Rules for identification and entering the ESA ESTEC site ESA ESTEC manages the design, development and testing of space missions for the 22 Member States. Since ESTEC is the technical heart of the space agency, there are many labs and facilities on site. This requires ESA to maintain a very high level of security and a strict access procedure.
Rule 1: if your request to visit ESA ESTEC is approved, you will be sent a spreadsheet to enter the names of all participants. We should receive the list at least 48 hours before your arrival to register the names and prepare visitor badges.
Rule 2: every visitor has to present an original personal photo identity document (passport, drivers license or national identity card). The document will be scanned for authenticity and validity. The scan does not record and store any personal information. The Security Officers may deny access to anyone without a valid ID.
Rule 3: documents that are NOT acceptable are paper copies or electronic scans of ID documents, library cards, student cards, credit cards and company badges, even if they have your name and photo on them.