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Pedro Duque will be the president of Hispasat

Until now, the presidency of Hispasat was held by Jordi Hereu, former mayor of Barcelona and currently Minister of Industry and Tourism.

Pedro Duque will be the next president of Hispasat . The Minister of Science and Innovation between 2018 and 2021 will be the main director of the satellite company in which the State participates, although first the Sepi (State Society of Industrial Participations) will have to appoint him as an advisor.

The presidency of Hispasat was until now occupied by Jordi Hereu , former mayor of Barcelona and currently Minister of Industry and Tourism.

Before his time in the Government of Pedro Sánchez , Duque became known in the 1980s for being the first Spaniard to travel to space on an expedition to the International Space Station.

Hispasat, 7.4% owned by Sepi and 2.9% owned by the Center for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI), closed 2021 with revenues of 181 million euros , almost 15% more than in the previous year. previous exercise.

The Spanish group, together with the giants Airbus , Thales-Alenia and the satellite companies SES and Eutelsat , will be the main partners of a consortium that has been formed this year to bid for the Iris2 constellation, a satellite system of low orbit, similar to Starlink from SpaceX , Elon Musk ‘s company, to provide high-speed Internet access.

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