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  • Astronomy in Cyprus

    The Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation has worked for many years towards promoting Astronomy in Cyprus. A highlight of these efforts was the accession of Cyprus to the International Astronomical Union (IAU), thus connecting Cypriot Astronomers with the global astronomical community. As part of Cyprus being part of the IAU, it has led to the nomination of young professional astronomers to the IAU. In 2019 four young astronomers joined the IAU as Junior Professional Members and now in Cyprus, Astronomy is a field that is growing in coordination with partners in research around the world.

  • About Us

    The Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation (CSEO) is the prime space institution of Cyprus, a non-profit organisation of public benefit. CSEO is the official representative of Cyprus to the International Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), to the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the Copernicus Academy Network, the Moon Village Association, and Mars Society. It promotes and advances space exploration and astronomy in Cyprus and around the world. Its main scope of work is RTDI, education & outreach, advocacy, and international cooperation in the field of space exploration, astronautics and astronomy. CSEO runs the National Space Research Committee of Cyprus, affiliated to COSPAR and the IAU, which has appointed representatives from all Cypriot universities and space industry, and involves all domestic eminent scientists in space engineering, space science and astrophysics. It’s governed by a National and an International Council which comprises some of the world’s most distinguished individuals that are highly decorated globally for their contribution to space exploration and astronomy. CSEO is the international host of the Mars Upper Atmosphere Network and was selected by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) as host of one of four International Astronomy Education Centres of the IAU. It was founded in 2012, with the goal of “Launching Cyprus into the Space Era” and building the next generation of scientists, that would see Cyprus as a niche player in global space exploration initiatives, and would build an international collaboration with other space-faring nations in scientific, space and planetary missions. Today, it runs multiple EU funded space research projects with international consortia. It has over 1800 registered researchers, scientists, educators and volunteers and over 400,000 followers on social media. CSEO has multiple spinoffs and subsidiary companies, and supports and promotes startups and technological innovation. CSEO’s companies, researchers and teams are skilled in Earth Observation, ICT, Robotics, Electronics, Computer Vision, Aerospace Engineering, Astrophysics, Planetary Sciences, Environmental and Climate Sciences, Energy, Mechanical, Structural, Materials, Optics, Medicine, Bioengineering, etc. CSEO is the official representative of Cyprus to:

    • International Committee on Space Research (COSPAR),
    • International Astronomical Union (IAU),
    • International Astronautical Federation (IAF),
    • Moon Village Association (MVA),
    • Global Experts Group for Sustainable Lunar Activities (GEGSLA),
    • Mars Upper Atmosphere Network (MUAN), as global host,
    • Mars Society,
    • NASA Space Apps Challenge,
    • Mission X,
    • ActInSpace

    and many other international bodies. Mission and Vision Our mission and vision are to galvanise human potential into high-tech innovation and cooperation; to provide an alternative prosperous future, to engage young people into productive activities away from today’s difficult challenges, to create careers and educate scientists that will utilise high-tech innovation for protecting the environment and our blue planet. The universe and space exploration has always fascinated the human spirit and unites humanity under the same sky. Hence, we - the Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation (CSEO) - with our vision and goals as our compass have been highly active in forging international collaborations and igniting innovation and technological growth, with impressive and captivating results that are of public benefit. Basic Pillars We materialise our mission by focusing on four basic pillars:
        (a) outreach and education, (b) research and development, (c) innovation and startups, (d) international cooperation. History and Achievements Key moments of CSEO:

    • Nov 2012: CSEO was founded
    • 2014: Participated in the creation of National Space Strategy with the aim of Cyprus joining ESA - Goal achieved in 2016 with Cyprus joining ESA as a PECS member
    • May 2014: CSEO's MarsSense nominated for an international award at SpaceOps 2014
    • 2014 - present: CSEO organises the NASA Space Apps Challenge annually in Cyprus, mentoring and facilitating space innovation
    • 2015 - present: Cypriot teams mentored by CSEO at the NASA Space Apps Challenge win NASA global prizes, including ArachnoBeeA (2015), NestFold (2017), and Brute Force (2022)
    • Sep 2016: CSEO becomes a member of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF)
    • Oct 2016: The International Council of CSEO is inaugurated, consisting of distinguished global space personalities - celebrated with a teleconference of Astronaut Nespoli in Cypriot schools and over a thousand students
    • Nov 2016: CSEO and TETRAKTYS-FILMS premiere the First Cypriot Space Documentary about the victory of ArachnoBeeA at NASA
    • Dec 2016: CSEO becomes a founding member of the Copernicus Academy Network of the European Union for developing satellite applications
    • Dec 2016: CSEO makes Cyprus a member of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), opening up important global research collaborations
    • Mar 2017: The Chief of International Relations of CSEO receives the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Distinguished Service Award
    • Mar 2017: The President and vice-president of CSEO are elected corresponding members of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
    • Oct 2017: CSEO launches Space Startups Programme to stimulate space innovation and entrepreneurship
    • Aug 2018: CSEO makes Cyprus a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU)
    • Oct 2018: Nicosia is chosen as the permanent base for the Mars Upper Atmosphere Network (MUAN) - announced by NASA's Chief Scientist
    • Oct 2018: The establishment of the Cyprus Space Exploration and Astronomy Committee is announced during the International Space Summit in Nicosia, in the presence of NASA's Chief Scientist
    • Jun 2019: Four young professional Cypriot astronomers are nominated by CSEO and become the first professional Cypriot members of the International Astronomical Union, thus promoting professional astronomy in Cyprus
    • Oct 2019: The Head of Education and Outreach of CSEO is elected a corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
    • Dec 2019: CSEO celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with support from the US Embassy - Astronaut Anna Fisher visits Cyprus with a large event hosted by CSEO
    • Oct 2020: The President of CSEO is appointed vice-chair of the COSPAR Panel on Innovative Solutions
    • Nov 2020: CSEO hosts the First Online Global Moon Village Workshop and Symposium
    • Feb 2021: CSEO establishes its first space research center, CSEO Discovery Alpha
    • Aug 2021: The President of CSEO is selected by the International Astronomical Union as an "Honorary Member" in recognition of his significant contribution to the progress of astronomy and space science
    • Dec 2021: The United Nations General Assembly approve the proclamation for the International Moon Day, with CSEO hosting the UN announcement from its premises
    • Mar 2022: CSEO is announced as the first Founding Member of the UN International Moon Day
    • Jul 2022: CSEO's research centre is selected to host the simulcast of the first space images of the James Webb Space Telescope
    • Dec 2022: The NASA Apollo 17 Goodwill Moonrock is displayed at CSEO's research centre before being handed over to the people of Cyprus
    • Jun 2022: The Cypriot team Galactic Angels wins second global place at the ESA DefInSpace competition, under the mentorship of CSEO
    • May 2023: The Cypriot team Hiris Guider mentored by CSEO wins first global place at the EU CASSINI Hackathon 2023 organised in Cyprus by Citizens In Power (CIP) under the auspices of CSEO
    • May 2023: The President and the Head of Innovation of CSEO are named Ambassadors of Hellenic Culture by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture of the Hellenic Republic in recognition of their significant contribution to science
    • Jan 2024: CSEO Discovery Alpha is becoming the Cyprus Space Research and Innovation Centre (C-SpaRC) implementing a Strategic Infrastructure of Cyprus funded by the Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF)
    • May 2024: NASA Headquarters Communications Lead of the James Webb Space Telescope visits Cyprus and presents JWST results at CSEO in front of a large audience
    • Jun 2024: CSEO's Head of Innovation is awarded by NASA for outstanding leadership and mentorship to the next generation
    • Jun 2024: CSEO holds Inauguration Ceremony of C-SpaRC with representatives from COSPAR, NASA funded TRISH and Sodankylä. COSPAR designates C-SpaRC as "COSPAR's International Space Innovation Centre".

    Grassroots To elevate science and technologies, and reach to the stars, we must start by focusing on grassroots. Our range of activities start from grassroots concentrating on outreach, advancing education, civil society, protecting the environment, and promoting sciences as an alternative activity for children that encourages a future in STEM. We bring together children from impoverished and war tarnished countries 'under one sky' and we build bridges of peace and friendship, bringing hope and creating a brighter future. All our other activities are a natural evolution of these grassroots activities. Gender and Sexuality Equality Plan The Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation (CSEO) is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment where everyone feels valued and has equal opportunities to thrive. Recognising the crucial role of gender and sexuality equality in achieving excellence in space exploration and research, CSEO adopts this Gender and Sexuality Equality Plan (GEP) to ensure a level playing field for all, regardless of gender and/or sexual orientation. CSEO's Gender and Sexuality Equality Plan

  • Cyprus Space Research and Innovation Centre (C-SpaRC)

    Overview The Cyprus Space Research and Innovation Centre (C-SpaRC) is a pioneering initiative set to establish Cyprus as a leading hub for space research and innovation, addressing the need for a dedicated space infrastructure in Cyprus to support the growing space ecosystem and Cyprus Space Cluster. The project was awarded a competitive grant of €2.5 million in December 2023 under the Research and Innovation Foundation's (RIF) "Strategic Infrastructures/1222" call, with an additional $2 million leveraged funding from NASA. Notably, C-SpaRC has been placed under the auspices of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) as an International Space Innovation Centre, a first-of-its-kind initiative aimed at fostering international collaboration in space research and exploration. C-SpaRC, aligned with the Cyprus Space Strategy (2022-2027), is poised to become a groundbreaking initiative for the nation. Thanks to the strategic vision of the Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF), Cyprus is investing in strategic infrastructures to unlock its vast potential in the space sector. C-SpaRC, a first-of-its-kind project for Cyprus and a significant investment in this strategic infrastructure, will embark on an ambitious journey to foster innovation, drive economic growth, and position Cyprus as a key player in the global space industry. The C-SpaRC project is based on three distinct elements:

    • Infrastructure: The creation of a state-of-the-art space research infrastructure, accessible to both the domestic and regional space ecosystem, fostering research, development, and innovation in space technologies.
    • Research: The conduction of cutting-edge research in collaboration with foreign and domestic partners, focusing on space weather, its impact on human health, and the development of advanced space technologies.
    • Innovation: The promotion of innovation within the domestic space ecosystem and the broader high-tech and startup communities, fostering a culture of entrepreneurship and technological advancement.

    Space Weather, Space Situational Awareness, and C-SpaRC Space weather, the dynamic conditions in space driven by solar activity, poses significant risks to critical infrastructure on Earth and in orbit, including power grids, communication networks, satellites, aviation, and even human health. The ability to predict and mitigate these risks is crucial for the resilience of modern society and the safety of space missions. C-SpaRC aims to address this challenge by developing advanced space weather monitoring and prediction capabilities. C-SpaRC will establish a state-of-the-art Space Weather Space Situational Awareness (SWxSSA) monitoring center, leveraging cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to analyze vast amounts of space weather data. By integrating data from ground-based observatories, satellite missions, and in-situ measurements from CubeSats, C-SpaRC will develop predictive models that can provide early warnings of potentially disruptive space weather events. This will enable stakeholders to take proactive measures to protect critical infrastructure and ensure the safety of astronauts and space assets.

    Infrastructure and Micro-satellite Production C-SpaRC will house a state-of-the-art space rapid prototyping, production, integration, space testing, and space qualifications infrastructure for small space assets, primarily focusing on micro-satellite research and development, production, and services. The infrastructure will include a mission control center, mission data monitoring and storage capabilities, space situational awareness monitoring, computational analytics for mission data and space weather (SWx), and a space experiments testbed for designing micro-satellite payloads.

    The infrastructure includes a full set of equipment for space qualifications (such as a thermal vacuum chamber and a vibration facility), a clean room for systems integration, ground control and communication systems, and an instrument calibration and testing setup.

    Notably, the facility will house a state-of-the-art selective laser melting (SLM) large 3D metal printer, enabling the production of complex and highly optimized space components. Only a handful of these large SLM 3D metal printers exist globally. The SLM 3D metal printer is a cutting-edge additive manufacturing technology to create three-dimensional metallic objects. This technology offers several advantages over traditional manufacturing methods, including greater design freedom, reduced material waste, and the ability to produce complex geometries and lightweight structures. In the context of space research, the SLM 3D metal printer will enable the rapid prototyping and production of customized satellite components, such as antennas, brackets, and structural elements, with optimized performance and reduced weight. This will not only accelerate the development of new space technologies but also contribute to cost reduction and improved sustainability in the space industry and wider industry in rapid prototyping.

    Partnerships and Collaborations C-SpaRC's contractual partners and and collaborators span a diverse range. Foreign Research Organisations (FRO):

    • Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH): A NASA-funded leading institute, TRISH will collaborate on research into the effects of space weather on human health and the development of countermeasures.
    • Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory (SGO): A Finnish leading research institute specializing in SWx science, SGO will contribute its expertise in SWx research and its forecasting.

    Domestic Partners:

    • CYENS Centre of Excellence: A leading research center in Cyprus, CYENS will contribute its expertise in AI and data analytics applied on SWx.
    • Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics: A leading research center in Cyprus specializing in biomedical research, the institute will contribute expertise in human biology and genetics.
    • Space Systems Solutions (S3) Ltd: A Cypriot leading space technology company, S3 will contribute expertise in CubeSat development and systems integration.
    • University of Cyprus: The University of Cyprus will contribute expertise in microelectronics and the development of a CubeSat payload.
    • Aretaeion Hospital: A leading healthcare provider in Cyprus, Aretaeion Hospital will collaborate on research into the effects of space weather on human health on the ground.

    Associate Partners:

    • COSPAR: The Committee on Space Research, the world's leading organisation promoting space research, will provide a platform for international collaboration and knowledge exchange.
    • Lockheed Martin: A global leader in aerospace and defense, Lockheed Martin will provide expertise in space systems engineering and technology.
    • NASA MSFC: The NASA Marshall Space Flight Center will provide the CARLO instrument, expertise, and access to resources for C-SpaRC's research activities.

    Research Focus C-SpaRC's research will primarily focus on space weather, its impact on human biology, and the development of advanced space technologies. The impact of space weather extends beyond astronauts in space and can affect human health on Earth. Solar events and geomagnetic disturbances have been linked to various health issues, including cardiovascular problems, neurological disorders, and mood fluctuations. C-SpaRC will conduct a comprehensive study on these effects, contributing to the development of preventative measures and treatments. Specific research objectives include:

    • Developing AI-powered predictive models for space weather events and their potential impact on Earth's magnetosphere and human health.
    • Studying the effects of space weather on human physiology and psychology, both in space and on Earth.
    • Designing and manufacturing CubeSats equipped with specialized sensors to collect space weather data.
    • Preparing astronauts for long-duration missions by studying the effects of space radiation on human tissues using "organs-on-a-chip" (OoC) technology.

    The knowledge gained from these studies will not only benefit astronauts but will also have downstream applications in personalized medicine. By creating personalized OoC models, researchers can study the unique biology of individuals under various conditions, leading to the development of tailored drugs and medical solutions for a range of health issues, including those related to the sun's impact on human health.

    International Collaboration and the Artemis Program C-SpaRC will actively collaborate with NASA's Artemis program, contributing to the safe return of humans to the Moon and the establishment of lunar bases. The center will leverage its expertise in space weather research and human factors to mitigate the risks associated with long-duration space missions.

    NASA TRISH C-SpaRC will work closely with NASA's Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) to conduct joint research on the impact of space weather on human health. This collaboration will leverage funding from NASA to support the development of "organs-on-a-chip" payloads for future Artemis missions, enabling researchers to study the effects of space radiation on human tissues in a microgravity environment. NASA MSFC and COSPAR Impact NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) is contributing to C-SpaRC's research efforts by providing the Charge Analyzer Responsive to Local Oscillations (CARLO) sensor, a specialized instrument for measuring ionospheric turbulence. This collaboration, facilitated through the COSPAR Impact program, will enable joint research on the correlation between space weather and human health, ultimately contributing to the safe return of humans to the Moon. The research undertaken by C-SpaRC in collaboration with NASA MSFC and TRISH will be conducted within the framework of the center's work packages (WPs), ensuring a coordinated and integrated approach to addressing the challenges of space weather and its impact on human health. COSPAR's Role COSPAR has placed C-SpaRC under its auspices as an International Space Innovation Centre, recognizing its potential to bridge international cooperation in space research. This designation will facilitate collaboration between leading space agencies, research institutions, and industry partners from around the world, fostering a global network dedicated to advancing space exploration and addressing critical challenges facing humanity. Impact C-SpaRC is poised to have a transformative impact on Cyprus and the international space community. By establishing a world-class space research infrastructure, the center will:

    • Stimulate economic growth and diversification in Cyprus by attracting foreign investment and fostering the development of a thriving space industry.
    • Create high-tech job opportunities and attract top talent to the country, reversing brain drain and fostering a vibrant research community.
    • Enhance Cyprus's international reputation and geopolitical standing by positioning the country as a leader in space research and innovation.
    • Contribute to the global effort to address critical challenges facing humanity, such as climate change, resource depletion, and the long-term sustainability of human civilization.
  • Gender and Sexuality Equality Plan

    Introduction The Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation (CSEO) is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment where everyone feels valued and has equal opportunities to thrive. Recognising the crucial role of gender and sexuality equality in achieving excellence in space exploration and research, CSEO adopts this Gender and Sexuality Equality Plan (GEP) to ensure a level playing field for all, regardless of gender and/or sexual orientation. This GEP aligns with the European Commission's requirements for Horizon Europe projects, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), and the principles set forth by the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Astronomy) Task Group. Commitment CSEO commits to integrating gender and sexuality equality principles into all aspects of its operations, from research and innovation to human resources and decision-making processes. This plan outlines concrete actions and measures to be taken to achieve and maintain gender and sexuality equality within the organisation. Areas of Action Work-Life Balance and Organisational Culture:

    • Implement flexible work arrangements to accommodate diverse needs and promote work-life balance.
    • Establish family-friendly policies, such as parental leave, childcare support, and family-care leave, to support employees with caregiving responsibilities.
    • Create a culture of inclusivity, respect, and open communication, where all employees feel comfortable reporting concerns and accessing resources related to gender and sexuality equality.
    • Provide training on unconscious bias, microaggressions, and inclusive leadership to promote a respectful and equitable workplace.

    Gender Balance in Leadership and Decision-Making:

    • Set targets for gender balance in leadership positions and decision-making bodies within CSEO.
    • Actively seek and promote qualified women for leadership roles through targeted recruitment and development programs.
    • Encourage women's participation in decision-making processes by creating a supportive and empowering environment.

    Gender and Sexuality Equality in Recruitment and Career Progression:

    • Ensure gender-neutral language and criteria in job advertisements and recruitment processes.
    • Use diverse recruitment panels and standardised evaluation criteria to minimise bias in hiring decisions.
    • Provide mentorship and sponsorship programs to support women's career advancement within CSEO.
    • Offer training and development opportunities to enhance women's skills and knowledge in the space sector.

    Integration of the Gender and Sexuality Dimension into Research and Innovation:

    • Encourage the inclusion of gender analysis in research proposals and project design to address potential gender or sexuality biases and ensure the relevance of research outcomes for all genders and/or sexual orientations.
    • Promote gender-sensitive data collection and analysis to better understand the impact of space exploration and research on different genders and/or sexual orientation.
    • Support research projects that specifically address gender and sexuality equality issues in the space sector.

    Measures against Gender-Based or Sexuality-Based Violence and Harassment:

    • Implement a comprehensive policy against gender-based or sexuality-based violence and harassment, with clear reporting mechanisms and support services for victims.
    • Provide training on recognising and preventing gender-based or sexuality-based violence and harassment for all employees.
    • Foster a zero-tolerance culture towards any form of gender-based or sexuality-based violence or harassment within CSEO.

    Monitoring and Evaluation

    • Establish a Gender and Sexuality Equality Committee to oversee the implementation and monitor the progress of this GEP.
    • Collect and analyze gender-disaggregated data on a regular basis to track progress and identify areas for improvement.
    • Conduct regular evaluations of the GEP's effectiveness and make necessary revisions to ensure its continued relevance and impact.

    Additional Considerations

    • COSPAR IDEA Panel: CSEO actively participates in COSPAR's IDEA Task Group to learn from and contribute to best practices in promoting inclusion, diversity, and equity in the space sector.
    • Ethical and Environmental Considerations: The GEP is implemented in conjunction with CSEO's existing policies on ethical and environmental responsibility, ensuring that gender and sexuality equality is integrated into all aspects of the organisation's work.

    Conclusion CSEO is dedicated to creating a workplace where everyone can thrive, regardless of gender and/or sexual orientation. This Gender and Sexuality Equality Plan is a living document that will evolve and adapt as the organisation grows and learns. By working together, we can create a more inclusive and equitable space sector for all.

  • Our Team

    President George A Danos Vice President Constantinos Phanouriou Head of Innovation Colm Larkin
  • About Us - Our goals for Cyprus

    • Place Cyprus on the space industry map
    • Conduct space exploration, astronautics and astronomy related R & D
    • Promote innovation through the development and support of a local internal market for space
    • Increase local technological competitiveness
    • Leverage on local intellectual human capital
    • Provide education and training for the future generation of space scientists and engineers, from an early age, in & out of schools
    • Enhance and promote academic and industrial collaboration, through joint project participation

    CSEO Contributions

    • Develop the high tech industry to become a prominent employment option on the island, hence stimulating graduate employment and reducing unemployment
    • Develop a sustainable new industrial infrastructure for the island, leading to new diversified economic sources and product exports
    • Promote the use of high tech materials in public works projects
  • 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.
  • CSEO at the International Level

  • Κυπριακός Οργανισμός Εξερεύνησης Διαστήματος

    Κύπρος, Διάστημα και Αστρονομία - Ο Κυπριακός Οργανισμός Εξερεύνησης Διαστήματος (CSEO) προωθεί την επιστημονική έρευνα και ανάπτυξη του τομέα της εξερεύνησης του διαστήματος, αστροφυσικής και αστρονομίας στην Κύπρο – γιατί πιστεύει στις δυνατότητες και ικανότητες των επιστημόνων μας. Ενισχύει και αναπτύσσει ενεργά τον τομέα του διαστήματος και αστρονομίας στον τόπο, οδηγώντας στην πρόοδο της βιομηχανίας υψηλής τεχνολογίας και τη συνεργασία με άλλα έθνη σε επιστημονικά προγράμματα και διαστημικές αποστολές.

    Η εμπιστοσύνη και η ιδιαίτερη επιτυχία μας κερδήθηκε πάνω στις ορθές βάσεις που ιδρύθηκε ο οργανισμός, το πρωτοποριακό μας όραμα, τους στόχους του οργανισμού, τις δράσεις μας και τα ερευνητικά μας προγράμματα που είναι ήδη σε λειτουργία.

    Το νομικό καθεστώς του οργανισμού είναι μη κερδοσκοπικό και το έργο και αποστολή του είναι προς δημόσιο όφελος. Ως εκ τούτου ο οργανισμός μας με το όραμα και στόχους του προωθεί την τεχνολογική ανάπτυξη, με εντυπωσιακά κοινωφελή αποτελέσματα, που τιμούν τον τόπο και που μας κάνουν υπερήφανους.

    Πέραν των διεθνών βραβείων σε NASA και SpaceOps, ο Κυπριακός Οργανισμός Εξερεύνησης Διαστήματος είχε σειρά σημαντικών επιτυχιών.
    - Ο πρώτος μας στόχος, να μπει η Κύπρος στον Ευρωπαϊκό Οργανισμό Διαστήματος (ESA), επιτεύχθηκε τον Ιούλιο του 2016.
    - Τον Σεπτέμβριο 2016, ο CSEO γίνεται μέλος της Διεθνούς Αστροναυτικής Ομοσπονδίας.
    - Τον Οκτώβριο 2016, εγκαινιάζεται το Διεθνές Συμβούλιο του CSEO, αποτελούμενο από διακεκριμένες παγκόσμιες προσωπικότητες του Διαστήματος – το γιορτάσαμε με τηλεδιάσκεψη του Αστροναύτη Νέσπολι σε κυπριακά σχολεία και πέραν των χιλίων μαθητών.
    - Τον Νοέμβριο 2016, CSEO και TETRAKTYS-FILMS ανοίγουν επιτυχώς την Πρεμιέρα του Πρώτου Κυπριακού Διαστημικού Ντοκιμαντέρ για την νίκη της ArachnoBeeA στην NASA.
    - Τον Δεκέμβριο 2016, ο CSEO κάνει την Κύπρο μέλος του Διεθνούς Οργανισμού Έρευνας Διαστήματος, ανοίγοντας σημαντικές ερευνητικές παγκόσμιες συνεργασίες. Επιπλέον, ο CSEO γίνεται ιδρυτικό μέλος του Δικτύου Ακαδημία-Κοπέρνικος, της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης, για την ανάπτυξη δορυφορικών εφαρμογών.
    - Τον Αύγουστο 2018, ο CSEO κάνει την Κύπρο μέλος της Διεθνούς Αστρονομικής Ένωσης.
    - Τον Οκτώβριο 2018, ιδρύεται και ανακοινώνεται η σύσταση της Κυπριακής Επιτροπής Έρευνας Διαστήματος και Αστρονομίας κατά την διάρκεια της Διεθνούς Συνόδου Κορυφής για το Διάστημα στην Λευκωσία, στην παρουσία του Επιστημονικού Διευθυντή της NASA.
    - Τον Μάιο 2018, 4 νεαροί επαγγελματίες Κύπριοι αστρονόμοι προτίνονται από τον CSEO και γίνονται μέλη της Διεθνούς Αστρονομικής Ένωσης, προθώντας έτσι την αστρονομία στην Κύπρο.

    Δημιουργούμε μ’όλα αυτά, δυνατότητες για ακόμη υψηλότερες επιτυχίες. Συμβάλλουμε στη μείωση φυγής των νέων μας στο εξωτερικό και να κάνουμε τη χώρα μας τεχνολογικά ανταγωνιστική, ενδυναμώνοντας οικονομικά τον τόπο μας.

  • Ways to join in

    Business Registration:   Join the Cyprus Space Cluster

    If you are an aerospace company that wishes to join the Cyprus Space Cluster (founded Aug. 2014) to participate and/or collaborate in current and future space projects, you can register here:
    Join the Cyprus Space Cluster

    Member Registration:   Researcher / Volunteer / Fan

    If you are a researcher, academic, volunteer or fan and wish to become a CSEO Member, you can join here:
    Member Registration

    Also ...

    CSEO on Facebook

    Come and visit our facebook page and follow what we do, join our activities, join our discussions:
    CSEO on Facebook

    CSEO on YouTube

    Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel and watch our videos and activities:
    CSEO YouTube Channel

    Support Us ...

    Be a benefactor:   Donate to CSEO

    Your financial support will go towards:
    • School Education, creating the future generation of scientists
    • Training our youth, bringing innovation to our young generation
    • Employing scientists, reducing brain drain and utilising our skilled people
    • University scholarships, giving academic opportunities to our talented youth
    • Research & development, enhancing our technologies, stimulating our country's economy
    • Cypriot space missions, utilising our technologies, bringing national pride
    Support the future of CSEO

  • MissionX and CSEO Space Club

    CSEO inspires and motivates students with Space and Astronomy activities

    CSEO provides education and training for the future generation of space scientists and engineers, from an early age, in & out of schools:
    • Communicates, via outreach, why space exploration is important for the betterment of our everyday lives and the widening of our understanding of the universe and where we come from.
    • Educates children and promotes science and all things related to the Cosmos and space.
    • Provides stimulating astronomy and space related educational material to schools.
    • Promotes via scholarships the potential of talented youths.
    • Promotes innovation by bringing competitions and hackathons to schools and students.
    • Uses TV to showcase role-models of local space research.
    • Produces documentaries that promotes local successes that stimulate our youth – such as "the Incredible story of ArachnoBeeA" that was premiered on 24th Nov 2016.

    CSEO bring two exciting flagship activities to the students of Cyprus:
    • Mission X
    • CSEO Space Club

    Our News, Activities and Announcements

  • CSEO Space Club

    CSEO inspires and motivates students with Space and Astronomy activities

  • Thank you!

    Thank you for supporting CSEO!

    On behalf of all the researchers and talented people of CSEO we warm-heartedly thank you!

    This is the way to build up a brighter future for all of us!

    With this donation you are supporting our educational courses, scholarships for young people, researchers and technologies and you are giving a chance to the younger generation for a better tomorrow!

  • Get in touch

    Main telephone:

    +357 22 357 700


    Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation (CSEO),
    Plateia Dimarchias 23,
    Nicosia 1016, Cyprus

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    This website takes every precaution to protect our user information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected online and offline.

    Information Collection and Use

    CSEO is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. CSEO will not release any personably identifying information unless you specifically authorize us to do so or unless required by the appropriate law enforcement officials.


    If registration is offered on our website, now or at some stage, in order to use our online services, a user must first complete the sign-up form. During registration a user is required to give their contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. Demographic information collected is used for our internal market analysis purposes.


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    Customer Communications

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