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Luxembourg to create a Space Campus

Published Friday August 26 2022

At the beginning of August, Luxembourg Minister of Economy, Mr. Franz Fayot, announced the planned creation of a space campus, which  is a major milestone, in the Luxembourg space sector, since the launch of the SpaceResources initiative in 2016, with the creation of the Luxembourg Space Agency in 2018, the launch of the interdisciplinary master in space at the University of Luxembourg in 2019 and the creation, in 2020, of the European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC) based in Luxembourg. Hosted on two sites, the main site in Kockelscheuer will host the headquarters of the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA)  and focus on activities of high-tech and space companies with the aim of encouraging cross-fertilization. The second site in Belval will focus on space research and bring together activities and laboratories from the University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) and the European Space Resources Innovation Center (ESRIC).

In just three decades, the Luxembourg space sector has grown into one of the most dynamic in Europe and with its initiative has established itself as a European hub for commercial space activities.

The new infrastructure, for which the groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 2024, will be built in accordance with best practices in environmental protection, urban mobility and human well-being. The first buildings are expected to be operational in 2026.

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