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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For the first time in history an Italian SmallSat will monitor the kinetic impact of a satellite with an asteroid. LICIACube (Light Italian Cubesat for Imaging of Asteroids) is the name of the project coordinated by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) for the development of a SmallSat built in the Argotec’ laboratories in Turin. This satellite […]
Today Argotec officially joined ELITE, an international Borsa Italiana programme promoted by the London Stock Exchange Group in collaboration with Confindustria. ELITE aims at accelerating the growth of companies through an innovative support in organizational and managerial field. This nomination represents an important target for the space sector: Argotec is the first company of its kind […]
Today “The 19th International Heat Pipe Conference” is starting in Pisa! This year Argotec is a member of the organizing Commitee and the sponsor of the Space Challenge “Two-Phase Heat Transfer for Cubesats”. Are you curious about our research and development activities in the thermal sector? Meet us on 11-12-13-14 June at Argotec stand – […]
Made in Italy excellence again flies through the star! Argotec is proud to present ATENA (Advanced Testing Emulator for Nanosatellite Arm), the innovative robotic system for the testing of nanosatellites, developed in collaboration with Comau. This system, for which Argotec has registered a patent for the technological innovations, provides immediate verification and constant monitoring of […]
Tanta tecnologia italiana nella corsa allo spazio On May the 12th David Avino, Argotec Managing Director, took part in “A spazzo nello spazio” a event organized by Focus during the Bergamo leg of Panorama d’Italia tour. He presented Argotec new project Fly on Space Rider with Argotec.
On May the 4th we met curious and enthusiastic students at Bocconi University. During the Business History lesson David Avino, our Managing Director, described to a crowded classroom Argotec case history. It was an honour and a pleasure to discuss our company history and vision. Here some images about the event:
Have you ever dreamt of launching your project to space? Now, you can! Meet us at A&T event 2018 and discover Fly on Space Rider with Argotec. See you on 18-19-20 April at Argotec stand – G44 – Oval Lingotto Torino.
Today Argotec received the “Premio Imprese per Innovazione” organized by Confindustria and the prestigious “Premio dei Premi” organized by Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri. During the awards ceremony, David Avino, Argotec’s Managing Director, accepted the award at Camera dei deputati in the presence of the Camera dei deputati president, On. Laura Boldrini. Here some images […]
Argotec is a member of the Organizing Committee at the 19th International Heat Pipe Conference. In this context Argotec sponsors the Space Challenge: “Two-Phase Heat Transfer for Cubesats”. This Challenge seeks to foster the creation of new – or to advance existing – two phase heat transfer systems for application on board CubeSats or small satellites (maximum size […]
On September the 30th the Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli has enjoyed an authentic Italian espresso thanks to ISSpresso on board the International Space Station (ISS) to celebrate International Coffee Day. Here some pictures about the operations: Read the press release: Press Release – ISSpresso International Coffee Day_EN Press Release – ISSpresso International Coffee Day_IT
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_Comunicato Stampa_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 […]
Today Argotec was pleased to host the Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli at Turin headquarters. In a view of the VITA mission, Paolo Nespoli visited the company laboratories. He spoke with the team of engineers who designed and assemblied some of his mission experiments. During the visit Paolo Nespoli conducted a training session with Argotec instructors […]