The Government of Hungary established the Hungarian Space Office in
January 1992. As the Minister for National Development, Ms. Zsuzsa Németh has been supervising Hungary’s space activities since mid 2011.
The Hungarian Space Board (HSB), headed by dr. Kálmán Kovács (former Minister for Informatics and Communications), helps the work of the Minister in strategic cases.
The Hungarian Space Office (HSO) manages, coordinates and represents
the Hungarian space activities. Since 1997 the director of the HSO has been dr. Előd Both. In 2010 the Hungarian Space Office – keeping its name, image and independence in external relations – was administratively integrated into the body of the Ministry of National Development.
The Minister's advisory body in technical matters is the Scientific Council on Space Research (SCSR). Since 2009 the chairman of the body has been dr. László Pap. The SCSR provides the scientific background of all Hungarian space activities.
The research and application activities have been carried out in about 25 scientific institutes and university departments. Their personnel, involved in space related work consists of more than 250 scientists and engineers.
Ministry of National Development
Hungarian Space Office
Fő utca 44-50.