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International Space Forum 2019

Portugal was represented – even at distance – in the International Space Forum at Ministerial Level by Portugal Space president Chiara Manfletti. The event took place in Reggio Calabria, Italy, September 5th.

ISU Master of Space Studies

Chiara Manfletti, Portugal Space president, was as invited speaker in the Graduation Ceremony of the 2019 Master of Space Studies as well as in the Opening Ceremony of the 2020 edition of the International Space University, located in Strasbourg, France.

Joint Training Course on Atmospheric Composition

The European Space Agency (ESA), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), and the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) are organising a first joint training course on Atmospheric Composition.

Summer CEmp 2019 Monsaraz

Chiara Manfletti, Portugal Space president, was as invited speaker in the third edition of Summer CEmp which occured from 27th to the 30th of August in Monsaraz.

Memorandum of Understanding: UK and Portugal

A new memorandum of understanding between the UK and Portugal is signed between Chris Skidmore, UK Minister of State, and Manuel Heitor, Portuguese Minister Manuel Heitor.

Portugal New Space Evening

The 50th anniversary of the man on the moon was celebrated at TAGV, in Coimbra, with short pitches of enterpreneurs showing how space data and assets can be uses to provide socio-economic benefits.

MIT Portugal Workshop

The Coordination of the MIT Portugal Program organized the “Oceans to Space: the new deep-blue economy” workshop, which took place on July 13th at the Casa de Mateus Foundation, and invited Chiara Manfletti, president of Portugal Space.


The Science Meeting 2019, which took place at the Lisbon Congress Center, was designed to promote the broad debate of the main themes and challenges of the scientific agenda beyond the universe of research.

New Space Atlantic Summit 2019

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ESA's new mission to intercept a comet

‘Comet Interceptor’ has been selected as ESA’s new fast-class mission. Comprising three spacecraft, it will be the first to visit a truly pristine comet or other interstellar object that is only just starting its journey into the inner Solar System.

Portugal Space joins the Space Climate Observatory

Portugal Space has recently joined the Space Climate Observatory (SCO) initiative, along with leaders of dozens of national space agencies, in an official ceremony at the Paris Air Show event in France.

PT Space and CNES sign cooperation agreement

At the Paris Air Show, on 17 June, an agreement was signed between the Portuguese and French Space Agencies for cooperation in the space sector. This Agreement will help to develop economic activities in many areas.

What is your space dream?

From 11 until 21 June the European Space Agency has invited everyone to upload a 30 second video about the Space19+ topic that inspired them the most and explain what is their dream about it. You can win a prize with your participation!

Azores ISLP: Phase 2

Presentation, debate and Competitive Dialogue for the Construction, Operation and Exploitation of a Spaceport enabling a new generation of launch services, located in the island of Santa Maria, Azores.

The Agency, the Future of ESA and EU Space Program

Presentation and discussion: an open dialogue with Chiara Manfletti, Rui Meneses (EC-DG GROW) and Ministers Pedro Siza Vieira and Manuel Heitor. Organized by PERIN at Lisbon.

Portugal Space First General Assembly

Chiara Manfletti and Luís Santos were appointed President and Vice President by Portugal Space Agency founding members in their first general assembly. The event occured in Palácio das Laranjeiras, Lisbon.

Ceremony of the Portuguese Space Agency constitution

Ceremony of the Portuguese Space Agency constitution with the presence of MCTES and the President of the Regional Government of the Azores, Vasco Cordeiro, in Ponta Delgada.

First New Space Atlantic Summit 2018

The meeting is organized by the Space Frontier Foundation, SFF, in collaboration with the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation, FCT, and the Ciência Viva Agency for Scientific and Technology Culture.



Interview with Chiara Manfletti after her President appointment in the First General Assembly.


Interview with Chiara Manfletti after her President appointment in the First General Assembly.

23.03.2019 Açoreano Oriental

Article on Luís Santos after his Vice President appointment in the First General Assembly.