About the HSC
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Hellenic Space Center
The purposes of the HSC are the following:
Development of a space strategy proposal and a dynamically-rolling action plan for the national space strategy in collaboration with the academic and research community, the Public and Private Sector that identifies targets, areas of cooperation and processes for achieving goals. The co-operation, coordination, support and mobilization of public and private sector bodies, services and legal entities for the promotion, dissemination and exploitation of Greece’s space strategy, as well as participation in European and international organizations and groups active in space issues and programs. Promotion and participation as coordinator of public bodies in projects and programs, as well as management of national programs and projects in all space areas, such as scientific research, technology, telecommunications, security, economy, environment, rural development, transport, e-government and commerce.
Participation in European and international organizations, initiatives, forums and activities on Space issues, coordination of national representatives in the field of Space, development of European and international partnerships, exchange and synthesis of knowledge, innovation and actions to maximize its stakeholder engagement participation in European and international space organizations, European or international space programs, and participation in the design of programs to serve national, scientific, business and development needs in which Space plays a key role.
Contribution to the development and enhancement of technology and space applications, services and terrestrial infrastructures for the benefit of domestic industry and research, as well as support in the design and operation of satellites, satellite systems, materials and equipment, including remote sensing activities, participation of the country in international and European organizations and programs, as well as in any kind of returns that the country is entitled to.
Collaboration with relevant agencies and services to continuously train students, young researchers and public officials in Space issues, as well as design and participate in actions to understand space activities and applications.
Promotion of issues that relate to standardization and transferring of know-how and good practices in space applications and services.
The experimental and commercial exploitation of the State’s rights in satellite and space objects, as well as the exploitation of related services, resources and assets, movable and immovable, subject to the assignment or permission of the Minister of Digital Governance.
The assistance to the State in the area of satellite and space, as well as the provision of advisory services and studies to the Ministry of Digital Governance with regards to space rights and obligations, the registration and evaluation of space objects, and the development of satellite systems.
National space strategy and action plan
The Hellenic Space Center formulates the elements of the national strategy and the definition of an action plan in the domain of space.
In the framework of this responsibility, HSC collaborates with the scientific community, and the public and private sector, to define targets and fields of collaboration.
Promotion, dissemination, implementation and exploitation of the national space strategy
In the framework of its responsibility for the promotion, dissemination and exploitation of the national space strategy, the Hellenic Space Centre supports and mobilizes institutions, agencies and legal entities of both the public and the private sectors, participates in European and international organizations and collaborates with corresponding national space agencies.
Coordination and management of national space projects
The Hellenic Space Center coordinates public entities and manages national programs in all space sectors, including scientific research and technology, telecommunications, security, environment, agricultural development, etc.