This awareness session about sustainability and eco-design in the space sector is aimed at employees working for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). It is intended to raise awareness about the importance of sustainability and environmental footprinting for the supply chain and aims to introduce topics such as eco-design and life cycle thinking. It also introduces ESA's current actions and future expectations with regard to industry.

ESA is working to disseminate its knowledge on how to assess the environmental impact of space activities. One way to achieve this goal is to offer this "Environmental Life-Cycle Assessment and Ecodesign of Space Systems" course to SMEs in the European space community.