PAK Ready draft of the National Space Program

PAK: Ready draft of National Space Program

The Polish Space Agency has drafted the National Space Program, which is to be an implementing tool of the Polish Space Strategy, part of the Strategy for Responsible Development. The budget of the activities spread over 8 years will amount to PLN 1 billion 429 million, PAK reported on Tuesday.

As reported by the Polish Space Agency, on Tuesday began public consultations of the draft.

"Priority projects related to the development of national systemsoin satellite and the areas and schemes of support for the private sector, scientific and research entities, public administration and NGOs make up the draft National Space Program (NCP) prepared by the Polish Space Agency (PAK). The activities envisaged in the program have been spread over 8 years, with a budget of PLN 1 billion 429 million" – It says in the communiqué.

It added that the space sector "belongs to an areaoIn the most innovative and technologically advanced", and its importance for the national and European economy "steadily increasing", as reflected in the assumptions of the Polish Space Strategy.

"Rozwoj domestic space industry is currently taking place primarily within the framework of the programoin connection with Poland’s membership in international organizations, such as ESA, EUMETSAT, EDA" – stressed, quoted in the release, Colonel Piotr Suszynski, vice president of the. The defense of the Polish Space Agency. He added that PAK’s implementation of the National Space Program "will accelerate the implementation of the projectow related to the integration and development of national satellite infrastructure securing national security and defense needs" and will provide "effective support system" Advisory, financial and educational services for the entityow of this sector.

PAK provided support under the NCP project for e.g. system developmentoin satellite, technology development, as well as the integration and development of theoj infrastructure for a data processing and sharing center, support for administration, education, higher education (including a support system for gifted youth, or space and satellite engineering education programs for the country’s technical universities).

"The purpose of the development and implementation of the National Space Program is to build competence to secure the country’s needs in satellite technology and to develop theoj potential entityow forming the Polish space sector and their competitiveness on the international market" – Written.

As emphasized, the National Space Program will be a sectoral program, financed from a separate part of the state budget, allocated directly to the Polish Space Agency as the entity responsible for implementing the program. "PAK’s assumed budget for activities implemented during the first 8 years of the NCP is PLN 1.391 billion" – indicated. It added that "As declared by the Ministry of Development", In the 2018 state budget, funds have been planned for the implementation of the NCP "at 25 million".

PAK said that on December 19 of this. Launches public consultations on the draft NCP with the participation of the entityoin the national space sector – expertow, scientific institutions, sectoral organizations and business representatives.

The Polish Space Agency is a governmental executive body reporting to the prime minister. It was established by the law of September 26, 2014. The agency participates in the implementation of strategic goalsoin Poland, supporting the use of the systemoin satellite and developmentoj space technologies.