von Karman Institute Lecture Series and Events

Stratospheric Flying Opportunities for High-Speed Propulsion Concepts - online

Monday 24 May 2021 - Friday 28 May 2021

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Stratofly Lecture Series

This ONLINE lecture series is part of the STRATOFLY project which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 769246.

The stratosphere is the atmosphere layer higher than the breathable troposphere and its extension goes up to an altitude of 50 Km. The exploitation of this space could become necessary because the number of passengers transported by airplane could have a six-fold increase by 2050.

STRATOFLY studies the feasibility of high-speed passenger stratospheric flight. Technological, environmental and economic factors, that allow the sustainability of new air space’s exploitation, are taken into account, drastically reducing transfer time, emissions and noise, and guaranteeing the required safety levels. In addition, STRATOFLY represents the first step towards future reusable launchers.


ONLINE Lecture Series


The programme will be available soon

Eligibility Criteria

The citizens of the following countries are eligible to attend the von Karman Institute Lecture Series:

- EU member countries
- NATO member countries
- NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia)
- Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates)
- Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Japan, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Uruguay, South-Africa and Vietnam.

VKI reserves the right to request a clearance check with Belgian authorities.

The participants will have to present their ID card (for EU citizens) or passport (for other citizens) the first day of the lecture series.

Fee and Registration

Early bird registration fee (until March 17, 2021 included)

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all the lecture series will be organized online until the end of June 2021. 
Consequently, we reduce the price of the lecture series as from 1st of January 2021 until the end of June 2021.
You find below the new price list. 

Price for citizens of NATO countries

  Early registration Late registration
Undergraduate students 221 245
PhD students  605 672
Staff from recognized universities / research center 958 1064
Staff from commercial organizations 1210 1344


Price for citizens of other countries

  Early registration Late registration
Undergraduate students 315 350
PhD students  864 960
Staff from recognized universities / research center 1368 1520
Staff from commercial organizations 1728 1920

Information for PhD candidates and undergraduate students: To obtain the reduced price, the applicant must provide a recommendation letter from his or her professor; if not, the request will not be taken into consideration.

Special reduction

Rebates can be given for group subscriptions along the following scheme :

- 5 persons of the same organization -2%
- 10 persons of the same organization -5%
- 20 persons of the same organization -10%

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