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‘Record’ budget increase for European Space Agency

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Ministers boost agency’s funding by 16.6 per cent, including 12.9 per cent uplift for science

Ministers have agreed a “record” increase of 16.6 per cent for the European Space Agency, including a 12.9 per cent increase for the agency’s science programme.

At a meeting in Paris on 22 and 23 November, ministers representing Esa’s member, associate and cooperating states agreed a five-year budget of €16.9 billion, up from a previous five-year budget of €14.5bn agreed in 2019.

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