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The European Space Expo touched down in Luxembourg City on Friday, enabling visitors over the next nine days to learn more about satellites.

The dome-shaped exhibition space, which has been visited by more than 900,000 people in 20 European cities over the past three years, opened in Place Guillaume II on Friday.

The exhibition shows the various applications of satellites around the world, from working out where to deliver relief to survivors of natural disasters to adapting farming methods.

The satellite industry plays an important role in the Luxembourg economy with Luxembourg hosting satellite manufacturers SES, among other industry players.

The sector accounts for 2 percent of Luxembourg’s GDP and employs 200 people across 20 companies.

Speaking at the opening of the exhibition on Friday, the head of the Galileo and EGNOS programs to the European Commission, Paul Flament, recalled Europe’s ambitions in this area …

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