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ESA biggest ever budget

Date: Mon, Dec 02, 2019 | 07:30 - 07:45 GMT | 08:30 - 08:45 CET

Replay: Mon, Dec 02, 2019 | 16:00 - 16:15 GMT | 17:00 - 17:15 CET

Type: ESA TV Exchange

Format: 16:9

ESA member states have endorsed the most ambitious plan to date for the future of the European space sector. 

ESA’s two-day Council at Ministerial Level, Space 19+, in Seville Spain, brought together ministers with responsibility for space activities in Europe. It was also attended by government representatives from Canada and observers from the EU.

 Ministers backed missions to monitor global carbon dioxide levels, supported a significant increase in space science funding and agreed to fund programmes for new launcher systems, Moon and Mars exploration and next generation satellite communication systems.

 The meeting also decided to extend the life of the international space station to 2030 and support missions protecting Earth from dangerous solar flares and asteroids.

This A-roll explains the main decisions taken in Seville. It includes an interview with Jan Woerner, ESA Director General.

B-Roll also offers interviews with :

Pedro Duque, Acting Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities, Spain; in English and Spanish

Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal and ESA Ministerial Council Co-Chair; in English and Portuguese 

Frederique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, France and ESA Ministerial Council Co-Chair; in French

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