Greece launched a Greek-Cypriot telecom satellite Hellas Sat 3

Thursday, June 29th, 2017
Last Update: 10:58

Greece makes its comeback to the space industry, Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas said to the Athens Macedonian News Agency (ANA) after the successful launch of Greek-Cypriot telecom satellite Hellas Sat 3, Europe΄s largest telecommunications satellite, early on Thursday.

The launch, he noted, is a major step for our country because Greece is returning to the space industry, said the Greek minister from French Guiana.

"After many years of absence and and inactivity, Greece is dynamically returning to the field of space, aiming to exploit satellite technology and innovative applications while taking advantage of its key - in telecommunications and transport - geopolitical position.

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