Passive Components represent more than 80% of the EEE parts used in spacecraft. Therefore, they represent a major concern for space applications. In recent years, the development of Passive Components has been driven by reliability, performances, new functionalities, mass and volume saving and cost reduction.


Space Passive Component Days (SPCD) international Symposium

The SPCD international Symposium is the premier technical conference dedicated to Passive components for space applications. It is an exceptional venue to learn more about the latest advances in this field and meet recognized experts from industry, academia and agencies.


Aim of the SPCD symposium is to promote the discussion of recent developments and trends and to encourage the exchange of technical expertise and information covering a broad range of EEE passive components for space applications:

Capacitors & Supercapacitors    

Circulators & Isolators 

Cable assemblies & Harnesses 

Connectors & Interconnections

Crystals & Oscillators 


Loads & Attenuators 


Power dividers & Couplers

Relays & Switches


RF switches & Phase shifters

SAW Devices (SAW Filters, etc.) 

Thermal Sensors & Heaters

The symposium consists of both invited and submitted papers covering the following topics :

  • Application, Trends and Needs

  • Commercial Off-The-Shelf  (COTS)

  • Evaluation & Qualification

  • Lessons Learned and In-flight Experiences

  • Materials and Processes

  • New Developments

  • Normative System & Standards

  • Procurement, Distribution

  • Technology Roadmaps

  • Test, Reliability and Evaluation for space


How Can You Participate to SPCD?

You can participate to SPCD conference in one or more of the following ways:

- As a Presenter:

Present a technical paper or a poster by submitting an abstract and choosing your presentation preference.


- As a Commercial Presenter:

Give a commercial presentation by submitting a Technical Introduction of Components (TICs).


- As a Roadmap Presenter:

Present your company's roadmap to purchasing and supply managers only.


- As an Exhibitor:

Exhibit by booking a booth and promoting your services and components.


- As a Sponsor:

Provide your company with greater visibility by choosing one of the sponsorship packages.


- As a Participant:

Register to the conference and take advantage from the conference presentations, exhibition, networking breaks, welcome drink and the Gala dinner.