In 2020, the Mirpuri Foundation established a partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA). The cooperation aims to leverage space applications for advancing development addressing capacity building and education, marine and wildlife conservation, aviation, and health.
The cooperation started when the Mirpuri Foundation shared environmental inputs for a feasibility study to support post COVID-19 outbreak socio-economic recovery. The objective was to identify and analyse the technical feasibility and economic viability of sustainable space-based services which could contribute to the post Covid-19 outbreak recovery in the vertical sectors, such as transport, health, education, manufacturing and agriculture. Additionally, the study addressed societal and environmental challenges likely to emerge after the COVID-19 crisis.
The Mirpuri Foundation has also supported another ESA initiative aimed at reducing the environmental impact of plastics. This initiative wanted to assess the viability of space based applications in support of reducing marine litter, and define a roadmap for services implementation and demonstration.
Both organizations are joining forces in order to achieve common objectives and to advance sustainable innovation.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. ESA is an international organization with 22 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country. ESA Space Solutions aims at reaching commercial exploitation of space assets, data and capabilities addressing incubation, proving technical feasibility and business development. This includes the development of operational services for a wide range of users through the combination of different systems, and support in creating viable companies as well as to existing companies.
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