Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy Etienne Schneider and ESA Director General Johann-Dietrich Wörner commit to strengthening international collaboration in the field of space resources research and innovation, during a visit to the European Astronaut Centre, in Cologne.
Europe must be an active player and create opportunities to position itself as key partner in the next space resources related activities and missions.
European Space Agency and the Luxembourg Space Agency have, together, identified common objectives for research and development.
LUXEMBOURG (Luxembourg Space Agency PR) — Following the setup of SpaceResources.lu initiative in 2016 to promote and develop the research, economic and legal aspects of space resources, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) established a working group to explore the opportunities for international cooperation in the field of space resources.
GLASGOW, Scotland (ESA PR) — On the left side of this before and after image is a pile of simulated lunar soil, or regolith; on the right is the same pile after essentially all the oxygen has been extracted from it, leaving a mixture of metal alloys. Both the oxygen and metal could be used in future by settlers on the Moon.
Samples returned from the lunar surface confirm that lunar regolith is made up of 40-45% percent oxygen by weight, its single most abundant element.
Andy Bowyer, CEO and Founder of Kleos Space Luxembourg, shines a light on dark activity at sea.
Luxembourg Space Agency Q&A
Can you tell a little bit about how you ended up in the space industry?
Well, I think you can do lots of things in your life if you have a
skill. An engineering skill, or a commercial skill, a marketing skill,
finance, or what have you.
The important thing, however, is the context you’re working in. The
work is the same, whether you’re engineering in a nuclear substation, or
an automotive company. The engineering is very similar to space
engineering in a lot of senses, but the context is different, and the
parameters are different.
MONTREAL (Luxembourg Space Agency PR) — During the visit of Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy, Étienne Schneider to the NorthStar Earth & Space headquarters in Montreal, a cooperation was launched to enable a Clean Space initiative to foster sustainability in space.
The Clean Space initiative would evaluate the use of NorthStar Earth and Space Information services with the support of Luxembourg’s insurance, financial and satellite operator communities to address some of the key issues related to space traffic management, sustainable commercialization of space activities, insurance products for space operations to promote growth in commercial space activities, and satellite operational challenges.
Further project grant funding request approved by Luxembourg Space Agency
Additional commitment of €1,000,000 [$1.1 million]
Funding toward further development of future, higher value Kleos data products
Total Luxembourg Space Agency funding commitment to date – €2,958,000 [$3.3 million]
LUXEMBOURG, 14 June 2019 (Kloes Space PR) — Kleos Space S.A. (ASX: KSS, Frankfurt: KS1), a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data provider, announces that the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) has approved an additional EUR €1,000,000 [$1.1 million]] financial grant (non-equity) support for data product development.
PARIS (ESA PR) — The first commercial microsatellite developed under ESA’s SAT‐AIS programme for tracking ships, called ESAIL, has passed another milestone. On 9 May its Canadian operator exactEarth signed the launch service agreement with Arianespace.ESAIL is part of ESA’s Partnership Projects and has been developed to enhance the next generation of space‐based services for the maritime sector. The spacecraft will track ship movements over the entire globe as it orbits the planet.
Satellite coverage is essential as about 90% of global trade takes place on the oceans. It opens the door to enhanced safety, tracking ships and route provisions for industry, government and maritime authorities.
LUXEMBOURG (Luxembourg Space Agency PR) — The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the United States of America today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will serve to catalyze and significantly deepen cooperation between the two countries in the field of space. Étienne Schneider, Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy, signed the MoU for the Grand Duchy. Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, signed for the United States.
The Memorandum will serve as a vehicle to establish a more formal dialogue, sharing of expertise and exchange of information between Luxembourg and the United States. The MoU will promote the continued growth of their respective space industries through new commercial and investment opportunities, as well as strengthen policy coordination as the two countries lead the international community in promoting a business-friendly regulatory framework.
LUXEMBOURG (University of Luxembourg PR) — The University of Luxembourg announces the launch of a new two-year Interdisciplinary Space Master study course in the fall of 2019. The Master programme aims to provide students with the required engineering skills in the space industry, along with both deep and broad knowledge to manage space-related business activities.
TAINAN, Taiwan, December 26th 2018 (ODYSSEUS SPACE PR) – ODYSSEUS SPACE, a Taiwanese company developing innovative space technologies for small satellites, today announced a collaboration with NCKU, one of the leading engineering university in Taiwan and located in Tainan.
This joint R&D project for a total amount of 4.5M NTD [$146,711], funded by both ODYSSEUS Space and the Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) through the New SBIR program, is following a pre-study phase successfully delivered in 2018 and now aims at developing and testing a first prototype of an electrical propulsion system for small satellites.
BILBOA, SPAIN (Luxembourg Space Agency PR) — ODYSSEUS Space is the winner of the SpaceResources.lu challenge of the European Sprace Agency (ESA) Space Exploration Masters competition that awards the best business ideas for space exploration that also benefit society.
The award was handed over in Bilbao, Spain on October 30, 2018 within the frame of the ESA Space for Inspiration conference, an international conference organized by the ESA for everyone who is curious about space exploration and why it matters.
LUXEMBOURG (Luxembourg Space Agency PR — The Luxembourg Space Agency and the Space Frontier Foundation are organizing the 2nd NewSpace Europe conference on November 27 and 28, 2018 in Luxembourg City. NewSpace Europe is the only annual space conference in Europe to focus solely on the newspace industry and the emerging opportunities in the space sector. Leaders from industry and major corporations, entrepreneurs, investors and representatives from Government Agencies meet in Luxembourg to explore how the space industry can break down barriers to economic growth and fuel the expansion of the commercial space industry with a focus on launch, remote sensing, investment, space-based economy and communications. (more…)
LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG September 27, 2018 (Made in Space PR) – Made In Space, Inc. (MIS) to open a new facility in Luxembourg which will enable the company to more easily serve its European customers. MIS’s Luxembourg operations will focus on bringing low-cost robotic systems to the European market. Luxembourg was a strategically chosen location due to its proximity to both excellent robotics talent and successful European aerospace companies.
LUXEMBOURG CITY (Luxembourg Space Agency PR) — The arrival of Made In Space, Hydrosat and CubeRover further widens the spectrum of activates of the Luxembourg business-oriented space ecosystem and reinforces the Luxembourg space capabilities.
LUXEMBOURG (Ministry of the Economy PR) — The Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) officially launched operations today with the goal of promoting the further economic development of the Grand Duchy’s space industry by attracting businesses, developing human resources, providing innovative financial solutions and supporting educational and research infrastructur
Unlike many similar organisations abroad, Luxembourg’s space agency will not directly conduct research or launch missions, but foster collaboration between key players in the space industry, with the core mission of accelerating the emergence of innovation-driven businesses.