Azores International Satellite Launch Programme
Azores International Satellite Launch Programme is a joint Initiative of the Government of Portugal and the Regional Government of the Azores, through the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) and the Mission Structure of the Azores for Space (EMA-Space), with the technical support of the European Space Agency (ESA).
Launch of market analysis and potential industry and business interests
The Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT) and the Mission Structure of the Azores for Space (EMA-Space) invite qualified entities worldwide to express their interest to collaborate with Portuguese enterprises and research laboratories to design, install and operate a spaceport in the island of Santa Maria, in the Azores, associated with the development and operation of a new generation of satellite launch services to space.
Launch of formal competitive dialogue
Following the public consultation launched by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia I.P. (Science and Technology Foundation) and EMA – ESPAÇO, Estrutura de Missão dos Açores para o Espaço (EMA- Space, Azores Mission Structure for Space) on 24 September 2018, this tender procedure is open for the Construction, Operation and Exploitation of a spaceport, located in the Autonomous Region ofthe Azores, island of Santa Maria (the “Spaceport”), to support industry in developing the capability of access to space and possibly the return ofspace objects.
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