Consultation on Draft Regulation on space activities

On 6 June 2019, ANACOM approved a Draft Regulation on the legal regime governing access to and exercise of space activities. Notice of this draft regulation was published today, 24 June, in Series II of Diário da República (Official Journal) no. 118/2019 - Notice no. 10395/2019

The Draft Regulation aims to ensure the optimisation of resources and simple, fast and effective procedures in relation to space activities. This will minimise the administrative burden on companies and facilitate access by the largest number of operators interested in the exercise of space activities in Portugal, while at the same time providing a high level of stringency in terms of safeguarding security interests, preventing damage and reducing the environmental impact of these activities.

It was decided to submit the Draft Regulation to public consultation for a period of 15 working days. Interested parties may send contributions no later than 15 July 2019, in writing and in Portuguese, by email to

Once the consultation process has been concluded, the contributions received will be made public. Therefore, for the purposes of publication on this website, interested parties should also submit a non-confidential version of their responses excluding items considered confidential.