Three American space companies choose Luxembourg to operate in Europe

Three US space companies have chosen the Grand Duchy to implement their activities in Europe.

Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy, Étienne Schneider, announced the implementation in Luxembourg of three companies originating from the US and specialised in space. The arrival of Made In Space, Hydrosat and CubeRover further widens the spectrum of activates of the Luxembourg business-oriented space ecosystem and reinforces Luxembourg space capabilities.

Étienne Schneider stated: “We have managed to forge for the Grand-Duchy a repute of an innovation-focused and progressive location for commercial space initiatives. The success of our development strategy for the space sector, including the recent launch of the Luxembourg Space Agency, is confirmed once more with the settlement in Luxembourg of three space companies that plan to employ up to 85 people in the Grand-Duchy by 2023.”

Made In Space, Inc. will open a Luxembourg facility focusing on bringing low-cost robotic systems to the European market, whilst Hydrosat, a data analytics company that converts thermal infrared imagery from space into innovative business products for agriculture and related industries, will establish new headquarters in the Grand Duchy and move its R&D activities to the Luxembourg operations. Finally, CubeRover, a spin out organisation from Astrobotic Technology, Inc. and space robotics company based in Pittsburgh, USA, will develop next-generation planetary rovers in Luxembourg.

Mike Provenzano, President of CubeRover said: “With the launch of CubeRover in the Grand Duchy we will enable customers around the world to begin pursuing lunar science, exploration, and commerce with low-cost rovers. Luxembourg is buzzing with talent and creativity for innovative space technology.”