About the conference
NewSpace Europe is the first space conference in Europe to focus solely on the newspace industry and the economic opportunity of space. Hosted by The Ministry of the Economy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Luxembourg City, NewSpace Europe will center around the theme “New Frontiers of Opportunity” highlighting the exponential growth of the space ecosystem, critical to creating a sustainable space economy across the world. Through engaging conference sessions and unique networking opportunities, participants will have the opportunity to discover and align with the people, technologies and ideas from across space and other diverse markets that are shaping and leading the industry.
About the SpaceResources.lu Initiative
The Ministry of the Economy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg launched the SpaceResources.lu initiative with the aim to contribute to the peaceful exploration and sustainable utilization of Space Resources for the benefit of Humankind. As such, Luxembourg provides a legal, regulatory and business environment that enables private investors and companies to explore and use space resources.
The identification and utilization of space resources is fast becoming a reality, driven by a revolution in space technology, accelerating exploration of outer space and the eventual scarcity of certain resources on Earth. Building on its long history at the forefront of the commercial satellite communications industry, Luxembourg aims to play a leading role in the exploration and utilization of these resources.
Its goal is to ensure that space resources explored under its jurisdiction serve a peaceful purpose, are gathered and used in a sustainable manner compatible with international law and for the benefit of humankind. Luxembourg’s vision is built on support for advanced research activities and technological capabilities, drawing on the country’s existing expertise in the space sector and its ongoing strategy of economic diversification into future-oriented high-tech industries.
About the Space Frontier Foundation
The Space Frontier Foundation hosts the annual NewSpace Conference, the largest and longest running conference devoted to commercial space in the United States. Since 2006, NewSpace brings together thought leaders from startups, established companies, government agencies, investors and tech innovators to explore the opportunities and challenges of opening the space frontier to human settlement.
The Space Frontier Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit committed to realizing the vision of a greatly expanded and permanent human presence in space. The Foundation functions like a city Chamber of Commerce for the space industry, interfacing between smaller private entities, government and larger industry giants, as well as encouraging and supporting collaboration between them. The Foundation believes that privatizing space exploration will lead to faster innovation and progress, smarter financial decisions and job creation, and that the public and private sectors must work together with the former incentivizing the latter. The power of free enterprise will be the catalyst to generate the necessary technologies for humans to live and work in space and sustain a healthy, thriving space economy.