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‘Asgardia’ to become the first new Space Nation

Artistic Impression of Asgardia: The Space Nations first satelite

Credit James Vaughan

- First satellite of new nation to be launched in 2017 marking start of new era in the Space Age;

- Asgardia will open up access to space for commerce, science and peoples of all countries on earth;

- Key early development to include a shield against cosmic hazards

[PARIS, FRANCE] Plans were announced today at a press conference in Paris to create the first new Space Nation to be called ‘Asgardia’. The name derives from Norse mythology as the city of the skies ruled by Odin from Valhalla.

The first Asgardia satellite is planned to be launched in Autumn 2017, sixty years after the first ever satellite launch, and will mark a new era in the Space Age as the satellite will be independent of any current nation state on Earth: the satellite will comprise the nation itself, creating its own legal framework, flag and other symbols of nationhood.