Part of EU’s space programme to be run from the Czech Republic

Published: 11.10.2021 Related countries:  Czech Republic Czech Republic

Prague will become the centre for an importnant part of the EU's space programme spurring investment and innovation in the Czech Republic.

On September 3, 2021, the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) officially started its activities in Prague. A substantial part of the EU's space programme will be now controlled from the Czech Republic.

The Czech Ministry of Transport (MD) said that the EU's space programme would also support business and innovations and the involvement of small and medium- sized enterprises in the building of the space infrastructure. Apart from the operation, security and development of the Galileo and EGNOS navigation systems, the EUSPA will also be in charge of security accreditation and the application of satellite systems practice.

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