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Czech Republic hosted under its presidency of the European Union, the first conference of piloted exploration of the Solar System, which outputs will help to prepare a uniformed position of Europe in this area. Czech Space Office at the conference provided professional support in negotiations of Education Minister Miroslava Kopicová.
On Monday, 12 October 2009, 60th International Astronautical Congress started in Daejong, South Korea, and it is going to go on up the end of the week. The world’s biggest congress targeted on cosmonautics is attended by over 3000 representatives of space agencies, science institutions and industry. The Czech Republic as the next host of the congress is being represented by the Czech Space Office (CSO).
GSE Land is a project of Europian satellite monitoring, which is preparing the conditions for the operation of GMES Land Monitoring Core Service. The output map products are based on a combination of satellite imagery and other auxiliary data. The outputs are used for example in agriculture and soil protection or urban planning.
Czech Space Office announced that within the first call for submitting the project designs within the Incentive programme for Czech workplaces Czech companies, universities and research institutions submitted overall 54 projects. The whole budget, the workplaces are running for, is two and a half million EUR.
Czech Space Office takes part at the 59th International Astronautical Congress that takes place in Scottish Glasgow. It is primarily going to use this opportunity to present the capabilities of Czech industry and science in the field of cosmonautics. The congress starts on September 29th and lasts till October 3rd 2008.
This year, the competition called European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) is going to commemorate its fifth year. One can submit there any possible idea, system solution or a prototype, which employs satellite navigation systems. In the Czech Republic, ESNC is organized by Czech Space Office (CSO) and the funding is provided by the local Ministry of Transport.
Aerospace Research and Test Establishment (VZLÚ, a. s.) has concluded a contract with a company “EADS Astrium” to create one testing and three fully flight-capable pieces of microaccelerometers for a ESA’s scientific mission called Swarm. It is the first big equipment-supply contract of a Czech firm for the ESA probes. Apart from the VZLÚ, other fourteen Czech organizations are going to take part.