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Polish Space Agency (POLSA) was established by the Act of Parliament of26 September 2014. The mai n task of POLSA is to support the Polish space industry and academia by bringing business and science together.
The Agency collaborates with other space agencies and public administration on outer space exploration and use.
POLSA runs projects outlined in the Polish Space Strategy, such as the national space situational awareness system, a programme of dedicated applications for public administration, and, as part of the Agency's educational activities, a programme aimed at developing highly qualified professionals who can work in the space sector.
POLSA actively supports the development of satellite technologies that can be used in everyday life, incl. farming, forestry, land and maritime transportation, environmental monitoring, crisis management and weather forecasting.
One of POLSA's top priorities is to support the Polish space industry by helping companies increase their competitiveness on the European market and obtain funds from the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Commission.
Furthermore, POLSA is responsible for the preparation and implementation of the National Space Programme (KPK). lt will encompass a number of tools and mechanisms that will enable Poland's full engagement in ESA's missions and programmes, and will help achieve the goals and meet the needs identified in the Polish Space Strategy.