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ESA to fund €1.5 million space technology centre in Tipperary

22nd April, 2015
John O’Donoghue, chief executive of Enbio; Damien English, Minister for Skills, Research & Innovation; and Yves Bonnefous, Solar Orbiter project controller at the European Space Agency

Irish company Enbio has secured European Space Agency (ESA) funding of €1.5 million to establish a Space Technology Centre in Tipperary.

Situated in Enbio’s Clonmel headquarters, the facility will make thermal management treatments, or “sunscreens”, for ESA satellites, spacecraft, and space-related hardware.

Enbio has been working with the ESA for four years to develop the products, and will create 12 new jobs this year and next as a result of the collaboration.

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