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Poland signs a space partnership agreement with China

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Poland, Warsaw – The Polish POLSA space agency recently signed an agreement with the China National Space Administration (CNSA). The two agencies should jointly cooperate on research, monitoring and development of new telecommunication solutions. Polish President Andrzej Duda and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed an agreement together during his last official visit to Warsaw last June.

Professor Marek Banaszkiewicz, president of POLSA confided to SpaceNews that “the cooperation between the Polish Space Agency and the Chinese National Space Administration will be segmented into three areas: space research, exchange and use of satellite data to develop scientific understanding of the Earth, including the observation and monitoring of climate change and the environment, and development of space technology, including telecommunications”. The purpose of business is to stimulate the development of small businesses in Poland space sector through the creation of a national space company thanks to the Sino-Polish cooperation.

“Polish entrepreneurs will be more interested in the field related to the development of technologies and telecommunications,” said Banaszkiewicz following the signing of the latest agreement between Warsaw and Beijing. Asked about the possibility of new partnerships between space companies from Poland and China, the president of the agency said that “China is a very active player in the space industry. She has many contacts, launches many actions and builds strong business relationships.”

POLSA was created in 2014 with the aim of coordinating the company’s efforts in Poland and the scientific community to increase the spatial sector presence in the country. In addition, POLSA is to assist in the acquisition of the European Space Agency funds, promotion of satellite technology, and strengthen the Polish defense capabilities.