• Space Activities of Hungary

    Hungary has a long space history starting at 1946 with the world second Moon radar experiment

    Space research is becoming increasingly more important in Hungary

    Hungarian space research and space activities, with a heritage of more than 75 years, have serious potential. Our research centers and companies, with hard and dedicated work, have gained a notable international recognition for themselves and for Hungary.


    ESA Membership

    Hungary was the first country who signed an agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA) in the Programme for European Cooperating States (PECS). Hungary had requested to begin the negotiations about the accession to ESA in 2013 and became a full member in November 2015. This new era offers emerging possibilities for Hungarian research institutes and the Hungarian aerospace industry.


    Hungarian Space in 2020

    In 2020, several significant programs have been launched in Hungary. In cooperation with Roscosmos, the Hungarian–Russian Joint Scientific Committee was established. The planning of the mission of the second Hungarian astronaut has been started precisely on the 40th anniversary of Bertalan Farkas’s spaceflight. He was the first Hungarian cosmonaut, making Hungary the 7th nation to send a human into space.


    2020 also brought another long-awaited and significant moment for the Hungarian space sector. With the financial cooperation of private and state investors, CarpathiaSat Co. – the first enterprise aiming to put the first Hungarian telecommunication satellite in orbit – was established. The ambitious investments of Hungarian economic actors in space and telecommunication industry are opening new dimensions for Hungarian research centers, universities and companies to increase their participation in the market segment of space activities.


    Annual Congress of Association of Space Explorers in 2021

    Hungary will host the annual congress of Association of Space Explorers in 2021 with a financial support from the Hungarian Government of 1,000,000 EUR.

  • On the Hungarian Space Activities

    A short video presenting space activities by Hungarian universities and enterprises

  • …Hungary is a center of innovation, science, and great minds…

    Hungarians have always been famous for their creativity and innovative spirit, many important inventions in the world are attributed to people of Hungarian descent. The country has an exceptional number of Nobel Prize laureates in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, economics and literature. No wonder that Hungarian universities have a great reputation for academic excellence.

  • Hungarian Space Activities

    Take a look at the Space Caleidoscope 2020