The CVA was created in 1998 as a recognized non-profit organization under French law, regulated by the Loi 1° Julliet 1901 relative au contrat d'association, and its subsequent amendments and integrations.

The association brings together the European cities (known as “Ariane” cities) and the companies working in the field of European space transport. It is based in Évry (Essonne), France.

The ASI has been an acceding member of the CVA since 2017.

Link to the website: https://ariane-cities.com/

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THURSDAY 28 JULY 2022

Send in your Hypergravity Experiment Ideas & Discuss it with ESA/OOSA ‣

Conduct your experiment at the Large Diameter Centrifuge Facility at ESTEC through the Access to Space for All-HyperGES  MORE...

FRIDAY 15 JULY 2022

IAC 2024: THE SIGNING IN MILAN KICK-STARTS THE ORGANIZATION OF THE EVENT ‣

Italy at the centre of the international debate on the use of Space to support sustainability: the agreement and contract to host the 75th edition of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in 2024 in the Lombard capital

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WEDNESDAY 15 JUNE 2022

NASA, Partner Agency Leaders to Talk to Space Station Astronauts ‣

On June 17 at  1:40 p.m NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy, Italian Space Agency (ASI) President Giorgio Saccoccia, and U.S. embassy leadership will speak with astronauts aboard the ISS MORE...

THURSDAY 28 APRIL 2022

Samantha Cristoforetti has arrived on the Space Station ‣

The hatch is opened: the Minerva mission kicks off. During her mission, the ESA astronaut will conduct several scientific experiments for the ASI

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