From the 14 to 15 November 2001 Ministers responsible for space from the 15 Member States of the European Space Agency (ESA) and Canada met in Edinburgh. The Council Meeting of ESA at Ministerial Level will set the course for the development of Europe's space programme for the five years ahead.
The previous ESA Ministerial Council meeting took place in May 1999 in Brussels. Following a similar format in Edinburgh, Ministers will be invited to commit to the next stage of a series of current ESA Programmes, and to invest in a raft of new programmes designed to keep Europe at the forefront of space activity.
This short VNR provides an overview of the meeting in Edinburgh and highlights some of the current and future ESA programmes on which the Council will make decisions. This transmission comprises of a 3 minute A-Roll with English commentary and is complemented by a longer B-roll with clean international sound.
10:04:31 Earth Views
10:05:27 ESA Ministerial Conference Brussels 1999
10:05:50 ESA Establishments
10:07:14 Satellite Navigation Animation
10:07:54 Earth Observation Data
10:08:09 Natural Disasters
10:09:06 International Space Station
10:10:19 Ariane 5 launch and construction
10:11:03 Telecommunications Systems
10:11:28 Mobile phone usage
10:11:44 SOHO results
10:12:08 XMM Newton Results
10:12:44 Solar System animation
10:13:02 People in street
10:13:08 Hubble Space Telescope results