March 27, 2023 11:27
The University of Debrecen can participate in the production of implements used in space

The University of Debrecen and Thales Alenia Space, an international company specializing in the space industry, are planning to launch cooperation in the field of space implementation manufacturing and space communication. Recently the university served as the venue for representatives to discuss the possibilities of working together on joint projects.

For the University of Debrecen, space research has been a top priority for a number of years, and DE-SPACE, one of the most significant projects of the Thematic Excellence Program, is also related to this effort.

“The studies and tests cover, among other things, areas with potential applications in the space industry, such as space telemedicine, space agriculture, space pharmacy and space food. For example, comparative analyses of different varieties of space peppers are currently underway. The Debrecen research groups are also involved in analyzing the effects of cosmic rays and micro-gravity on astronauts as well as the conditions and consequences of long-term stays in space and the processing of Earth observation data from space,” said László Csernoch, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, to representatives of the company Thales Alenia Space at Thursday's meeting. 

Upon the initiative of the Faculty of Science and Technology and in recognition of the achievements of the University of Debrecen in the field of space research, Thales Alenia Space, a company that is at the vanguard of space industry in the world, intends to identify potential areas of future professional cooperation. This is the reason why leading experts from France and Italy came to Debrecen.

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