Luxembourg entities involved in space activities

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.

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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.

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