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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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
Argotec has been selected as the only aerospace company to receive the “Good Energy Award 2017“, an award to energy, innovation and to the responsible, efficient and sustainable use of energy. On September the 22nd Argotec Managing Director David Avino received the award at the 8th edition of the Good Energy Award in Milan organized […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 May 30, 2016 Matteo Renzi, the Prime Minister of Italy, has visited our offices in Turin. Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri (30.05.2016)