Go back

Space agency plots its course

The European Space Agency has approved plans for its future relationship with the EU, as well as priorities around space science and exploration.

ESA’s ministerial council adopted two resolutions at an intermediate meeting with the ministerial council of the EU on 25 October. ESA is a standalone entity that has close ties with the EU, but gets no guaranteed funding from it.

One resolution gave a mandate to the agency’s director-general Johann-Dietrich Wörner, to work with the EU on how ESA can help it to implement its 2021-27 space programme. The mandate gives ESA a “clear way forward” to continue facilitating the Galileo satellite navigation system, the Copernicus Earth-observation programme and other EU initiatives, Wörner said after the meeting.

This article on Research Professional News is only available to Research Professional or Pivot-RP users.

Research Professional users can log in and view the article via this link

Pivot-RP users can log in and view the article via this link.