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German industry kicks off new space initiative

Dr Joachim Lang of BDI; Credits: Christian Kruppa

Luxembourg/ Berlin, 2 December 2021. – The Federation of German Industries (BDI) partners with five associations and 28 companies to establish a new space initiative and strengthen “networking between space, start-ups and industry”, the federation said.

“With this new initiative, the BDI wants to send a strong signal of a joint departure in space for Germany and Europe,” said BDI CEO Joachim Lang. “Our goal is to make Germany and Europe fit for the digital transformation, the energy transition and Industry 4.0.”

“The new German government should seize this unique opportunity and actively support the courage and commitment of companies,” he said.

The industry founding members of the initiative are Airbus Defence & Space, Berlin Space Technologies, BHO Legal, CGI Deutschland, ConstellR, eightyLEO, Exolaunch, German Offshore Spaceport Alliance (GOSA), High Performance Space Structure Systems, HyImpulse, K+S, KLEO, LiveEO, Morpheus Space, Munich Re, Mynaric, OHB, OKAPI, OroraTech, Planet Labs, Reflex Aerospace, Rocket Factory Augsburg, Smart Small Satellite Systems, SAP, secunet, Space Tech GmbH, UP42, and Voith.

The associations are the German Aerospace Industries Association BDLI, Familienbetriebe Land und Forst, the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), the Association of the Potash and Salt Industry (VKS) and the ZVEI Association of the Electrical and Digital Industry.

Listen also to the Space Cafe Radio about the new initiative.

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