Ireland has an established history of astronomy and space research. In recent years, the country has developed a thriving space industry and research community, facilitated primarily through Ireland’s membership of the European Space Agency (ESA).
For information on the growing space-related capabilities in the Irish industry, please consult Ireland's Space Industry Directory below. Enterprise Ireland provides a source of expertise for Irish companies in developing and executing their respective space strategies. We are also a reference point for international space industry initiatives wishing to identify relevant sources of space-related expertise within Ireland.
Further information on Ireland's National Space Strategy for Enterprise, details of the ESA programmes that Ireland participates in, and contact details for the ESA team members are on our Enterprise Ireland European Space Agency page.