Marc Serres, pictured, will be vice-chair of the ESA Council
The head of space affairs at Luxembourg’s economy ministry will be vice-chairman of the European Space Agency Council.
Marc Serres succeeds Otylia Trzaskalska-Stroińska, deputy director of the innovation department at the ministry of development for Poland, who resigned from the post.
Serres assumes the role until 30 June 2019, the government said in a press release on Friday.
Serres graduated with a PhD in engineering in 2000 at the Catholic University of Louvain. He began his career in the satellite communications antenna manufacturing industry. Prior to his current position at the economy ministry, he was responsible for relations with the ESA within the higher education and research ministry for eight years.
The ESA Council is the governing body of the European Space Agency, representing the member states at the ministerial or delegate level. The council defines the European Space Agency and the European Space Agency. At present the agency has 22 member states.
Luxembourg officially became a member state of ESA in 2005. Luxembourg began activities in the space sector in 1985 through the creation of the Société Européenne des Satellites (SES). More recently, it launched SpaceResources.lu to further develop technologies and competencies for the exploration and use of resources found on near earth objects.