The company was founded in December 2000 by Avio and ASI (the Italian Space Agency) as “ELV S.p.A.” and on 9 May 2018 it changed its name to “Spacelab S.p.A.”. Its aim is to carry out activities in Italy and internationally in the aerospace industry, and more specifically in the field of space transport systems, launchers and the associated components and equipment.
Spacelab S.p.A. focuses in particular on research and development for new technologies that can bring about product innovations, as well as on the design of cutting-edge infrastructures for experimenting with these technologies. The capacity to experiment plays an indispensable strategic part in putting new technologies into practice in industry.
Spacelab S.p.A. will take part in research, development and experimentation programmes funded by public and private clients and it will provide consulting services in the above-mentioned areas.
70% of Spacelab is currently owned by Avio and 30% by ASI.