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Asteroid day 2018 events kick off in anniversary of Chelyabinsk meteor

15-02-2018

Asteroid Day, the UN-sanctioned day for global awareness and education about asteroids, has announced global events slated for Asteroid Day 2018, including the first in a series of expert presentation...
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Luxembourg agreed to cooperate with Russia on space resources

15-02-2018

Luxembourg and Russia will cooperate on scientific research on space technologies and mining.
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GovSat-1 and Luxembourg into orbit!

01-02-2018

Luxembourg has entered into a new space age following the successful launch on 31, January 2018, of the GovSat-1 satellite from the Cape Canaveral Space Center. As a joint venture established in 2015 ...
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GovSat aims at becoming a global space player

23-01-2018

Interview of Patrick Biewer about the launch of GovSat-1 military and governmental communications satellite from America’s Cape Canaveral space centre.
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Luxembourg and China agreed to cooperate on space exploration

17-01-2018

The Ministry of the Economy and the China National Space Administration (CNSA) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that provides a framework for the development and implementation of scie...
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2017 SPACENEWS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION

20-12-2017

A member of the Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party would seem to be an unlikely champion of asteroid mining ventures. But Étienne Schneider, who represents his party in Luxembourg’s coalition go...
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Towards sustainable space business

01-12-2017

International space business shows enormous growth potential that can only be fully realised if the sector pushes technological boundaries even further and becomes profitable for private investors. Hi...
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Space Exploration Masters

01-12-2017

Two Luxembourg-related start-ups were among the winners of Space Exploration Masters, an international competition aiming to identify and reward technology-transfer business successes and business inn...
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State visit to Japan: several agreements have been signed

01-12-2017

Late November, HRH the Grand Duke and the Princess Alexandra accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy Etienne Schneider, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Jean Asselborn...
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Luxembourg and Japan agree to cooperate on exploration and commercial utilization of space resources

29-11-2017

Luxembourg, November 29, 2017 - The Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, represented by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy, Étienne Schneider, and the Cabinet Office of Japan, represented by Masaji Matsuyama, Minister of State for Space Policy, signed today in Tokyo a memorandum of cooperation on exploration and commercial utilization of space resources.
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Luxembourg at the centre of innovation in space

24-11-2017

The global space industry is rapidly changing as the once completely government-driven activity of space exploration is partly being taken over by private companies – the so-called NewSpace sector. Many of the most innovative companies and decision-makers in the field met in Luxembourg on 16-17 November 2017 at the NewSpace Europe conference to discuss economic opportunities, the conditions for start-up companies, the access to funding and the future role of governments in space business.
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SpaceResources.lu: First-time FNR investment in space exploration projects

23-11-2017

For the first time, the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) has committed funding to two space related projects contributing to the development of the SpaceResources.lu initiative. Two public research institutions each receive funding for collaborative projects with the lunar exploration company ispace, representing an FNR commitment of around 700,000 EUR.
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Former Director of Partnerships at NASA Ames Joins the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy

14-11-2017

The Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy today announced that Mr. Gary Martin, former Director of Partnerships at NASA Ames, recently joined its Space Affairs Department. As an independent advisor, Gary...
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The space industry is now 2% of Luxembourg’s GDP

13-11-2017

Luxembourg now generates nearly 2 percent of its annual gross domestic product from the space industry, according to Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider. 
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ESA Kick-start Competition on Commercial Climate Services

31-10-2017

The European Space Agency (ESA) is offering support to companies to assess the viability of commercial space-based services in response to climate change to meet the demands of particular user communities.

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US and Luxembourg frame laws for new space race

24-10-2017

Luxembourg became the first European country that officially allows space resources to be “appropriated” by commercial groups based in the country.
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Luxembourg and the United Arab Emirates to cooperate on space activities

11-10-2017

Considering their common interest in the exploration, use and application of space for peaceful purposes, Luxembourg and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) jointly agreed on the opportunity to cooperate on space activities.
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Call for applications: Y-ISEF

04-10-2017

The Ministry of the Economy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is willing to select up to two highly motivated candidates, who are likely to play a major role in the space sector of Luxembourg in the future, to represent Luxembourg at Y-ISEF.
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Call for new earth explorer mission ideas

29-09-2017

The call invites scientists working in Earth observation to submit ideas for ESA’s 10th Earth Explorer mission. Deadline of submission is 15 December 2017.
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New space activities in the Grand Duchy

29-09-2017

The Ministry of the Economy and Sweden-based GomSpace Group AB signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for their cooperation to develop, through a company to be created in the Grand Duchy and 100% owned by GomSpace, several activities focused on operations of constellations of nanosatellites and supporting GomSpace customers in data processing and delivery.
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Luxembourg and Kleos Space sign a MoU to co-operate within the SpaceResources.lu initiative

24-07-2017

The Luxembourg Government and Luxembourg-based Kleos Space SARL signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) providing the framework for their cooperation within the SpaceResources.lu initiative with focus on space technology development.
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New competition dedicated to Space Exploration for innovative Business Ideas benefitting Earth

19-07-2017

The Space Exploration Masters is an international competition to identify best technology transfer business successes, as well as to empower and foster business innovation around space exploration act...
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LUXEMBOURG IS THE FIRST EUROPEAN NATION TO OFFER A LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR SPACE RESOURCES UTILIZATION

14-07-2017

The Luxembourg Parliament adopted the draft law on the exploration and use of space resources. The Grand Duchy is thus the first European country to offer a legal framework ensuring that private operators can be confident about their rights on resources they extract in space.
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Luxembourg Business Angel Network Establishes Its Own Space Angel Group

10-07-2017

LBAN´s Space Angel group will be organized as a subgroup of LBAN. Its main objectives will to be to bring together interested individual investors into the space industry and stimulate & support Luxembourg´s position as a space nation. To join the group, being a LBAN member will not be a pre-requisite.
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Asteroid Day 2017 proves a global hit!

10-07-2017

Now headquartered in Luxembourg, Asteroid Day is truly a global event that brings together notable scientists, astronauts, business leaders, artists, Nobel Laureates and private citizens.
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ESA offers 20 internship positions to Luxembourg students

07-07-2017

The programme Luxembourgish Young Graduate Trainees LuxYGT offers 20 internship positions for Luxembourgish graduates and young professionals who would like to gain experience in the space sector. The...
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SES signed multi-year agreement with leading Indonesian satellite communications provider Primacom

27-06-2017

Primacom will use SES Networks’ Maritime+ service to deliver the highest levels of reliable high-speed broadband connectivity to vessels operating in Asia-Pacific region.
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Luxembourg’s SpaceResources.lu Initiative Features dedicated Prize in the ESA-initiated "Space Exploration Masters" Competition

26-06-2017

At the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget on June 21, 2017, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced Europe’s first innovation competition on space exploration, the "Space Exploration Masters".
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Luxembourg and the European Space Agency enhance cooperation on asteroid missions, related technology and space resources exploration and utilisation

21-06-2017

At the occasion of the 2017 Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy Etienne Schneider visited the ESA pavilion and, together with ESA Director General, Jan Wörner, signed a joint statement on future activities concerning missions to the asteroids, related technologies and space resources exploration and utilisation.

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Space App Camp 2017

16-06-2017

The European Space Agency (ESA) is inviting 20 developers to its Centre for Earth Observation (ESRIN) in Frascati, Italy, on 11-18 September 2017.
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