ESA Council at Ministerial Level, Luxembourg, on 2 December 2014
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Successful conclusion of ESA Council at Ministerial level

02/12/2014 18155 views 71 likes
ESA / About Us / Jean-Jacques Dordain

ESA today concluded a productive one-day Council meeting at ministerial level in Luxembourg. 

Ministers of ESA Member States agreed the further development of a family of new launchers, and approved funding for the International Space Station and space exploration.

In addition, Ministers set a course for ESA to remain an independent, world-class intergovernmental space organisation.

Ariane 6 four-booster configuration (A64)
Ariane 6 four-booster configuration (A64)

Ministers adopted three Resolutions:

  • “Resolution on Europe’s access to space”, covering the development of Ariane 6 and Vega C.
  • “Resolution on Europe’s space exploration strategy”, covering ESA’s three destinations for exploration (LEO low-Earth orbit, Moon and Mars)
  • “Resolution on ESA evolution”, covering the vision for ESA until 2030.

The three Resolutions are available here

The next Council at Ministerial level is scheduled for 2016 in Switzerland.

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