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The Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs visits SatCen

On 4 July, Ms Simonetta di Pippo, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), together with Mr Jorge del Río Vera, Scientific Affairs Officer, Space Technology, and Mr Servaas van Thiel, Minister Counsellor, EEAS Delegation to the International Organisations in Vienna, visited SatCen and was given an overview of the Centre's activities.

The visit started with a round table discussion with SatCen management. Thereafter, an introduction to UNOOSA was given by Ms Simonetta di Pippo, and SatCen Director Pascal Legai gave an introduction to SatCen. Thereafter presentations were given on the Centre’s operational and capability development activities with focus on the Copernicus Service in Support to EU External Action. The visitors were then led to the Operations Division and later to the Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) Room to see the EU SST activity at SatCen.

The visit concluded with a presentation of the capacity-building activities done at SatCen and a final discussion.

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    The Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs visits SatCen