who we are
Argotec is an Italian aerospace engineering company based in Turin whose research, innovation and product development activities use engineering and computing for space applications and renewable energy systems. Particular attention is also given to the field of Human Space Flight and Operations as well as the development of space exploration systems. Argotec is also concerned with the production of nanosatellites and engineering solutions that can be adopted on the International Space Station (ISS), which also have immediate applications on Earth.
The company name “Argotec” was inspired by the Argonauts legend. In Greek mythology, Argo was the ship on which Jason and 50 heroes, called the Argonauts, sailed to Colchis (modern day Georgia) to retrieve the Golden Fleece. The spirit of adventure of the Argonauts is the motivation and the guideline for our activities.
Passion, dedication, innovation, flexibility, speed, positive return on Earth, are the values that have always oriented its activities. Argotec believes in youth in fact the average age of the staff is 29 years. Why did we make this choice? Because young people are very important to us, we want to make them feel responsible, allow them to grow with their ideas and explore their innovative spirit. Those who join the Argotec team have the opportunity to experiment and make a real contribution to business activities.
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On September the 14th the Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli successfully conducted the ARTE experiment onboard the ISS. Argotec engineers supported in real time all the operations from the company Mission Control Centre. Here some pictures about the operations: Read the press release: ARTE_ComunicatoStampa_Argotec_ASI
We are so proud to announce that Argotec has been selected to receive the “2017 Innovation in Technology Development and Demonstration Award” for the ARTE project. On July 20th, our Managing Director David Avino accepted the award at the “ISS Research and Development Conference” in Washington DC organized by the American Astronautical Society. Argotec has been […]
Quanta tecnologia italiana nello spazio. On July the 1st David Avino, Argotec managing Director, took part in “A spasso nello spazio” a Focus event organized during the Bari leg of the Panorama d’Italia Tour.
We are so proud to announce that Argotec will be one of the speakers in the first Campus Party Milan edition! Surrounded by a number of companies, universities and communities, Argotec will describe to an audience of talented people the challenge laying behind the design and the assembly of a nanosatellite for deep space. Our […]
Oggi Argotec ha avuto il piacere di ospitare nella sua sede di Torino l’astronauta italiano Paolo Nespoli. In vista della missione VITA, che nei prossimi mesi lo porterà per la terza volta nello spazio, l’astronauta Paolo Nespoli ha visitato i laboratori aziendali e si è confrontato con il team di ingegneri che ha ideato e […]
On November the 23rd and the 24th Anna Frosi, ARTE System Engineer, explained ARTE project to Paolo Nespoli during the presentation of the VITA Expedition at Agenzia Spaziale Italiana in Rome.
On November the 16th David Avino, our Managing Director, took part in “Technology and Food Innovation: a Shared Transatlantic Challenge“, a conference organized by the Embassy of Italy in Washington.
On July the 22nd David Avino, our Managing Director, took part to closing ceremony of the Agrogeneration, an event organized by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture Food and Forestry Policies, in Catania. Ministero delle politiche agricole alimentari e forestali (22.07.2016)
On May the 30th Matteo Renzi, the Prime Minister of Italy, has visited our offices in Turin. Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri (30.05.2016)