Prague is currently hosting the fifth edition of the annual Czech Space Week festival, which features a wide range of events for experts in the field, as well as for related businesses and the wider public. The launch of the festival was accompanied by a government announcement that Czechia will increase its contribution into European Space Agency (ESA) programmes, a move that should also help domestic companies that are active in the space sector.
The space business has become less of a curiosity and more of a serious topic of conversation in Czechia in recent years. The country, whose capital houses the headquarters of the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), has a growing range of businesses and start-ups that specialise in manufacturing important components for rockets and satellites.
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Author: Thomas McEnchroe