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N° 50–2016 European ministers ready ESA for a United Space in Europe in the era of Space 4.0

2 December 2016

ESA today concluded a two-day Council meeting at ministerial level in Lucerne, Switzerland. Ministers in charge for space  matters from ESA’s 22 member states plus Slovenia and Canada allocated €10.3 billion for space activities and programmes based on the vision of a United Space in Europe in the era of Space 4.0.

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N° 49–2016 Citizens’ space debate: the main findings and the future

25 November 2016

On 10 September,about 2000 Europeans helped to shape the future of space by taking part in a world first: the Citizens’ Debate on Space for Europe. 

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N° 48–2016 Start of service for Europe’s SpaceDataHighway

23 November 2016

The European Data Relay System began servicing Europe’s Earth observing Copernicus programme yesterday, transferring observations in quasi-real time using cutting-edge laser technology.

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N° 47–2016 Venture capital available for space-based companies

22 November 2016

The Seraphim Space Fund of venture capital, currently worth £50 million, is set to boost European small, medium and start-up companies developing space-based applications, services and technologies.

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