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Latvia now associate member of European Space Agency


Baltic state can begin to participate in more of the agency’s programmes and activities

Latvia is boosting its participation in the European Space Agency, having become an associate member on 27 July through parliamentary ratification of a seven-year association agreement.

Esa is a non-EU body that coordinates and manages the joint space activities of its 22 member states, with associate members and cooperating states having a lesser role.

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