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« on: 02/26/2019 03:01 pm »
Portuguese space agency to be installed at the Azores Islands.

First orbital launches schedule to take place after Spring / Summer 2021.

In June 2019 the Portuguese government will sign a contract for the construction an operation of a launch base.

Article in Portuguese, Agência espacial portuguesa estará a funcionar até março nos Açores.
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Re: Portugal Space
« Reply #1 on: 02/26/2019 04:40 pm »
Orbex & Spanish Elecnor Deimos Space are planning to launch the Prime from there. On page 16-17 of this document are maps with two options for the spaceport layout:

http://esamultimedia.esa.int/docs/space_transportation/AZUL-ESA_Workshop-Export.pdf

Elecnor Deimos has contracted 24 Prime launches. But first Prime launch is planned for NET late 2021 from Scotland - so there must be some other launcher available earlier for spring/summer 2021.

Btw, Deimos advertises the Prime as the "Azores Micro Launcher", which also launch from some other site; but in the UK it is sold as a British launcher which will also launch from the UK, and maybe also from the Azores or Norway. (Actually it's a Scottish-Danish launcher ...)
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Re: Portugal Space
« Reply #2 on: 03/24/2019 12:38 pm »
Chiara Manfletti was chosen as the first president of the Portuguese Space Agency.

In Portuguese, https://www.publico.pt/2019/03/22/ciencia/noticia/chiara-manfletti-escolhida-presidente-agencia-espacial-portuguesa-1866397

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« Reply #3 on: 04/03/2019 01:38 am »
The official website  8)


https://www.ptspace.pt/
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