Space Exploration Society of Amalfi
|Societas Principala Explorationis de Sideribus Spatioque|
The Space Exploration Society of Amalfi, also known as SPESS (from Amalfitan Societas Principala Explorationis de Sideribus Spatioque) or Spes (meaning hope in Amalfitan), is the Amalfitan government agency responsible for the country's space programme. It is a signatory of the Kostarin Pact. The society, originally a civilian society of researchers and amateur enthusiasts, was instituted as a funded government agency in 1962 and gradually transformed into an active space programme.