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DefInSpace 2023
the hackathon of the French Space Command

24H to imagine tomorrow's space defence

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CONSTELLATIONS: Take on the new DefInSpace challenges

and bring your innovative projects to life!

DefInSpace follows the approach of a classic hackathon: Imagine solutions for space defense of the future in just 24 hours! This event, created by the French Space Command and organized by the Aerospace Valley Competitiveness Cluster, will take place on November 17th and 18th, 2023.


Participants will have the exceptional opportunity to explore the lesser-known field of space defense and its future stakes, as well as the emerging careers that stem from it.


If you are passionate about the space sector and curious to discover the world of defense, don't miss the chance to participate in DefInSpace!



DefInSpace aims to showcase the entire space value chain, involving academic, industrial, and space system user stakeholders.


To have an impact at the national, European, and international levels.


Promote the French space defense strategy.


Animate and create synergies around themes related to space mastery within the context of security and defense challenges.

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For this 3rd edition of the DefInSpace hackathon, the winning team will be offered an exceptional prize: a visit to the European Spaceport (Guyana, Kourou)! As laureates of DefInSpace 2023, you will also enjoy a few days of all-expenses-paid sightseeing while you are there.

The award ceremony for DefInSpace 2023 will take place during the National Finals scheduled for December 12th, 2023.

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French Space Command

The French Space Command is a joint organization under the command of the Chief of Staff of  the French Armed Forces for capabilities, cooperations, and operations and under the command of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force for operational readiness, organization and skills generation. The French Space Command was created in 2019 by the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron and the Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, to implement the new Defense Space Strategy. 



Aerospace Valley

The French Space Command has entrusted Aerospace Valley with the organization of DefInSpace. Aerospace Valley is the world's leading competitiveness cluster in the aerospace industry, serving its three strategic sectors: Aeronautics, Space, and Drones, in the Occitanie and Nouvelle-Aquitaine regions. It supports cooperative R&D projects as well as companies in the sector. Its mission is to promote innovation to foster the growth of its members and address the challenges of tomorrow.


Our partners are supporting us in organizing this event by providing experts and resources well-versed in the challenges of innovation in defense space for both us and DefInSpace participants.

Sponsors & partners
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the testimonials

Sponsors et Partenaires
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It is thanks to the financial and human resources provided by our national sponsors that DefinSpace was created in 2021 and can take place again in 2023. 

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Local organisers


This year, DefInSpace will be held in several cities in France (Bordeaux, Brest, Lyon, Paris, Toulouse, Salon-de-Provence) and several countries around the world (Cyprus, Italy, Mexico, Peru and Singapor.)

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