• Czech instrument on Mars

    Scientists from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics ASCR prepare an experiment for the ExoMars 2018

  • Reflections on IAC 2015

    Czech Space Office has returned from the 66th International Astronautical Congress in Jerusalem

  • IAC 2015 - Day Five

    Reflections on the International Astronautical Congress 2015 in Jerusalem - Friday

  • IAC 2015 - Day Four

    Reflections on the International Astronautical Congress 2015 in Jerusalem - Thursday

  • IAC 2015 - Day Three

    Reflections on the International Astronautical Congress 2015 in Jerusalem - Wednesday

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.

The new IAF vicepresident

Czech astronautics earned another extraordinary success. Director of the Czech Space Office, Jan Kolar, became a vice-president of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). During his two-years at IAF he will focus on topics related to small countries and finance.

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.

Project ELT

The implementation of ambitious space project „European Laser Timing“ (ELT), with the involvement of Czech scientists, entered the final phase. The main goal of the project is to synchronize a pair of extremely precise atomic clock through laser pulses, one on Earth and another in space.