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    Posted: 16 May, 2015 Cyprus' project "Arachnobeea" is the winner of the International Space Apps Challenge!
    16 May, Nicosia


    A universal success for the Cypriot team and recognition by NASA!

    NASA announced the winners of the International Space Apps Challenge today, and "Arachnobeea", the runner-up team of the Space Apps Challenge Limassol 2015, was the global winner in the "Best Mission Concept" category!



    The video of Arachnobeea


    Arachnobeea was selected by a NASA judging committee, among over 950 other projects from 135 locations worldwide, as one of the 6 global winners!

    The team definitely did an incredible job designing the most innovative quad-copter drone destined for usage in space vehicles, and they managed to excite everyone with their presentation at the local competition in Limassol in early April. Apparently, the NASA experts identified the uniqueness of the team's design and awarded the Cypriot team as the international winner for the "Best Mission Concept" of the 2015 International Space Apps Challenge.

    Team "Arachnobeea" truly make us proud with their success!
    The announcement of the winners by NASA
    Posted: 21 April, 2015 CSEO Space Week 2015 - A Surprise greeting from the ISS!
    20 April, Nicosia

    Cosmonauts on-board the International Space Station (ISS) greet the guests of the CSEO Space Week 2015 and the island of Cyprus!

    During the official opening gala of the CSEO Space Week 2015, at the Russian Cultural Centre, Cosmonauts on-board the ISS sent greetings to the guests of the opening ceremony and to the island of Cyprus.



    The greeting from the ISS





    The moment the Space Week was declared open

    From left: Mr Rogalev - Director of Russian Cultural Centre, Mr Thrassou - President of Cypro-Russian Friendship Association,
    Mr Danos - President of CSEO, Cosmonaut Alexandr Volkov, Russian Ambassador Mr Osadchiy, Honorary Russian Consul Mr Prodromou



    More on CSEO Space Week 2015:
    We are proud to announce CSEO Space Week 2015, that is held in Nicosia during the 20th - 26th of April 2015.

    Our aim is to promote space exploration with various events and activities.

    In cooperation with the Municipality of Nicosia and the support of the Russian Cultural Centre, ROSCOSMOS, the Confucius Institute, the Cypro-Russian Friendship Association, the China Society of Astronautics, the University of Cyprus and the Ministry of Communications and Works of the Republic of Cyprus we are organising "CSEO Space Week 2015" in the capital of Cyprus - Nicosia, from the 20th - 26th of April 2015, promoting space exploration, with various events and activities.

    Part of the programme for the "CSEO Space Week 2015" includes:

    • Visit by Cosmonaut Aleksandr Volkov (record of longest stay in space),
    • Space Cinema Nights,
    • Space Exhibition (at University of Cyprus),
    • Space Outreach to Schools,
    • Portable Planetarium and fun space experiments,
    • Space Lectures,
    • Space Cinema Nights,
    • Astro Observation Night

    Spaceweek Details and Full programme
    Posted: December 10, 2014 New Opportunities for Cyprus in Space Exploration
    17 December, 18:30 - 20:00, Cyta Amphitheatre, Dasoupolis, Nicosia

    CSEO as part of its continuing efforts to promote the space industry in Cyprus presents two distinguished guests that will speak on new opportunities for Cyprus in space exploration.

    • Alexandra Sebby, Chief Legal & Certification Officer, Reaction Engines
    • Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos, Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Senior NASA Researcher

    Event Details
    Posted: July 14, 2014 Moon-landing Avenue, 45th Anniversary
    21 - 26 July, 10am - 10pm, City Plaza, Makarios Avenue, Nicosia

    Join our "Moon-landing Avenue" event that is held in Nicosia between 21-26 July to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing.

    Special opening highlight event - Monday 21st July, 19:15 - 21:00, City Plaza, Nicosia

    We are connecting live with the USA, for a special live talk with famous author and science journalist Andrew Chaikin, organised just for Cyprus, all thanks to the kind effort and assistance of the American Embassy.

    Andrew Chaikin is the author of the book "A Man on the Moon", a detailed description of the Apollo missions to the Moon, which was turned into the world famous TV production "From the Earth to the Moon", a 12-part HBO miniseries.
    Event Details
    Posted: June 21, 2014 MarsSense short-listed in the Top 4 finalists for the "Best Student Paper" Award, at SpaceOps 2014

    Our team MarsSense was short-listed in the Top 4 finalists for the "Best Student Paper" Award, at SpaceOps 2014, organised by JPL, NASA at Pasadena, California, last May.

    They presented at the topmost event on Space Operations, organised by NASA, to leading members of Space Agencies and Community. Their research received very positive feedback from respected leaders of the space community and was finally shortlisted in the top 4 research student papers of the last 2 years at SpaceOps 2014!

    Congratulations to MarsSense!!!

    During our mission to the USA, the Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation (CSEO) promoted collaboration with many international organisations and national space agencies, paving the way to a number of exciting agreements.


    Press Conference, at the Ministry of Communications and Works, Friday 20th June 2014:

    CSEO's President explained that the involvement of Cyprus in the Space Industry and a full membership to ESA can bring big economic benefits to the island's economy.

    CSEO extended a hand of cooperation to the Cypriot government.

    The Minister of Communications and Works, Mr Marios Demetriades, as part of his speech said:
    (translation) "I would like to publicly congratulate the Cypriot delegation to the USA, and specifically the finalist team, as well as the Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation, for its support and participation in the entire effort of the mission".

    "The Ministry of Communications and Works, as well as I personally will support every effort, to ensure that this breakthrough has continuity and perspective. The geographical position of Cyprus and its status as an EU member state creates unprecedented opportunities that we must not allow to be lost".

    The Press Conference was covered by all the main local TV channels and other media.


    Video of the Main News on CyBC1, Ant1 and Sigma (20th June 2014),
    reporting on MarsSense and CSEO:

    Posted: April 16, 2014 CSEO with team MarsSense will be representing Cyprus at SpaceOps 2014, organised by JPL, NASA
    May 2014 - Pasadena, California

    CSEO's promotional video as first seen at the SpaceWeek Gala on 10th of April 2014.

    Posted: April 3, 2014 The 1st Space Week, in Nicosia
    7th - 13th April 2014 - Municipality of Nicosia

    CSEO is proud to announce the first space week ever organised in Cyprus, that will be held in Nicosia during the 7th - 13th of April 2014.

    Our aim is to promote space exploration with various events and activities, leading up to the NASA Space Apps and the visit by Cosmonaut Aleksandr Volkov that holds the record of longest stay in space.

    NASA designated to CSEO's Marios Isaakides to organize NASA Space Apps Nicosia 2014, for the weekend of 12-13 April 2014.

    More on the Space Week:
    In cooperation with the Municipality of Nicosia and the support of NASA, ROSCOSMOS, ESA, the University of Cyprus, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Communications and Works and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus we are organising a "Space Week" in the capital of Cyprus - Nicosia, from the 7th - 13th of April 2014, promoting space exploration, with various events and activities, leading up to the NASA Space Apps Nicosia 2014 for the weekend of 12-13 April 2014, and the visit by Cosmonaut Aleksandr Volkov that holds the record of longest stay in space.

    Part of the programme for the "Space Week" includes:

    • NASA Space Apps, Nicosia 2014,
    • Visit by Cosmonaut Aleksandr Volkov (record of longest stay in space),
    • Space Cinema Nights,
    • Space Outreach to Schools, with portable Planetarium and fun space experiments
    • Space Outreach to all ages,
    • Space Lectures,
    • Astro Observation Nights outside the Nicosia Municipal Building,
    • Street Space Party,
    • A/V Presentations and Documentary Screenings

    This is the first time Cyprus will be hosting a series of events of this nature and to this scale.
    Spaceweek Details and Full programme

    Join in on the Fun!
    Posted: February 9, 2014 "Launching Cyprus Into the Space Era - Event 3: Building the Teams"
    19th February 2014, 19:00 - University of Cyprus, Nicosia
    Event Details
    Posted: January 15, 2014 "Launching Cyprus Into the Space Era - Event 2: Building the Future"
    20th January 2014, 19:00 - ARTos Foundation, Nicosia
    Posted: December 17, 2013 "Launching Cyprus Into the Space Era - Event 1"
    23rd December 2013, 17:30 - Pallas Municipal Theatre, Nicosia

    Posted: December 17, 2013 "Launch your Space Idea - Connect Yourself and Your Team into the Space Race"
    Understanding Space Exploration and Participating in the Space Race.
    Call for New Research Ideas, Concepts, Space Applications and Teams.
    Deadline: Saturday 21st December 2013
  • About Us

    The Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation (CSEO) is an NGO, established by key international people in industry and academia, and based in Cyprus. It promotes scientific research and development in the field of space exploration, and enhances and actively develops the local space industry, leading to the advancement of high tech industry and collaboration with other space-faring nations in scientific, space and planetary missions.
    We believe in the potential of the local untapped talent pool. Our mission and vision is to galvanise the local talent into high-tech innovation. The universe and space exploration has always fascinated the human spirit. Hence we - the Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation (CSEO) - with our vision and goals as our compass have been highly active in our space outreach campaigns to ignite innovation and technological growth, with impressive and captivating results that are of public benefit.
    Proof of this potential, is the recognition and nomination of a research paper submitted by our team MarsSense, in the best four in the world for an international award, at the highest level of the international space research community, at Space Ops 2014 (at JPL, NASA - May 2014).
    CSEO is in strategic partnership with many governmental organisations, ministries and bodies, the major universities of Cyprus, EU officials, research institutions, the private sector, the media and many others. CSEO collaborates worldwide with national space agencies, the international space private sector and industry, and many others.
    We bring together academic researchers and the industry (via workshops, seminars and summits), coordinate and formulate space projects, and create synergies between the industry and researchers. Through our activities and connections with key international space agencies, international organisations and societies, CSEO strengthens the local space community's presence and acts as a local centre of planning, harbouring, incubation, development, coordination and accumulation of relevant projects and research.
    CSEO is also actively involved in educational activities, to stimulate the younger generation into the field of science and space research.

    Our Mission Operation
  • About Us - Operation

    • CSEO's board of directors, are from key sectors of the industry, who excel in their field and volunteered their time to CSEO for the common goals of the organisation.
    • By engaging volunteerism from its members, CSEO builds on the strengths and enthusiasm of people to materialise the objectives of the organisation which drives the imagination and inspiration of all those involved.
    • CSEO as a non-profit NGO actively seeks and applies for funding and sponsoring in order to fund the many projects which are part of the mission of the organisation. All activity proceeds re-fund CSEO's projects and goals.
    • With a strong cooperation with all major universities from Cyprus and universities, organisations and institutions from abroad, CSEO acts as a local centre of planning, harbouring, incubation and accumulation of relevant ideas, that when properly formulated in a concerted effort can bring stronger research project proposals to communal funding and help the local researchers fair better in the international competition for research and funding in the field of space. As a pole of space exploration and discussion, CSEO has already attracted many academics which are currently contributing and involved in this on-going effort.
    • Research and technological advancements that are stemming from the above on-going effort combined with the strong ties of CSEO in Europe and Globally with space, nanotechnology and robotics companies, will drive local development which in its turn can stimulate the private sector, the technological competiveness and diversification of the local industry, into fields that were unreachable in the past.
    • The stimulation of the local industry will lead into production and export of new products and services, stimulating employment of graduates, employment in general, retention of intellectual human capital, competiveness, new patents and new technologies.
    • CSEO is connected with foreign space agencies and organisations, with links with key individuals and heads of R&D and exploration of leading space faring nations. With the cooperation with other space faring nation and with the incorporation of Cyprus in ESA potential collaborative space missions will be planned and promoted with Cyprus becoming a niche player in the space race.
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