Marco Di Clemente

Head of Technology Unit

Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italian Space Agency)

Marco Di Clemente, received the M.Eng. cum laude in Aerospace Engineering and Ph.D. degrees in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 2002 and 2008 respectively. He is currently working at Italian Space Agency as Responsible of Technology Unit, he is member of national delegation at ESA Industrial Policy Committee as advisor, national delegate at Technology Harmonization Advisory Group and Space Component Steering Board, member of the Propulsion Committee of Interantional Astronautical Federation (IAF). His duties include the definition of technology roadmaps within ASI technology program and the coordination of ASI activities regarding technology developments at national, ESA and EC level. Marco is currently the program manager for the realization of Space Factory 4.0 and responsible of several technology development projects. Previously, Marco held several positions within the Italian Aerospace Research Centre (CIRA), dealing with Aerothermodynamics and Space Propulsion. He is author of more than 50 publications in peer reviewed international journals and conference proceedings.


Aerospace 2050

16 November 2023 | 11:45 - 11:50 | Presentation : Space Factory 4.0 - the Italian Approach

Aerospace 2050

16 November 2023 | 11:50 - 12:25 | Panel: New space race - increased satellite launches!

According to an article by Eurocontrol there has been a 4 times growth in satellites and an average of 1700 satellites to be launched every year by 2030. How has the economies of scale and reduced prices of small satellites impacted launch? What is the impact of these mega constellation launches on the space industry and beyond?​

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