AIPAS is a non-profit association founded in 1998 with the aim of protecting the interests of Italian Space SMEs.
Since 2007, AIPAS has also given large companies the opportunity to participate in the life of the association, becoming an example of good collaboration between SMEs and large companies in order to develop a favourable ecosystem for all companies in the sector, regardless of their size.
AIPAS Members operate in both the upstream and downstream parts of the space sector value chain.
They are active in the major technology domains, including earth observation, navigation, telecommunications, space transportation, science and exploration, integrated applications, services, ground segment.
AIPAS Members have consolidated experience in ESA and EU, being Prime Contractors of complex activities, subcontractors and coordinators of consortia with several partners.