Cost Engineering

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The third "ESA CNES Space Cost Engineering Conference" will be held on October 3 and 4 in Toulouse (Compans Hotel Mercure).

The program is now available on the conference website, at the following link:

We will be happy to share our knowledge in cost engineering: best practices, contribution of AI in estimates, changing spatial environment... Take advantage of registration at the “Early Bird” rate until July 21!

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The COST engineering COMmunity OF ExperTs aims to bring French and European players in the field together in an informal and user-friendly way. With a perspective of innovation and creativity, the group aims to address the following topics:

  • Methodology for estimating project costs and pre-projects
  • New tools, databases and capitalization methods
  • Towards new approaches: Design to Cost, feedback from industrial approaches, costs and risk taking 


The group is co-animated by CNES and ESA. It regularly organizes events (working groups, visits, workshops and seminars, ...) in face-to-face and/or videoconferencing.

You will find the events already organized in the dedicated menu.

  • Michel VAN PELT Michel VAN PELT
    ESA Head of Cost Engineering Section
  • Jean Oswald Jean Oswald
    Ingéniérie des coûts et analyses économiques
  • Frédéric MOLL
    Expert estimation des coûts
    Expert Senior Politique Technique et Formation
  • 11 - 12 February 2019
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    Space Cost Engineering Conference

    SYS - System Engineering
    Thank you for attending the Space Cost Engineering Conference organized by .ESA TEC-S(YC) and COMET COST, which took place 11 & 12 February 2019 at ESA/ESTEC Objectives of the conference: The Cost Engineering profession in the space domain is constantly evolving, needing to keep up with new tools and methods as well as the rapidly evolving space market, space systems and services that are the subject of our cost estimates. The conference is ...
    • ESA/ESTEC , Noordwijk, Netherlands
    • EN
    • No videoconference
    • Public
  • 14 December 2016
    from 08H30 to 16H00
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    Reccuring Cost

    SYS - System Engineering
    CNES Organized a seminar about  Recurring Cost  on december 14th, 2016 The purpose was to exchange on the way to estimate the recurring costs of a future product in different industrial sectors. Today, the industrial sectors are affected by the research of competitiveness through reduced costs without degrading the value of products or services. To face this problem, a strong emphasis is given to the Design to Costs and one of its variants, the Re-Design ...
    • CNES Paris, Paris, France
    • FR, EN
    • Accessible by videoconference
    • Public