latest developments of the space sector.”

Andres Catalan. Secretary General. PAE

In addition to renowned scientists and engineers of the sector and space pioneers such as Valeriano Claros and Álvaro Azcárraga, as well as figures linked to the world of research, such as Cristina Garmendia, President of the COTEC Foundation for Innovation. These are only a few of the most prominent figures featured in our magazine. 

Nº 0
January 2002
Nº 1
January 2003
Nº 2
June 2003
Nº 3
October 2003
Nº 4
February 2004
Nº 5
June 2004
Nº 6
October 2004
Nº 7
March 2005
Nº 8
June 2005
Our reports have also broken down the most relevant space missions, both scientific (Gaia, Seosat, Cheops, Copernicus, LSTM) and commercial (telecommunication satellites).
We have featured monographs on the Moon and Mars, in-depth reports on the emergence of New Space, digitalization as applied in the sector, European spaceports and launch vehicles and, more recently, the role of women in the sector and the increasingly popular space tourism and its possible future development.
Some issues have delved even deeper, reflecting what our politicians think about space (34th edition), who governs space (31st edition) and the state of science and technology in Spanish schools (32nd edition), as well as the historic space sector budgets in Spain (23rd edition).
In these pages, we have also analyzed major events, such as the ESA Ministerial Council in Seville and the first Space Congress in October of 2019, milestones of the national space sector in 2019, and the “El Espacio Abierto” days hosted by TEDAE in 2018.
A publication that evolves with each passing day
IN JUNE, 2015, with the release of our 30th edition, we changed our name from InfoEspacio to ProEspacio, evolucionando también nuestro diseño.
What was once a single bilingual magazine available in Spanish and English was split into two kindred, independent publications, each in its language, given that the ProESPACIO magazine was born as a means to convey and disseminate the current developments of our industry and our sector not only within Spain, but also internationally
With this in mind, we have always distributed the publication among the most important space organizations, sending issues to the European Space Agency, the Spanish Ministry of Defense, the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), the Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial and the Spanish National Intelligence Centre (CNI), among other national and European organizations.
It is our opinion that it is important to distribute it both among society and among those who work and collaborate with the development of the industry.
Nº 9
November 2005
Nº 10
December 2005
Nº 11
March 2006
Nº 12
June 2006
Nº 13
December 2006
Nº 14
June 2007
In 2019 we became more sustainable and digital. With this decision, we started publishing the magazine in digital format our way to make it more sustainable and accessible to all audiences.
The goal was to reach more people and, to this end, we implemented new digital distribution channels and media formats to make it easier to read. We also aimed to create a more eye-catching design, focusing more on the visual content of the publication as a whole.
PROESPACIO MAGAZINE... what does it offer me? Inspiration! The power to see and share the advancements of the Spanish space sector: the new technological and scientific programs, the new challenges posed by today’s space developments, the professionals that are part of it and how space helps our society.”

Isabel Vera Trallero. President of the space committee of the iie and project Manager of inta’s contribution to the x-ifu component Of esa’s athena mission.

The structure of the publication ranges from a report on a hot topic to an interview with a figure related to the sector, also including an opinion section where an expert on the field discusses the subject addressed by the current edition, the latest developments of the space industry and the latest information on the space sector companies that are part of TEDAE.

The magazine’s editorial staff will continue to innovate and adapt to new trends and technological models so that the publication can evolve in regard to design, accessibility, trending topics and content innovation and that it can continue fulfilling its original purpose: to bring space closer to society.

The growing dependence on space in the military as well as all other realms of our society during the last few decades makes it necessary to guarantee access to it. Therefore, space assets are nowadays considered to be strategic by all nations and, as such, the Spanish Aerospace Security Strategy for 2019 considers that space possesses a set of characteristics that make it one of the main areas of interest to national security and defense due to its markedly cross-cutting character, since it affects all aspects of National Security and, in case of a crisis, all other battlefields.

Lieutenant General Fernando García González-Valerio. Chief of the defense staff (jemacon).

Nº 15
November 2007
Nº 16
March 2008
Nº 17
September 2008
Nº 18
May 2009
Nº 19
July 2009
Nº 20
February 2011
Nº 21
June 2011
Our space industry is markedly dual-use and requires actions to be coordinated among different departments of the administration. Its potential for growth will be boosted thanks to the creation of the Spanish Space Agency, which will be the organization that manages the national public policies.”

Pedro A. Fuster González. Eputy director general of defense industry inspection, regulation and strategy - D.G.A.M.

The Proespacio magazine is releasing its 50th edition. On this occasion, I want to congratulate this publication, which has rigorously conveyed to us the advances of an industry that is commonly relegated to a discrete second place. The gravity of the events that we are experiencing in Europe is evidencing its importance, which grows with each passing day, in the eyes of society. With this outlook, the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce has, for many years now, been supporting the technological and industrial advancement of our security and defense companies. I hope that the magazine continues to accompany the sector in its efforts to advance in the field of security as much as our society needs.”

Galo Gutiérrez Monzonís. Director general of industry and smes, ministry of industry, commerce and tourism.

Nº 22
March 2012
Nº 23
September 2012
Nº 24
December 2012
Nº 25
March 2013
Nº 26
July 2013
Nº 27
December 2013
Nº 28
June 2014
Nº 29
March 2015
Initiatives such as the ProEspacio publication, with the dissemination of articles on research and space technology, as well as the activities related to Space and Defense, make for an excellent channel for the distribution of knowledge on the matter and a gateway to collaboration opportunities between the Armed Forces and companies of the sector. Modern weapon systems cannot be operated to their full capability if they lack the necessary geospatial information to be able to accomplish their mission. Furthermore, the adequate use of Earth Observing Space Systems (EOSs) has, among others, applications that have a great operational value in the obtainment of intelligence, simulation, cartography, emergency response, mission planning and maritime security. The strategic information provided by EOSs can be decisive in the decision making process of top authorities of the Armed Forces in relation to matters of security, defense and cooperation with our allies in all kinds of activities.”

General de División D. Antonio Romero Losada. Director of the armed forces Intelligence center (DICIFAS).

Nº 30
June 2015
Nº 31
October 2015
Nº 32
January 2016
Nº 33
April 2016
Nº 34
June 2016
Nº 35
November 2016
Nº 36
March 2017
The recent events in Eastern Europe have once again made it clear that the space sector is an added value to western security. Its importance as a dual-use technology is vital, both in the development of our industry and technology and in its contribution to our defense – a field in which staying on top of the technology gap will be the key to success. With this in mind, the internationalization of our technology industry and the search for spaces for cooperation will always constitute the foundation that supports our stability and security, now and in the future.”

Brigade General César Sáenz de Santa María Gómez. Director of the office for export Support (oficaex) of the ministry Of defense.

Nº 37
July 2017
Nº 38
November 2017
Nº 39
March 2018
Nº 40
August 2018
Nº 41
January 2019
Nº 42
July 2019
Nº 43
September 2019
With the publication of the 50th edition of our ProEspacio magazine, we reflect upon its contribution to society. Its dissemination is invaluable and reaches our government security forces; educational, academic and cultural centers and companies that demand truthful information about space science and technology sourced from top-level professionals.”

Miguel Castilla Campo. Proespacio ambassador and former employee at INTA.

The relationship between the Ministry of Defense, the Spanish space industry and Hisdesat dates back to 2006 – way before the creation of the CESTIC in 2015 as the organization in charge of implementing the CIS/ICT policy of the Ministry of Defense. As such, Hisdesat is an essential strategic partner as the sole operator of the government’s communication satellites, contributing to the success and recognition of the efforts of our Armed Forces across the various operations of which it takes part. We feel completely supported by its staff, who provide us with solutions that would be hard to attain without their assistance. The new generation of SPAINSAT NG satellites is an exciting challenge that we can completely entrust to Hisdesat in order to attain satellite communication capabilities that will lead Spain to continue being a leader in the international arena and, especially, within NATO and the European Union.”

Teniente Coronel D. David Álvarez Lanzarote. Director of the telecommunications Infrastructure, design division and architecture Assessment unit of the cestic.

Nº 44
December 2019
Nº 45
May 2020
Nº 46
December 2020
Nº 47
May 2021
Nº 48
October 2021
Nº 49
December 2021
The magazine has meant a significant contribution to communication across its 50 editions and a deep well of space sector knowledge presented in a welcoming and uninterrupted fashion, informing about the technology, innovation and sustainability of a key sector in the development of the industry through mechanisms that allow for the inclusion of space tourism, the observation of Earth and other planets, crewed exploration, satellites, launch vehicles and space communications, among other cross-cutting elements, delving into the stakeholders and companies that make it come true, as well as the institutions, research centers and universities that provide the knowledge and skilled personnel to provide Spain with a capability that we hope will soon be brought together into a Spanish Space Agency to move forward with the development and advancement of Space.”

Alejandro Ibrahim Perera. President of the Aragón Aeronautic Cluster (AERA)


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