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GomSpace to establish space company in Luxembourg
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GomSpace to establish space company in Luxembourg

28.09.2017 From our online archive
The economy ministry will provide funding through its Luxembourg space programme as well as offer grants for research and development that will happen in the country.

GomSpace Group, a company listed on the Nasdaq First North Premier exchange, and the Luxembourg Economy Ministry agreed in principle to establish in the country a company focused on satellite operations and data processing and distribution.

By 2021 the company could employ up to 50 full-time staff, GomSpace said in a statement. The ministry will provide funding through its Luxembourg space programme as well as grants for research and development that will happen in the country, it said.

"By choosing the Grand-Duchy for their international expansion, GomSpace acknowledges the substantial efforts of the government over the last years to put in place the necessary measures to support the continued strengthening and diversification of its space sector," Economy Minister Etienne Schneider said.

Since Luxembourg joined the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2005, the space industry has steadily grown in the country and now employs just over 700 people in the country, the ministry said in July.

(Alistair Holloway, alistair.holloway@wort.lu, +352 691 487 739)