Thu. Jun 1st, 2023

Polish woman deputy head of the Council of the European Space Agency

Otylia Trzaskalska-Stroinska serves as deputy director of the Innovation Department at the Ministry of Development. The ministry is responsible for, for space policy and the preparation of the Polish Space Strategy. Since 2012, she has headed the Polish delegation to the European Space Agency (ESA).

The second deputy head of the Council of the European Space Agency was Alice Bunn of the UK. Jean-Yves Le Gall of France was elected chairman of the ESA Council. Wybór of Otylia Trzaskalska-Stroinska was unanimously passed. The new term of the ESA Council will begin on July 1, 2017.

ESA Council is composed of representatives of countriesóin the member states. Each country has one vote on the council. The body is tasked with determining the direction ofóin the development of the European Space Agency and the European space industry. Currently, the agency has 22 member states. Poland has been a full member since November 19, 2012. After our country, Hungary and Estonia have also joined the ESA.

Full list of countryóin member countries includes: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Spain. In addition, Slovenia is an associate member and there is a special agreement on the coóCooperation with Canada.

The space industry is one of the important elements of theóIn the Strategy for Responsible Development. Long-term directions for the development of the space industry are indicated in the Polish Space Strategy for 2017-2030. The Polish space program would develop an Earth observation satellite. Earth observations by satellite can serve m.In. For precise monitoring of weather, traffic volume, e.g. aviation or road, and in agriculture for planning and studying the condition of crops.

– We have defined in the Polish Space Strategy that such a satellite should be built,” Otylia Trzaskalska-Stroinska told PAP in a February interview.

The European Space Agency is an organization that enables coólne developing space technology and satellite applications for terrestrial applications. The ESA has also been carrying out a number of space missions outside the immediate environment of our planet since 1975.

ESA’s annual budget exceeds 5 billionóin the euro. The agency has about 2,000 employeesów.

Sourceóbackground: PAP – Science in Poland, Ministry of Development, photo. Ministry of Development.