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Poland marks 10 years in European Space Agency: audio report

28.10.2022 15:15
More than 300 Polish institutions and companies cooperate daily with the European Space Agency (ESA), while over 150 are directly involved in its projects, according to officials. 
Josef Aschbacher, Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA).
Josef Aschbacher, Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA).Photo: PAP/Tomasz Gzell

This year Poland is celebrating the 10th anniversary of being a member of the organization.

Poland's ties with the ESA have been developing since 1994 when the country signed a cooperation agreement on the peaceful use of outer space, and then joined the agency in November 2012.

To mark the anniversary, a two-day conference, entitled 10 Years in ESA: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, was held at the Ministry of Development and Technology in Warsaw, with the participation of scientists and officials from the Polish Space Agency and the European Space Agency.

Photo: Photo: Danuta Isler/Radio Poland

In between the debates, Radio Poland's Danuta Isler caught up with Josef Aschbacher, Director General of the ESA.

Click on the audio player above to listen.