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1 1/24 Czech Space Alliance The Czechs back in space Czech Chamber of Commerce mission to Portugal Czech Chamber of Commerce in Portugal

2 2/24 ▶ For centuries key inventions in astronomy ▶ Development of 2-stage launchers in 1950’s ▶ Extensive participation in most Soviet missions ▶ 5 Czech satellites in the Magion series ▶ The last Czech built satellite was Mimosa, launched in 2003 with a micro-accelerometer mission Examples of Czech history in space science & technology The Czechs back in space Czech Chamber of Commerce in Portugal

3 3/24 On the road to ESA membership Cooperation agreement, later PRODEX Programme for Co-operating States PECS ▶ Transition programme to full ESA membership ▶ Status conceded for Czech R., Hungary, Poland, Romania ▶ Access to all ESA programmes except TRP ▶ Both via standard ITT/AO bidding and DN ▶ Companies have the customary ESABD bidders’ codes ▶ Annual budget flexible The Czechs back in space Czech Chamber of Commerce in Portugal

4 4/24 The Czech membership of ESA ▶ Jan 2007 application submitted ▶ Jun 2007 accession negotiations start ▶ Nov 2007 prime minister visits ESA DG and presses for acceleration of the accession ▶ 12 th Nov Czech Republic becomes ESA member ▶ 26 th -27 th Nov active participation in the ESA ministerial council Czech PM in ESA HQ 8/11/07 The Czechs back in space Czech Chamber of Commerce in Portugal

5 /24 The Czechs back in space Czech Space Alliance Czech Space Alliance ▶ Trade association of Czech aerospace SMEs ▶ founded as export alliance under Czechtrade, the export promotion agency of the Ministry of Industry ▶ 2007 – co-founder of pan-European association of European space alliances SME4space, supported by ESA SME Unit ▶ 2008 – formally registered as association of legal entities ▶ 2008 – signed co-operation agreement with the Association of Aircraft Manufactures (ALV ) and the ▶ 2008 – signed co-operation agreement with the Association of Aircraft Manufactures (ALV ) and the Association for Transport Telematics (SDT )www.alv-cr.cz Czech Chamber of Commerce in Portugal

6 6/24 Czech Space Alliance (CSA) – association of SME’s ▶ Association of Czech aerospace technology companies ▶ Under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Trade export promotion agency, CzechTrade ▶ Membership only for SMEs, but larger companies can become associate members ▶ Objectives include ▶ making our industry aware of the technology nature of ESA, ▶ promotion of common goals, such as joint int’l. marketing ▶ lobbying for the needs of the space industry with Czech government bodies responsible for space and co-operation with them ▶ co-operation with other interested organisations at home and abroad The Czechs back in space Czech Chamber of Commerce in Portugal

7 7/24 Czech Space Alliance members with space experience ▶ BBT – R&D,crystal science, furnace flew on the MIR ▶ CSRC – space qualified electronics, clean room ▶ Evolvsys – flight s/w for payloads and data processing ▶ Frencken – precision parts for satellite components ▶ Iguassu Software Systems – satellite navigation, EO processing, studies ▶ LK Engineering - engineering consulting, advanced computational technologies ▶ RITE – R&D, precise X-ray optics and cameras The Czechs back in space Czech Chamber of Commerce in Portugal

8 8/24 Czech Space Alliance members in transition from aircraft suppliers to space ▶ TL elektronic – digital aerospace instruments & equipment ▶ CompoTech Plus – structural composite tubes ▶ FIMES – quality metal substructures manufacture engineering services and information systems ▶ Inter-Informatics Group - engineering services and information systems ▶ Chipinvest - ▶ Chipinvest - diagnostics & microsystems ▶ Unites Systems ▶ Unites Systems - development and production of dedicated test and measurement systems The Czechs back in space Czech Chamber of Commerce in Portugal

9 9/24 ESA PECS Projects completed by CSA members ▶ Satellite Navigation EGNOS SISNeT ▶ Use of GRID technology in EO/SAR ▶ Set up & operation of an EGNOS monitoring station ▶ SISNeT Server and mobile navigation applications ▶ Information Mining in Time Series – EO – won in an ESA competitive tender, with ACS (Italy) as prime contractor The Czechs back in space Czech Chamber of Commerce in Portugal

10 10/24 Non PECS Projects completed recently by CSA members ▶ Galileo search & rescue consortium led by INDRA – software development in Spain for GJU ▶ Galileo ALGINT subsystem software development for Scisys in UK ▶ Supplies of precision manufactured metal components The Czechs back in space Czech Chamber of Commerce in Portugal

11 11/24 ▶ Development of novel X-ray optics for XEUS ▶ Image Information Mining in Time Series – new contract after successful completion of the previous one with ACS as prime ▶ EGNOS Educational Tools for ESA GNSS in Toulouse ESA PECS Projects in progress by CSA members The Czechs back in space Czech Chamber of Commerce in Portugal

12 12/24 NON PECS Projects in progress by CSA members ▶ SWARM micro-accelerometer electronics for VZLU for Astrium ▶ SWARM micro-accelerometer experiment flight software for VZLU for Astrium ▶ Participation in ESA study of SME needs in space projects 100,000 clean room Engineering model for SWARM The Czechs back in space Czech Chamber of Commerce in Portugal

13 13/24 ▶ Space co-operation “Letter of intent” with the Brazilian Space Agency – advanced negotiations ▶ Co-operation agreement with the Space Agency of Chile - in preparation International agreements in negotiations The Czechs back in space Czech Chamber of Commerce in Portugal

14 14/24 ▶ Some of us already have years of experience in ESA ▶ Others have world class quality products for the aircraft industry ▶ All are ready to face new challenges ▶ All are eager to develop new partnerships with experienced ESA suppliers and offer them high quality, cost effectiveness and enthusiasm of a newcomer ▶ We call on you to come and look at our skills and track record and consider us in your future consortia And next ?  The Czechs back in space Czech Chamber of Commerce in Portugal

15 15/24 Thank you and see you in Prague Thank you and see you in Prague Petr Bares President of the Czech Space Alliance Phone : , Cell phone : UK Fax/voice mailbox: Petr Bares President of the Czech Space Alliance Phone : , Cell phone : UK Fax/voice mailbox: The Czechs back in space Czech Chamber of Commerce in Portugal


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