Minister Péter Szijjártó have re-appointed dr. Orsolya Ferencz as the Ministerial Commissioner Appointed for Space Research.

The duties of the Ministerial Commissioner are to supervise, from a scientific point of view, the development of the necessary regulations on the content of space contracts, the preparation of contracts and the performance of their conciliation tasks. She will also oversee the coordination and implementation of strategies and policies for the development of space exploration. Propose, comment and represent the scientific position of the Government on the position of the Government in space-related scientific organizations and forums related to space-related scientific issues. She supervises the work of the Department for Space Research and Space in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade from a scientific and professional point of view.

Orsolya Ferencz giving a lecture at the Space Research Day 2019 of the Hungarian Astronautical Society, October 17, at the headquarters of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. (Photo: Zoltán Trupka)

At last year the representation of space activities within the goverment rose to the level of ministerial commisioner for first. Recently, in her lecture on Space Day in October, Orsolya Ferencz gave a brief summary of the work she has done over the last year and the results achieved. She mentioned, among other things, the reorganization of the Hungarian delegation in the of the European Space Agency (ESA). In 2019, we should be able to enter into other ESA volunteer programs, which are important for our country, from an additional HUF 2.3 billion in budgetary resources. These include telecommunication development, cosmic hazard programs (space travel, space debris) and satellite remote sensing applications. Bilateral intergovernmental agreements have been prepared for the peaceful uses of space, including with Russia. A national space strategy is under preparation and a publication presenting the domestic space sector will be published shortly.

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