Within the framework of the cooperation agreement, the Luxembourg Government will provide funding through the Luxembourg space program (LuxIMPULSE) and other types of R&D grants to the forthcoming operating subsidiary of Spire for research and development activities taking place in Luxembourg.
Étienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy said that, “the Grand Duchy has a long-celebrated reputation for creating innovative partnerships with private aerospace companies. In 1985, Luxembourg became one of the founding shareholders of SES, a landmark for satellite telecommunications and now a world leader in this sector. By formalizing our relationship with Spire, we continue our Government’s three-decade history of attracting ground-breaking companies in this sector.”
"We’ve been deeply impressed with the support, commitment, and expertise of Luxembourg when it comes to New Space. Their robust yet supportive regulatory environment for New Space companies, coupled with incredible open access to international talent and targeted investment vehicles, made Luxembourg an obvious choice for our expansion" said Spire’s CEO Peter Platzer. "We’ll be quickly building out our office here full of some of the world’s best minds. Our talent team is looking forward to tapping into Luxembourg’s population of incredibly talented people in business and engineering."
Patrick Nickels, Chairman of the LFF Board, declared "the Luxembourg Future Fund is very pleased to participate in this new round of financing to support Spire’s growth plans". John Holloway, member of the Board of the LFF, added that "by partnering with the initial US-based VC investor who has backed Spire since its launch, the LFF intends to actively support the establishment as well as the reinforcement of the company’s local presence in Luxembourg."