Official bodies in charge of relations with ESA
The Ministry of the Economy is in charge of space affairs in Luxembourg. The Ministry:
- defines the National Space Policy on the basis of industry and public research capabilities and objectives, as well as on the long-term perspectives of the sector,
- manages relationship with the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Union and space agencies worldwide,
- is responsible for all financial, political and programme matters related to ESA activities. In this role, the Ministry opens programme lines and supports the set-up of projects.
Private and public actors in the space sector
Around 30 companies and 2 public research organisations in Luxembourg are involved in space activities for a total headcount of about 700 people.
GLAE (Groupement Luxembourgeois de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace) was established following Luxembourg’s accession to ESA. GLAE’s objectives are to provide a permanent link between its members, advise them and defend their shared professional, economic and social interests at national and international level. GLAE is a partner of the Government for addressing all questions in relation to initiatives taken by the authorities and the establishment of a Luxembourg space policy.