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.
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.