DEPLOY THE SPACE TECHNOLOGY KNOW-HOW “MADE IN LUXEMBOURG” BEYOND ITS NATIONAL BORDERS
Since 2005, when Luxembourg officially became a member state of ESA, the space policy of Luxembourg’s Government has been supporting the diversification of space activities and their positive impact on many other economic sectors (materials, ICT, environmental technologies, etc.). It is clear that research and technological development in space constitute a huge strategic challenge. In Luxembourg, most of the specialised players of the space sector know each other, but it is of utter importance to showcase Luxembourg’s space sector on the international scene.
With the new initiative of Luxembourg’s Government to develop from Luxembourg a peaceful exploitation of space resources, new momentum has been created which will foster the activities of the Luxembourg space cluster even further.
The catalogue of competences, skills, products and services presents the capabilities of the private and public entities with their multicultural work force which are active in Luxembourg’s space sector and contribute to its dynamism. It is an easy reference guide for international companies and institutions to spur international collaboration.
As Chairman of the Luxembourg Space Cluster, I strongly support this initiative which helps to deploy the know-how “made in Luxembourg” beyond its national borders.
Bilateral or multilateral cooperation, bringing together physical means, energies or brain power, must remain a focus of Luxembourg’s space policy.
President of the Luxembourg Space Cluster and the GLAE
(Groupement Luxembourgeois de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace)