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Space and Denmark

The Ministry of Higher Education and Science has the formal responsibility for matters related to the regulation of Danish activities in outer Space as well as Denmark's international cooperation on activities in Outer Space.

The Danish Space Law

2016 saw the introduction of Denmark's first Space Law (the Outer Space Act of 11 May 2016) which was followed up by an Executive Order on the requirements in connection with approval of activities in outer space (an English version of the Executive Order do not exist).

Denmark's National Space Strategy

The first Danish Space Strategy was published in 2016 and since updated in 2021. The purpose of the Space Strategy is to contribute to green growth in Denmark as well as help solve some of the greatest challenges of our time.

Approval of Danish Space activities

For launching an object in the state of Denmark, on a Danish vessel or by a Danish operator a prior approval from the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science is needed. Please contact the Agency if you have any questions.

Funding and counseling

There are many various funding and counseling possibilities for your space project whether you are a researcher or a company. Please visit the Danish webpage or contact the Agency for Higher Education and Science for more information

Contact the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science

Denmark's ESA membership

Gorm Kofoed Petersen
Tlf.: +45 72 31 82 87

Danish space law and licensing of Danish space activities

Thommy Ingemann Larsen
Tlf.: +45 72 31 84 50


Dennis Jorch Dehn Kristensen
Tlf.: +45 72 31 88 77

Space strategy and partnerships

Peter Mandix Sehestedt
Tlf: +45 7231 8202

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last modified August 22, 2023