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HR/VP Josep Borrell highlights the unique role of SatCen at the European Space Conference

SatCen was present in many ways during the 12th European Space Conference from 21 to 22 January 2020.

SatCen Director Amb. Sorin Ducaru spoke during the Focus Session on Day 1, highlighting cooperation activities, such as the ones with the EDA, and spoke at the Plenary Session VI on Day 2. Also there was a "Meet the Expert" Session at lunch time on Day 1 in front of the main Conference Hall. It was a great success! Present were representatives of the Copernicus Service in Support to EU External Action and the Space Surveillance and Tracking Unit and an Imagery Analyst.

During his speech, HR/VP Josep Borrell highlighted the unique role of SatCen for EU decision making and external action, saying 'On security-related matters, the European Union’s Satellite Centre in Torrejón, Madrid, has helped to deliver key geostrategic intelligence analysis to the European Union and Member States, contributing to monitoring the crisis of conflict areas and supporting the EU advisory operations. When we are planning what to do in Libya, it immediately comes to our mind that we have a powerful tool observing what is happening there and guiding the operations on the ground.'  

Also, EU SST Consortium Chairperson Faucher praised SatCen Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) Unit as excellent team with great collaboration.

SatCen Director, Amb. Sorin Duracu was glad to briefly address with HR/VP the preparation of a visit to SatCen.

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    Image1 of 6HR/VP Josep Borrell highlighting the unique role of SatCen
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    Image2 of 6EU SST Consortium Chairperson Faucher praising the SatCen SST Unit
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    Image3 of 6SatCen Director Amb. Ducaru stressing the importance of cooperation activities, such as the ones with the EDA
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    Image4 of 6SatCen Head of Brussels Office and SatCen Communications Manager at the SatCen stand
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    Image5 of 6Director Ducaru briefing on SatCen SST services and explaining the Centre's spectrum of capabilities in space and security, during the Plenary Session
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    Image6 of 6The 'Meet the Expert' Session was a great success!