Luxembourg provides a unique legal, regulatory and business environment enabling private investors and companies to explore and use space resources
The identification and utilization of space resources is fast becoming a reality, driven by a revolution in space technology, accelerating exploration of outer space and the eventual scarcity of certain resources on Earth. Building on its long history at the forefront of the commercial satellite communications industry, Luxembourg aims to play a leading role in the exploration and utilization of these resources.
Its goal is to ensure that space resources explored under its jurisdiction serve a peaceful purpose, are gathered and used in a sustainable manner compatible with international law and for the benefit of humankind. Luxembourg’s vision is built on support for advanced research activities and technological capabilities, drawing on the country’s existing expertise in the space sector and its ongoing strategy of economic diversification into future-oriented high-tech industries.
The Moon and nearby asteroids could contain untold riches and resources to help further space exploration. One small country is aiming to take a leading role in this new space race.
European Space Agency (ESA) Director-General Johann-Dietrich Wörner had an exchange of views with members of the Luxembourg parliament on July 10 2018
The Joint Statement puts forth the intention of the two organisations to cooperate on supporting increased investment in the European space sector, thus helping create a level playing field for European companies to grow and become globally competitive.
The Astropreneurs sat down with the Luxembourg Director of Space Affairs and the first Vice-Chairman of the ESA Council, Marc Serres, to discuss the pioneering New Space investment initiative SpaceResources.lu.
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