ESA Commits 10 Billion Euros to Space Activities

by | Dec 6, 2016

At an ESA council meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, ministers in charge of space activities met to decide on future space activities for Europe. (Credit: ESA“Stephane Corvaja, 2016)

At an ESA council meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, ministers in charge of space activities met to decide on future space activities for Europe. (Credit: ESA“Stephane Corvaja, 2016)

In early December 2016, the European Space Agency (ESA) held a two-day council meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, where ministers from ESA's 22 member states plus Slovenia and Canada allocated €10.3 billion for space activities and programs based on the vision of a United Space in Europe in the era of Space 4.0.

Europe's ambitions in space have received another boost today, and we applaud ESA's decisions to further develop Europe in space, said Nicolas Chamussy, Head of Space Systems, Airbus Defence and Space.

The following resolutions (available on ESA's website) were adopted:

  • Towards Space 4.0 for a United Space in Europe
  • Level of Resources for the Agency's Mandatory Activities 2017-2021
  • CSG (Guiana Space Centre) (2017-2021)
  • ESA Programs

In addition, a resolution on setting up the ESA Grand Challenge was approved in regular Council on Nov. 30, 2016.

A tabular account of the monetary sums and categories allocated by the various ministers also can be found here.

 

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