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Poland to launch its own space programme

PR dla Zagranicy
Paweł Kononczuk 17.02.2017 14:30
The ministry of development is planning a Polish space programme, under which the country will launch its first satellite into orbit, the Puls Biznesu daily has reported.
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Poland wants to increase its involvement in new technologies used in the space industry, according to the paper.

The ministry of development is shooting for a 3 percent share in the European space technologies sector, which is worth EUR 7.5 billion (PLN 32.5 billion) and which is growing roughly 4 percent a year, Puls Biznesu said.

The Polish space strategy is a part of the Responsible Development Plan created by Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish Minister of Development and Finance, the daily reported.

The “Morawiecki plan” is an ambitious economic roadmap which foresees the injection of more than PLN 2 trillion (EUR 460 billion, USD 490 billion) in investments into Poland’s economy by 2020.

Poland has been a member of the European Space Agency since 2012 and there are over 300 companies in the country willing to invest in space projects, according to Puls Biznesu.

The paper added that while building the first Polish satellite is a distant goal, the state administration will see rapid benefits from the country’s engagement in space technology, with improved access to satellite data.

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