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
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
More information at: http://www.esa.int/
Satellite Parameters: Eutelsat 9A at 9 degrees E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.