EMERGENCY.LU DEPLOYED IN THE CARRIBEAN AFTER IRMA

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keywords: emergency.lu, hurricane irma, caribbean, astra satellites, luxembourg air ambulance. The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs announces the departure of four volunteers from the emergency.lu program for the Caribbean following the damage caused by hurricane Irma and at the request of the World Food Program (WFP). Emergency.lu is a mobile satellite telecommunication platform whose main objective is to restore communication (Internet, voice) after a disaster, to support the coordination efforts of humanitarian organisations on the ground and thus to contribute to saving lives in humanitarian emergencies. Emergency.lu is a…

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MINISTER ASSELBORN IN INDONESIA PROMOTES EMERGENCY.LU

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keywords: jean asselborn, diplomatic visit, indonesia, emergency.lu, luxembourg. Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Jean Asselborn was in a working visit to Jakarta, Indonesia, from 29 to 30 May at the invitation of his Indonesian counterpart, Minister Retno Marsudi. At the end of these two days, Luxembourg Government states that “During his meeting, Minister Asselborn presented the satellite telecommunication platform emergency.lu, which can be deployed by air in the event of a humanitarian or natural disaster. Public-private partnership, based on Luxembourg know-how and skills, emergency.lu could prove to be of particular…

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SPACE – RECYCLED ROCKET LAUNCH WITH LUXEMBOURG SATELLITE SUCCESS

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Photo AFP. keywords: spacex, falcon, ses astra, satellites, luxembourg. The launch of a recycled rocket is a first. And for this first, Luxembourg is concerned. Indeed, the Falcon 9 rocket flew this Thursday at 18:27 (local time) from the American base of Cape Canaveral in Florida with on board the communications satellite SES 10. The orbiting of the satellite is successful. Space X has the ambition to recycle the launcher elements by retrieving them and reusing them for subsequent launches. Its President Elon Musk plans to reuse the launchers 10 to 20…

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LUXEMBOURG – How the tiny country wants to become a Space GIANT

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keywords : spaceresources.lu, luximpulse, satellites, spacex, blue origin, ses astra. While the traditional space actors remain stable (the European Space Agency (ESA) with its flagship Ariane program), or are losing ground (NASA with shutdown of the shuttle program), the space industry is facing the arrival of new stakeholders that are willing to disrupt the launch satellites market (Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin) or to a lesser extent are willing to democratize the space tri (Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic). By gradually getting moe and more public budgets from the…

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