Czech Space Activities 2013

CSO published a fourth issue of a brochure about space activities in the Czech Republic. It is made available to a foreign audience during International astronautical congress and other similar occasions. The material is available for download in the attachement or in printed version in our office. For all enquiries please send us a message through the contact form.

Heading towards Jupiter

ESA finalized the selection of the scientific hardware for JUICE probe with an objective of detailed planetary research of Jupiter and its moons. The probe will carry on-board 11 scientific instruments with co-developments provided also by Czech researchers. JUICE is going to start its journey in 2022 and is expected to reach Jupiter by 2030.

CSO supports students

Space enthusiasts are likely to have a busy time this year. Like in previous years, there are many programs with support of the Czech Space Office available for them. Space education opportunities are available for kids of all age starting from kindergarten to university students.

Space year 2013

Czech astronautics made big achievements linked to two important projects. Modified detectors Timepix are going to be lifted off in April on ESA Proba-V. In the early summer time, three Swarm satellites are expected to be put onto their orbits.

CSO in brief

Czech Space Office is a nonprofit organization that since its inception in 2003 seeking to develop space activities in the Czech Republic. Our main aim is to provide the largest and most effective involvement of Czech research, development and industrial institutions in international space projects.


Czech high school students joined the final part of 2nd European competition CanSat, which took place in the Andoya Rocket Range in Norway. The goal of competing teams was to develop and test their own satellite, fitting into a can of drink. The competition is co-organized by the ESA and the Czech team was provided by CSO.

Radiation research on ISS

Today at 14:16 CET Sojuz TMA-03M lifted off from the Russian cosmodrom Bajkonur to the international Space Station with the flight engineer, Andre Kuipers onboard. His and the whole crew’s main task will be to perform a set of scientific experiments including the DOSIS-3D with a Czech participation.

Micro-accelerometers completed

Czech R&D specialists from the Aerospace Research and Test Establishment (VZLU) in Prague completed the very last piece of flight model of micro-accelerometer –special measurement device for ESA SWARM mission. Accelerometers will be moved to Germany for integration into satellites at EADS Astrium premises.

17 new ESA projects

The European Space Agency recommended 17 out of 63 Czech projects, in the frame of the 2nd call of the Czech Industry Incentive Scheme (CIIS). Companies, research institutions and universities from the Czech Republic will join research projects from space research and applications development.