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Research and Technological Forward Planning for Space

“Horizons” agreement between UC3M and ISDEFE


Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) has signed the “Horizons” agreement with ISDEFE, the state-run enterprise devoted to systems engineering for the defense of Spain. The goal is to collaborate on jobs of technological forward planning, research and teaching in the field of space, satellite communications and navigation, the observation of Earth, space waste treatment and other scientific programs.

Investigación y prospectiva tecnológica para el espacio

The collaboration agreement signed by the UC3M Rector, Juan Romo, and the Managing Director of ISDEFE, Francisco Querada, entails working together on teaching activities such as company internships, Bachelor’s or Master’s theses, research and technological forward planning.

“Horizons” is conceived as a laboratory of ideas for ISDEFE supported in several academic research groups to foster exchange and cooperation in the field of and training and teaching. The initiative covers five strategic lines with different universities in the areas of cyberdefense, defense and security, space and economics, management of the public sector and air navigation.

ISDEFE, affiliated with the Spanish Ministry of Defense, is a company specialized in engineering, consulting and technical assistance, and works in the following sectors: Public Administration, Aerospace, Defense and Security, Energy, Information and Communications Technology and Transport. It also oversees the operation and maintenance of NASA, ESA and INTA space stations in Spain.

Press note released by ISDEFE: