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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.
The Czech Republic passed first four years of membership at the European Space Agency. Based on the Analysis provided by Czech Space Office, it becomes clear that this period was successful and the public funding for the Czech involvement in optional programmes should double at next Ministerial Council.
The director of Czech Space Office doc. Ing. Jan Kolář, PhD. yesterday received an award for lifetime contribution to Czech space from the Subcommittee of the Economic Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic. He was the only winner in astronautics, the other winners were from the field of aviation.
Current topics of climate change and the use of space technology for environmental monitoring will be few of the main topics of the forthcoming International Astronautical Congress (IAC), which after more than 30 years will take place in Prague at the end of September and which will welcome over 2000 world top scientists. The largest national space agencies like NASA, JAXA and Roskosmos will be also present at the event.
ESA has recommended the implementation of 16 projects from the 54 under the Incentive Scheme for Czech workplaces. Czech companies, research institutions and universities will participate in research projects in the area of the ground segment, Earth observation, navigation and especially technological solutions with wider use.