Czech Space Office
Space Agency and Office • Member since 1959
The Czech Space Office was founded in November 2003 as a private non-profit organisation, when the Czech Republic became ESA’s cooperating state. The CSO provides support to Czech science, education, R&D and business sectors and serves as a contact point towards the international space community. The CSO carries out a broad range of consulting and networking activities at national as well as international level. It also represents the Czech Republic at international events and in various European space organisations.
The CSO believes that the space has an enormous potential to improve our lives. This potential can be explored most effectively by the cooperation with international partners. For such a small country like the Czech Republic, an international cooperation is the most efficient approach how to benefit from the space science and technology and therefore the CSO establishes relations with international and particularly European space community. The CSO takes every opportunity to show the current and potential benefits of the space technology to national economy and society.