Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple Visits Florida

Photo: SIP / Charles Caratini
Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie visited Florida this week where they witnessed the launch of the first satellite "GovSat 1" at the Cape Canaveral launch base. They worn joined by Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and his Deputy Etienne Schneider for this occasion.
Photo: SIP / Charles Caratini
"GovSat 1" will be launched later today, at 10:23pm Luxembourg time, aboard a SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceX was founded by Elon Musk in 2002. "GovSat" will operate the satellite and is a brand operated by LuxGovSat S.A., a public-private joint venture between the Luxembourg government and SES, the world’s leading satellite operator located in Betzdorf, Luxembourg. Its mission is to provide secure and reliable satellite communication capabilities for both military and civilian purposes to meet growing demands in the institutional and defense fields.
Photo: SIP / Charles Caratini
While part of the capacity of the GovSat-1 satellite will be used to meet Luxembourg’s requirements for military-frequency satellite communications, the plan is to resell GovSat-1’s additional communication capabilities to allied and partner countries as well as to international organisations (notably Nato and the EU).

More pictures from the cour and the government website. Loads more information at Wort.

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