EU’s Agency for the Space Programme opening its doors to visitors

The EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), whose headquarters are located in Prague, is set to open up to visitors from the public this Friday and Saturday for the first time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. The rapidly expanding agency, which manages Europe’s navigation, observation and communications systems from space, has prepared a wide array of events, ranging from a satellite image exhibition to various workshops and lectures.

Unless you are a scientist, a description of all the space related systems that the EU’s Agency for the Space Programme handles may leave you a bit confused. But they are vital in helping us manage our daily tasks, explains EUSPA’s Executive Director Rodrigo da Costa.

“It is crucial for Europe to have space capabilities. All of them of course, but especially in the domains of navigation, earth observation and communications.”

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Author: Thomas McEnchroe