Proespaço – The
Portuguese Association of Space Industries, a non-profit making
- To promote in Portugal activities related to space in all their
- To be a representative organization, acting as an intermediary
and interface with the public administration and national and
international organizations in all matters relating to the space
- To work at all government levels (local, regional, national
and supra-national) to achieve a substantial increase in the
participation of Portuguese industry in space-related activities
at a national,
European and global level.
- To provide expert information on
the space industry in Portugal and on all related research, development
and support programmes.
- To provide a single voice to represent
Portuguese industry in regard to the orientation of Portuguese
- To extend and strengthen cooperation between
companies, universities and state research institutes in R&D
activities aimed at developing new technologies and products
for use in space.
- To contribute studies, analyses and viewpoints
to the institutes
and organizations responsible for drawing up Portugal’s
space policy and related industrial development plans.
- To act as an organized forum for debate and business
development to meet the needs of the Portuguese
- To collect and exchange information relating to
markets skills and know-how for the benefit of
- To set up and launch working groups to
formulate and plan activities in specific areas of common
- To represent and communicate the common interests
of the Portuguese space industry to all sectors
with similar aims.
- To inform society as a
whole of the importance in everyday life, both today and in the
of space technology.
- To provide foreign
institutions with easy access to information about the Portuguese
- To organize visits to
Portugal and to relevant meetings for delegations
- To create, maintain and keep
permanently updated a complete catalogue of the
industry, including a
directory of members,
covering the space and earth sectors
as well as related services.
- To represent
the Portuguese space industry at international fairs and