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SUCCESS: SME from Latvia is involved in an ambitious space project funded by Horizon Europe programme

SUCCESS: SME from Latvia is involved in an ambitious space project funded by Horizon Europe programme

05.12.2022, 19:14

The DEEP PPU consortium of 6 organisations, including the Latvian WIT Berry, are to develop a disruptive electrical propulsion power processing unit for gridded ion thrusters for geostationary orbit (GEO), medium Earth orbit (MEO) and deep space missions.

EVENT: Horizon Europe brokerage event during 5G Techritory

EVENT: Horizon Europe brokerage event during 5G Techritory

25.11.2022, 12:09

This event will help you build your consortium and find partners for the upcoming Horizon Europe Cluster 4 “Digital, Industry and Space” project calls. Join on 30 November 2022 from 11.00 to 14.00 both in person in Riga and online.

OPPORTUNITY: Act in Space 2022 hackathon in Latvia

OPPORTUNITY: Act in Space 2022 hackathon in Latvia

02.11.2022, 18:48

Act in Space is a 24h non-stop hackathon format created by French National Space Agency (CNES) and European Space Agency (ESA) that runs worldwide every 2 years. Latvia is a participating country, and this year, it will also host an Act in Space hackathon on 19 and 20 November in Riga, Latvia.

OPPORTUNITY: #myEUspace competition

OPPORTUNITY: #myEUspace competition

20.10.2022, 01:12

European Union Agency for the Space Programme is looking to support the development of innovative commercial applications that leverage data coming from the EU Space Programme: from theoretical ideas to operational products in three different themes.

OPPORTUNITY: CASSINI MARITIME PRIZE

OPPORTUNITY: CASSINI MARITIME PRIZE

19.10.2022, 23:15

To tackle the global plastic pollution crisis, the European Commission launched the CASSINI Prize for digital space applications aiming at developing space solutions to track and remove marine plastic pollution. The Prize has € 2.85 million available and is open until May 2023.

EVENT: Space2Business to take place on 28 and 29 November as part of the Czech Space Week

EVENT: Space2Business to take place on 28 and 29 November as part of the Czech Space Week

17.10.2022, 17:55

Prague, home of the European Union Agency for the Space Programme, will host Space2Business, the major space event of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union: booths, matchmaking sessions, conferences, talks, pitch competition, job fair and side events!

COOPERATION: The Center for Space Governance to Develop a Study on the Latvian Space Law

COOPERATION: The Center for Space Governance to Develop a Study on the Latvian Space Law

23.09.2022, 18:19

The Ministry of Economics, the Ministry of Education and Science, and the State Chancellery Innovation Laboratory of the Republic of Latvia have reached an agreement with the Center for Space Governance to cooperate in the development of the Latvian space law.

EVENT: A session about the Latvian space sector at the Science Summit of the UN General Assembly

EVENT: A session about the Latvian space sector at the Science Summit of the UN General Assembly

13.09.2022, 15:28

On 28 September from 9:00 to 11:00, the representatives of the Latvian space sector are going to deliver presentations during the "Prospects for Latvian space science and technology to fulfill UN Space Agenda 2030" session, which is organised as part of the Science Summit of the United Nations General Assembly.

EVENT: Baltic - Nordic Business Forum "STEM & SPACE: NEW HORIZONS FOR COOPERATION"

EVENT: Baltic - Nordic Business Forum "STEM & SPACE: NEW HORIZONS FOR COOPERATION"

12.09.2022, 16:30

As a contribution to the tradition of Nordic-Baltic cooperation and the vision of strengthening the high value-added economies of our countries, this forum will devote its attention to STEM and the space economy as a resourceful and inspirational domain for innovation, cooperation, synergies and growth. The forum will take place on 22 September 2022 in Cēsis, Latvia. 

TRAINING: ESA 12th Training Course of Earth Observation and seminar recordings

TRAINING: ESA 12th Training Course of Earth Observation and seminar recordings

12.09.2022, 12:48

On 27 June - 1 July 2022, ESA held the 12th Training Course on Earth Observation (EO) in Latvia. With 35 participants and twice as many applications received, EO experts delivered practical seminars on EO data and information (SAR and optical) and its applications, EO missions and EO Open Platform. In the article, you will find recording of the seminars.

EVENT: Latvian space industry delegation to participate at the 73rd International Astronautical Congress!

EVENT: Latvian space industry delegation to participate at the 73rd International Astronautical Congress!

09.09.2022, 16:26

Several organisations and institutions that contribute to the growth of the Latvian space sector will promote their technological achievements, learn and network with thousands of other participants of the 73rd International Astronautical Congress from all other the world.

OPPORTUNITY: The EUSPA Space Academy: Lift off to a successful space business!

OPPORTUNITY: The EUSPA Space Academy: Lift off to a successful space business!

13.07.2022, 23:17

Fostering the EU space business entrepreneurship environment: the opportunities for downstream applications in the space field have never been greater due to easy and instant access to space data and signals

EDUCATION: Call for applications for the ESA spacecraft operations training course until 1 August 2022

EDUCATION: Call for applications for the ESA spacecraft operations training course until 1 August 2022

06.07.2022, 11:29
ESA Education Training Centre is organising a 4-day training course for university students to learn about the fascinating world of spacecraft operations on 20-23 September 2022 in Belgium. Participation costs: covered!
WEBINAR: Copernicus for the preservation of cultural heritage

WEBINAR: Copernicus for the preservation of cultural heritage

06.07.2022, 11:20

On 7 July 2022, the Copernicus Support Office is organising its second webinar as part of a series dedicated to showcasing Copernicus, its uses and benefits. This time the webinar will delve into the topic of Earth Observation data uses in the cultural heritage sector.

OPPORTUNITY: InnORBIT - support to set up a space business support initiative

OPPORTUNITY: InnORBIT - support to set up a space business support initiative

17.06.2022, 22:35

InnORBIT is a capacity building initiative for innovators & innovation intermediaries in Eastern Europe and the Baltics. On 27 June 2022, an information day to take place, and an open call has been launched!

OPPORTUNITY: AI for Earth 2 - Forest Health

OPPORTUNITY: AI for Earth 2 - Forest Health

17.06.2022, 22:06

A Latvian company Baltic Satellite Service and Forest Radar, who use machine learning and satellite imagery for advanced forest intelligence​, organise a programme/challenge on forest flooding detection in satellite data in Latvia - starting on 20 June 2022.

EVENT: ESA webinars on space for Blue Economy

EVENT: ESA webinars on space for Blue Economy

13.06.2022, 19:42

The European Space Agency organises two webinars on space technologies for seas and oceans: Safety and Security in the Oceans Space (21 June 2022) and for a Greener Maritime Future (23 June 2022)

EVENT: EUSPA Entrepreneurship Day

EVENT: EUSPA Entrepreneurship Day

28.05.2022, 13:53

On 1 June 2022, EUSPA organises the Entrepreneurship Day for European start-ups, scale-ups, SMEs, entrepreneurs, innovators and investors on ways to successfully integrate European space data and solutions into an business idea, start-up or innovation.

OPPORTUNITY: Planet data available for free with ESA

OPPORTUNITY: Planet data available for free with ESA

28.05.2022, 12:42

Planet's Earth Observation high-frequency, high-resolution satellite data is now available for free for non-commercial use via the EARTHNET program.

EVENT: ESA Days in Latvia

EVENT: ESA Days in Latvia

16.05.2022, 18:46

As part of Deep Tech Atelier 2022, Latvia is organising ESA Days on 19 and 20 May 2022. Networking opportunities, inspirational talks and practical information on opportunities available in the space sector for everyone!

EVENT: SPACEtalks 3.0

EVENT: SPACEtalks 3.0

25.04.2022, 20:41

SPACEtalks 3.0, a space commercialisation conference that will focus on space technology, its on-planet applications and the future of the space industry, will take place on 27 April 2022 in Oxfordshire, UK.

EVENT: ESA Careers Week

EVENT: ESA Careers Week

07.04.2022, 20:48

Find out about career opportunities at ESA on 2-5 May 2022 online: for professionals from entry to senior level, online job fair, interaction of ESA HR, in detail about ESA careers.

EVENT: ESA's 2022 Living Planet Symposium

EVENT: ESA's 2022 Living Planet Symposium

30.03.2022, 16:52

World's largest Earth observation event, which is held every three years, will take place on 23–27 May 2022 in Bonn, Germany. Register by 9 May 2022.

ESA: a new European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce

ESA: a new European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce

30.03.2022, 16:47

ESA to create a new centre to provide a European platform for interdisciplinary discussions and research on space economy and commerce. You can apply to become a member!

EUSPA: Market report on Copernicus and Galileo 2022

EUSPA: Market report on Copernicus and Galileo 2022

08.03.2022, 18:36

The EU Agency for Space Programme published the new market report on Earth Observation and Satellite Navigation. The downstream sector is growing: €200 bn in 2021 and €500 bn to reach over the next decade!

EVENTS: A list of upcoming ESA webinars and events

EVENTS: A list of upcoming ESA webinars and events

18.02.2022, 11:48

Find out more on the six upcoming ESA webinars: careers, Copernicus for Green Deal, education and optical and quantum communication.

SUCCESS: RD ALFA Microelectronics ESA project completed: qualification of an integrated circuit

SUCCESS: RD ALFA Microelectronics ESA project completed: qualification of an integrated circuit

11.02.2022, 13:09

RD ALFA Microelectronics is happy to announce that at the end of 2021, it successfully finished the ESA PECS project "Qualification of IC αRD124A for application in ESA missions".

TRAINING: Applications open for ESA Young Graduate Trainee (YGT) Programme

TRAINING: Applications open for ESA Young Graduate Trainee (YGT) Programme

03.02.2022, 15:45

ESA’s YGT Programme offers young graduates the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job experience in the development and operation of space missions in an international environment. Deadline for applications: 28 February 2022.

TRAINING: Space summer school of the International Space University

TRAINING: Space summer school of the International Space University

19.01.2022, 20:34
The Space Studies Program of the International Space University will take place from 27 June to 26 August 2022 in Oeiras, Portugal. The first deadline for registration and application for scholarships: 31 January 2022. The final deadline: 30 April 2022.
OPPORTUNITY: The GALACTICA 2nd Call for Proposals is now open

OPPORTUNITY: The GALACTICA 2nd Call for Proposals is now open

19.01.2022, 19:17

GALACTICA supports the creation of innovations in textile, aerospace and advanced manufacturing. SMEs and start-ups can apply for funding of up to €100.000 ("Orbital Projects") or €20.000 ("Pioneer Projects"). Deadline for applications: 30 March 2022.