- German Aerospace Center, abbreviated DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt), and Luxembourg Space Agency, abbreviated LSA, to cooperate in the exploration and use of space
- The signing ceremony took place at the 70th International Aeronautical Congress in Washington DC, the US capital
Representatives of DLR and LSA have signed a Letter of Intent to co-operate on space research activities with particular focus on areas such as navigation, satellite communications, space exploration and space resources, including robotics and in-orbit services.
LSA is interested in DLR to cooperate in establishing in Luxembourg an interdisciplinary research center within the SpaceResources.lu initiative aiming at developing a sustainable commercial space resources utilization industry.
The Letter of Intent was signed for the DLR by Prof. Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chair of the Executive Board and Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dittus, Member of the Executive Board for Space Research and Technology.
Marc Serres, CEO of the Luxembourg Space Agency signed for the LSA. The signing ceremony took place on October 22, 2019 at the 70th International Aeronautical Congress held in Washington DC, the US capital.
Marc Serres, CEO of Luxembourg Space Agency said: "I am very pleased that with the letter of intent we further formalize and enhance the cooperation on space activities between the DLR and the LSA. The German Aerospace Center has already been a long-standing partner. Together with the DLR and other partners, we want to further develop research activities in areas such as the utilization of space resources for the benefit of humankind."
The objective of the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) is to develop the space sector in Luxembourg by fostering new and existing companies, developing human resources, facilitating access to funding and supporting academic research. The agency implements the national space economic development strategy, manages national space research and development programs, and leads the SpaceResources.lu initiative. Furthermore, the LSA represents Luxembourg within the European Space Agency and space-related programs of the European Union and the United Nations.
Communiqué par la Luxembourg Space Agency