The FabSpace Darmstadt team was present during the entire night at the very exiting social media event for the launch of Sentinel-2B stellite. Mr. Sascha Heising and Mr. Bayzidul Islam talked about the project’s ongoing activities with the audience and presented some recent highlights at a small booth.

Fig: Mr. Bayzidul Islam and Mr. Sascha Heising after preparing the booth for the social media event for Sentinel launch. (Image credit: ESA/J. Mai)

The whole event was a great success for European Space Agency - ESA and the entire Earth Observation - EO community. It has raised an amazing awareness and underlined the importance of the Copernicus program in every point of view. More than 300 guests attended during the event and cherish valuable talks from speakers. The social media community posted more than 17,000 twitter messages and approximately 21,000,000 people were reached worldwide. That was just an amazing broadcast by the the #Sentinel2Go team. Mr. Sascha Heising was interview live on stage in the night for an interview where he introduced FabSpace and invited everybody who is curious about earth observation technology to join FabSpace 2.0.

Fig: Mr. Sascha Heising was interviewed by ESA Social Media. (Image: ESA / R. Palmari)

Mr. Bayzidul Islam joined the social media community and talked about the prospects of satellite imagery produced by Sentinel-2A and 2B Satellites. He also introduced FabSpace 2.0 Darmstadt to the wider audience in the warmup session before sentinel-2B launched.

Fig: Mr. Bayzidul Islam was attending ESA social media event and guided tour inside ESOC (Image: ESA / R. Palmari)

After a long night the FabSpace Darmstadt team was excited how many people could join FabSpace after the event. And of course, it was great to have the Sentinel-2B satellite safely in its orbit with her sister satellite Sentinel-2A.


Image: ESA/ATG medialab

The FabSpace Darmstadt team will be pleased to be a part of ESA’s upcoming social media event for the launch of Sentinel-2B satellite. The event is scheduled to launch the Sentinel-2B spacecraft from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana at 02:49 CET on 7 March 2017. Sascha Heising and Bayzidul Islam will be part of a wide range of experts referring to important aspects of Earth Observation (EO) technologies. The team will be talking about business opportunities and the collaboration possibilities at FabSpace 2.0. Sascha Heising announced his target for the evening “The Power of Space to Business” and Bayzidul Islam underlines “Space for Sustainable Future”.

ESA’s overnight SocialSpace event, Sentinel2Go at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), in Darmstadt, Germany will introduce the potentials of the new spacecraft Sentinel-2B which is an identical satellite of Sentinel-2A launched in June, 2015. The satellites are equipped with the state-of-the-art MSI (Multispectral Imager) instrument, that offers high-resolution optical imagery now in 5-day interval with the two constellation satellite. All enthusiastic followers will find out more on twitter using the two main hashtags #sentinel2 and #sentinel2go. There will be a lot of live broadcasting and we’re really looking forward to this particular event and the future of the Sentinel mission.


(c) Fotograf Jochen Müller / AUFSCHWUNG-Messe / IHK Frankfurt am Main

After the first set of events in 2017 FabSpace Darmstadt looks back at a lot of user feedback. Aufschwung Messe was the recent fair the team attended as an exhibitor targeting an entrepreneurial driven audience. Aufschwung Messe had 2.767 attendees, over 300 experts and more than 80 exhibitors. It was quite successful and Bayzidul Islam and Sascha Heising got a lot of feedback and questions and some of them will lead to the improvement of the F.A.Q. section of

On top of that we got some promising contacts and future support, especially for the bootcamp starting in November.

Next events will be the IT&media the team will attend as visitor and of course the CeBit 2017 in Hannover. Stay tuned!


(c) Fotograf Jochen Müller / AUFSCHWUNG-Messe / IHK Frankfurt am Main

All inventors, founders and future entrepreneurs are welcome at Aufschwung Messe 2017 in IHK, Frankfurt. FabSpace will be present together with cesah GmbH with an own booth to delight Earth Observation driven innovation and business opportunities. The team would be happy to see you there. We still have some free tickets left for you so do not hesitate to ask us!

The Aufschwung is currently one of the biggest fairs of its kind in Germany and in the last year 2016 had nearly 2.500 attendees which was backed by over 75 exhibitors and 300 experts. Aufschwung is a surprising place for all aspects of entrepreneurship and startup creation.

Please have a look at the program – see you all there!


The FabSpace Darmstadt team exhibited at the 2nd Start-up and Innovation Day at TU Darmstadt with a small booth. Bayzidul Islam (TU Darmstadt) and Sascha Heising (cesah GmbH) had numerous discussions with enthusiastic students about the potential of earth observation. One of the evenings main questions – answered by the team – was “What is FabSpace and what can I do there?”.

Bayzidul Islam explains the benefits for users of FabSpace 2.0

Therefore, the Start-up & Innovation Day was a great chance to inform the visitors about FabSpace and its goals. In addition to that interested visitors were asked to sign up directly on the platform to participate in the FabSpace network, which was also a success. The audience had the opportunity to get a brief look of the two active platforms at FabSpace Darmstadt. The team was very excited to announce the new complementary communication platform “ComBase” and it was wonderful to see such a great first resonance with it. The team will sum up the frequently asked questions of the event and publish them on under the F.A.Q. section.

Sascha Heising explains the FabSpace Darmstadt ecosystem with the two platforms as its backbone

While most of the visitors were students from TU Darmstadt, FabSpace was also proud to welcome some stakeholders from external institutions like IHK Darmstadt, HIGHEST (Incubator program of TU Darmstadt) and Telespazio Vega. During these discussions future, potential cooperation was discussed and some follow up meetings will be made soon. For FabSpace Darmstadt the Startup & Innovation Day was a fantastic opportunity for networking.

Warmly welcomed on the booth, Dr. Frank Zimmermann jury member of 2nd Startup & Innovation day and managing director of cesah.

Now the team is looking forward to the next start-up and founder event in just a couple of days. The Aufschwung Messe (8.2.2017) in Frankfurt/Main is one of the biggest fairs of its kind in Germany. The team will also be there with a booth. Finally, interested students looking for start-ups and founding opportunities had the chance to get some free tickets for Aufschwung Messe.


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