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Biomimicry & Space:
the obvious way to renew the conquest of space

Fueled by strong international competition, the space industry is growing again: +1.7% in 2019. This growth is accompanied by significant technical and environmental challenges and therefore supposes opting for new ways of innovation.


While it had experienced dazzling progress in the 20th century, the space industry has been decelerating in recent decades. However, new exacerbated geopolitical rivalries as well as the appearance of ambitious private players are relaunching intensive innovation.

The idea of a space conquest is back on the agenda: the moon and Mars are once again a dream and space programmes are multiplying. Other civil or military topics are tending to gain importance in near orbit, through new-generation equipment, competitive and better designed launchers and satellites.

An impressive range of new challenges are emerging: protection of astronauts and machines for long missions, detection of external hazards, management of debris, resilience of components... At the same time, the question, which has become fundamental, of the environmental impact of the technologies used and the role of the sector as a model.

This new conquest of space is conditionned by the capacities of its actors, whether state or private, to adopt new promising and differentiating R&D paths. Their competitiveness and technological, geopolitical and commercial credibility directly depend on it.

Biomimicry and space:
Bioxegy shows you how biomimicry can help solve the many extraordinary challenges that arise as the space industry is undergoing a major revival.

Lightweight design, robustness, resilience and reliability of components and structures, propulsion and fuel management and energy sources for launchers, satellites and capsules, autonomy, multi-functionality and reuse of systems, detection and apprehension, maintenance, robotics, crew protection, exploration and drilling technologies, etc.: there are multiple technical challenges in the space sector.

What horizons for development and progress
does biomimicry allow for?

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Nature is a specialist in extreme conditions. It knows how to demonstrate resilience and ingenuity to face the most inhospitable environments. Throughout its evolution, living things have, for example, responded to a strong need for efficiency, resistance or even optimisation of energy costs.

This unparalleled technical know-how is an unrivaled source of lessons and ideas, and helps supply R&D departments in the space sector. The applied intelligence of nature makes it possible to consider the development of hyper-adapted technologies and innovative concepts that can offer unprecedented prisms of resolution.

European specialist in biomimicry, Bioxegy explains to you how bio-inspired innovation is a major asset in terms of innovation. Below, we provide you with a number of relevant leads.

The contributions of biomimicry in space concern
the following areas:


Functional Materials,
Light Structures,
Lightweight Design


Vibrations (NVH)

Heat & Cold Resistance





Design of
Systems (industrial design)

Miscellaneous Areas:
Energy Management, Autonomy, Drilling...

Biomimicry and space:
overview of application cases
and promising levers.

Testimonials & Projects


Biomimétisme & aérodynamisme :
une évidence


Biomimétisme, détection et traitement de l'information :
les systèmes intelligents du futur


Biomimétisme & tribologie :
un duo technologique prometteur


Biomimétisme &
lightweight design :

un pari gagnant


Biomimétisme & NVH :
améliorer les technologies d'atténuation des vibrations


Biomimétisme & aérodynamisme :
une évidence

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