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Kayser Italia
is a Small Medium Enterprise (SME), a private independent aerospace system engineering company, owned by Dr. Valfredo Zolesi’s family. It has been incorporated in 1986, and since 1995 it is 100% Italian property.






Livorno, July 11th 2016


Kayser Italia S.r.l. and Mymicrogravity SAS Announce Partnership to Allow Commercialization of Hardware for Biological Experiments in Microgravity and Space.


Collaboration will facilitate the use of space proven technologies for biological research and will reduce development time allowing an increased number of flight opportunities.


Microgravity and Space are exceptional environments for the study of biological phenomenon that cannot be observed in presence of gravity. Kayser Italia, a European leading company in the development and manufacturing of hardware for biological experiments in space, and Mymicrogravity, a startup created by a very active team to offer a commercial service for organizing experiments in microgravity and space, announced today a commercial partnership to take to best of both entities and build a strong European offer for researchers.

The goal is to deliver space proven solutions and products for researchers, institutions and companies looking to reduce the development time for their biological experiments to be flown in space. Since 30 years Kayser Italia is a well-known partner of the European Space Agency (ESA) and Italian Space Agency (ASI) for the development of high quality space hardware, system solutions and missions support. The partnership with Mymicrogravity aims at the commercialization of biological experiment units that have been qualified for space applications and that have already been successfully used. Any biological experiment has peculiar requirements that Kayser Italia, starting from a large portfolio of qualified products, can quickly manage thanks to its flexibility, reliability, motivation and competence.  Mymicrogravity has an important role in identifying new uses of microgravity and supporting scientists from private labs and R&D teams to use microgravity for their research. In this partnership, Mymicrogravity functions of an “augmented broker” by selling the hardware for scientific experiments to new market segments and also preparing upfront packages combining the hardware of Kayser Italia with the right flight opportunities. This will be done with the goal to have the best solutions for its customers in order for them to maximize scientific return at each experiment and bring their research to the next level with microgravity.


About Kayser Italia

Kayser Italia S.r.l. is a Small Medium Enterprise (SME), a private independent aerospace system engineering company, owned by Dr. Valfredo Zolesi’s family. It has been incorporated in 1986, and since 1995 it is 100% Italian property. The company is located in the countryside of Livorno, in the region of Tuscany (Italy). Since the beginning up to now, Kayser Italia has participated to more than 60 space missions with more than 100 payloads, all of them completed with full scientific, technical, economic and programmatic success. The staff consists of high specialized engineers, with expertise in electronics, aeronautics, mechanics, thermodynamics, physics, computer science, optics and molecular biology. Their design and manufacturing capabilities, joined with a deep engineering back-ground, have allowed the participation of the company to many microgravity space programs, especially in the area of life science (biology and human physiology).  Payloads  developed  by  Kayser  Italia  have  been  flown  on  the  Russian  capsules  BION, FOTON, Progress, Soyuz, on American Shuttle, Cygnus, Dragon, on the Japanese HTV, on the European ATV and MLPM, on the Chinese ShenZhou and of course inside the International Space Station (ISS). Kayser Italia supports grants and partnership programs  with universities and research institutes and is actively involved in the promotion of the integration process between large and Small Medium Enterprises working in space.


About Mymicrogravity
Mymicrogravity SAS is a startup based in Paris created in 2015 by two cofounders. Antoine Joly-Battaglini, CEO, is a former employee of Airbus Defence & Space, where he worked on various projects in the orbital division in link with microgravity and space research. Matthieu Gendreau, CTO, is a French engineer who, after working in the aerospace industry for Thales and MBDA, participated in the success story of a startup for two years before it was bought. Their goal in creating Mymicrogravity is to become the European champion for the organization of microgravity experiments and give access to this environment to all scientists. By grouping industrial capacities from various partners in Europe and the US in their unique portfolio, packaging standard offers for experiments and bringing together microgravity experts, Mymicrogravity has a unique service adapted to the needs of private labs and R&D teams. The company has the objective to simplify the organization of microgravity experiments as much as possible for the researcher for him to concentrate on the science and its applications. They offer today to organize experiments on the International Space Station, parabolic flights and microgravity simulators with hardware and experts that can answer to the needs of researchers in all domains of science.


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Kayser Italia USOC contributes to the GSCB of ISS

April 19th, 2016 - The Utilization Support Operation Center (USOC) at Kayser Italia contributes to the Ground Segment Control Board (GSCB) of the International Space Station (ISS), that held its annual meeting at the Italian Space Agency (ASI) in Rome. Kayser Italia USOC supports ASI in the scientific utilization programme of the ISS.

For the full description of the event see

Complimentary Skills Training Workshop 2016 

 “STW: From Thesis to Projects”

The Skills Training Workshop (STW) is going to take place in Munich, Germany, from the 20th – 22nd June 2016. The Workshop will be hosted by OHB System AG and Menlo Systems GmbH with the collaboration of the Partners of the FACT Project (Future Atomic Clock Technology), funded by the European Commission.

Building up on last year’s Skills Training Camp, organised at Kayser Italia, this year the workshop will focus on the transition between the academia to the industrial world, and will give the opportunity to the participants to interact with space professionals in their working environment.


The programme of the Workshop includes:

o    Day 1, Monday 20th June, Space Projects Introductory Session at OHB

o    Day 2, Tuesday 21st June, Business Introductory Session at Menlo System

o    Day 3, Wednesday 22nd June, Job Fair IKOM at TUM Munich


The objectives of the Skills Training Workshop are:

o    To provide the participants with some insight on how projects and business work outside of academia

o    To provide an outlook on how to deal with future job applications and counselling for the German job market

o    To provide an understanding of how factors influence business decisions in industry 



OHB and Menlo Systems, as industrial partners of the FACT Consortium, will organize specific lectures by leading experts in the field of space projects management, management consulting, communications and consulting.

Organising Committee:

·         o    Andrea Jaime, Norbert Lemke and Alex Meister (OHB System AG)

o    Tatjana von Ehrenstein (Menlo Systems GmbH)

o    Alessandra Tortora (Kayser Italia Srl)

Please, click on the link below and fill out the registration form before 8 June 2016.

Link to Registration