Wednesday, 28 February 2024

The Council of Ministers has chosen Sevilla sea la sede de la futura Agencia Espacial Española, entre las 21 candidaturas presentadas.

The minister of Science and Innovation, Diana Morant, has highlighted that the Spanish Space Agency is included as part of the Aerospace Strategic Projects for Economic Recovery and Transformation (PERTE), which will allocate over 4.5 billion euros to the generation of major opportunities and benefits across different areas of our country. “We make a better Spain from all of Spain,” she claimed.
The Spanish Space Agency, with a division dedicated to National Security, will enable the coordination of national activities and policies related to Space, as well as the participation of Spain in international programs related to this field.
The space sector provides essential services for our society in the fields of communications, Earth observation, navigation, security, the fight against climate change and the monitoring of phenomena such as droughts and fires.
In addition to services of vital importance for the two-pronged digital and green transformation, which are strategic goals of the European Union.
Space is an indispensable tool for the advancement of science and exploration; it answers the most basic questions of humanity and boosts innovation.
With the creation of the Agency, as recognized in the modification of the Law of Science, Technology and Innovation, in the 2021 National Security Strategy and in the Aerospace PERTE, Spain rises up to the level of its surrounding countries, which have similar bodies and organizations aimed at managing and directing Space strategies and activities.
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