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11 steps to make a space mission

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Most European citizens assume, with good cause, that ESA missions take shape and fly to their destinations with little worry or bother, as if by magic. Click through these 11 images to read the true story of how this ‘magic’ really occurs.

 

ESA Basic Activities at Space19+

For ESA’s next Ministerial Council, Space19+, set for the end of this year, the Agency is asking Europe’s space ministers for a substantial investment for its core Basic Activities, helping to support a new generation of space missions as efficiently as possible. ESA’s Basic Activities have three main objectives: to enable the future through early stage research and development, commencing the Agency’s seamless grid of innovation; develop and maintain ESA’s common infrastructure and expertise; and, develop, preserve and disseminate knowledge for European capacity building and sustainable growth – inspiring and promoting creativity.

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    1: 11 steps to make a space mission

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    1: 11 steps to make a space mission
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    2: Investing in the basics of space

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    2: Investing in the basics of space
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    3: First contact with new ideas

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    3: First contact with new ideas
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    4: Mission design

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    4: Mission design
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    5: Inventing tomorrow

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    5: Inventing tomorrow
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    6: Setting standards for space

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    6: Setting standards for space
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    7: Ground tracking stations

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    7: Ground tracking stations
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    8: Europe’s best space labs

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    8: Europe’s best space labs
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    9: Europe’s largest satellite test centre

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    9: Europe’s largest satellite test centre
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    10: Taking control and staying in touch

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    10: Taking control and staying in touch
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    11: Sharing knowledge and keeping Earth’s memory

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    11: Sharing knowledge and keeping Earth’s memory