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Luxembourg in the top 5 of digital economies

22-05-2018

DESI is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU Member States in digital competitiveness. The DESI report tracks the prog...
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Call for expression of interest for In Orbit Demonstration/Validation (IOD/IOV) Experiments

23-04-2018

This call aims to gather experiments that could be considered for In Orbit Demonstration/Validation (IOD/IOV) actions, taking into consideration the Horizon 2020 IOD/IOV call for proposals and associ...
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2018 EuroGEOSS Request launched

19-04-2018

From 16 April until 30 June 2018, public or private organizations involved in developing innovative applications based on Earth Observations (EO) and located in European GEO member countries are invit...
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Announcement of Opportunity for Community Scientists in the PLATO mission

12-04-2018

The purpose of the Announcement of Opportunity (AO) is to solicit proposals for Community Scientists in the PLATO mission. This AO is open to scientists affiliated with institutes located in ESA Mem...
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Marc Serres becomes the first Vice-Chairman of the ESA Council from Luxembourg

26-03-2018

Head of Space Affairs at the Ministry of the Economy, Marc Serres, has been appointed Vice-Chairman of the ESA Council for the remaining mandate of the current chairship until 30 June 2019. As the fir...
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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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Étienne Schneider – one of Politico Europe 28 people shaping, shaking and stirring Europe

07-12-2017

Politico* Europe is a very well respected Brussels-based European affairs weekly newspaper. This is the third instalment of their guide to the people to watch in the year ahead: 18 men and 10 women fr...
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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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Luxembourg Government and Spire Global signed cooperation agreement to open a European HQ in the Grand Duchy

16-11-2017

Spire Global announced today that it is continuing its global expansion with the opening of the new Luxembourg office and a closing of its Series C. The Luxembourg Future Fund (LFF) has committed toda...
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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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Young Luxembourg Scientist Wins Third Place in International Competition in China

24-08-2017

A young Luxembourgish scientist has won third prize at the international competition CASTIC (China Adolescents' Science and Technology Innovation Contest).
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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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