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04.12.2019
German designer creates Portugal Space logo

Anett Krase is the designer whose logo proposal was selected to be the logo of Portugal Space, the new Portuguese Space Agency. The new image of the Agency resulted from a contest that attracted over 300 entries from around the world.

28.11.2019
ESA ministers commit to biggest ever budget

The 22 Member States endorsed the most ambitious plan in the history of ESA, accounting for 14.4 billion euro over five years. The Portuguese contribution has also increased significantly from 73 million euro subscribed in 2016 to 102 million for the next years.

23.03.2020
Space2connect Conference, Netherlands, March 2020

ESA promotes the first-ever conference “Space2connect” to explore emerging space-based solutions to the challenges and opportunities of today’s and tomorrow’s digital economy. Conference attendance is free of charge, but space is limited.

15.11.2019
ESA want you: Apply for 2019 YGT

With the support of Portugal, as a Member State, the European Space Agency will give to 100 young graduates the opportunity to discover how fascinating the universe can be and how space can help to solve some of the most urgent problems of our Home Planet.

05.11.2019
Global competition of AI and space technologies

The Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal Space Agency, European Space Agency and Unbabel Labs open competition for a €500,000 award that will combine Artificial Intelligence and space technologies to solve major sustainability issues.

05.09.2019
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.

05.09.2019
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.

02.09.2019
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.

27.08.2019
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.

16.07.2019
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.

15.07.2019
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.

13.07.2019
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.

08.07.2019
Ciência'19

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.

21.06.2019
New Space Atlantic Summit 2019

Space is today an infrastructure for daily life, contributing to the wellbeing and success of society and the economy, supporting businesses in many different sectors.
Join us in Azores!

19.06.2019
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.

17.06.2019
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.

17.06.2019
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.

11.06.2019
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!

29.03.2019
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.

28.03.2019
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.

22.03.2019
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.

18.03.2019
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.

28.05.2018
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.

Press

23.03.2019
Expresso

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

23.03.2019
Público

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.