Space Y (former Galileo Services) is the leading international industry association focused on the downstream (i.e. user applications and equipment) side of the European Space Programme.


Comprising the key space downstream industry players in Europe, Space Y’s mission is to create value for Europe through the development of applications and the growth of the European space downstream sector.

An important role of the association is to stress the crucial message that the huge investments in space infrastructure must be based on real user needs, and on the tangible socio-economic benefits it will generate: this is whY Europe invests in Space, and the fundamental focus of Space Y.

For more than 20 years, Space Y has worked in close collaboration with the key European decision makers: the European Commission (EC), the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), the European Parliament, the Council of the EU, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Space Agency (ESA) and national space agencies and institutions providing a unified voice on issues of importance to the industrial sector.

Space Y also maintains connections with a number of umbrella organisations at European and national levels (EUGIN, EURISY, EARSC, NEREUS, GSOA, ERTICO etc.).


Space Y is a membership organisation, which consists of the major Space downstream industry players in Europe. The association provides its Members with an unrivalled platform for partnership and information exchange, as well as wide representation vis-à-vis EU and national institutions. Space Y membership is open to any companies or organisations with an interest in the development of the Space downstream segment.


Space Y is administered by a Board of Directors, which decides on the major strategic, economic, financial and technological orientations of the association. Executive secretariats execute the daily activities regarding the administration of the association. Space Y is supervised by a General Assembly comprising representatives of all its members. Officers of the association, i.e. the Chairman of the Board, the Vice-Chairman, the Secretary and the Treasurer are annually proposed by the Board and elected by the General Assembly.

The Team

Gard Ueland

Senior Vice President, Programs


Chairman of Space Y

Daniela Genta

Head of EU & Agencies Affairs


Vice Chairman of Space Y

Xavier Bertrán

Chief Product and Innovation Officer


Vice Chairman of Space Y

Celestino Gómez

Director of Brussels’ Office


Vice Chairman of Space Y

Marie-Laure Mathieu

Senior Engineer


Treasurer of Space Y


Roberto Capua

Head of Innovation


Secretary of Space Y


Pascal Campagne



Special Advisor of Space Y

 Ana Maria Melendez

Permanent Representative

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Grazia Fiore

Permanent Representative

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Olga Flamion Kaminska

Team Assistant

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