Our Tuesday's programme consisted of, in addition to traditional presentation at the booth, participation in the plenary session of the commercial human space flight, of which exchange of different points of view of several space industry leaders took place. A great experience was the early evening Highlight Lecture with Professor Bibring presentation of the first scientific results of the ESA Rosetta probe and preparations for the November landing of its module of Philae.
Representatives of Czech Space Office and Space Generation Advisory Council have signed a Memorandum of understanding
Czech Space Office has returned from the 65th International Astronautical Congress in Toronto
Reflections from the International Astronautical Congress 2014 in Toronto - Friday
Reflections from the International Astronautical Congress 2014 in Toronto - Thursday
Reflections from the International Astronautical Congress 2014 in Toronto - Wednesday
The first day of the Congress, we put together our booth and greeted the first visitors. In contrast to the experience of previous years, the attendance was noticeably smaller, but we hope that the interest in the exhibition will increase during the Congress. In our showcase, this year with the largest number of exhibits, there are product samples from nine of Czech organizations like private companies, Academia and universities.
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.
In December CSO updated its space catalogue, which lists Czech industry, universities and academia interested or even experienced in collaboration on space projects. First edition, which was published two years ago, received considerably high interest by the international community. Second and updated issue now includes 78 entries and is accompanied by a simple map of individual locations.
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.