Space19+, the ESA Council at Ministerial level, takes place on 27 and 28 November in Seville, Spain.
Ministers from ESA’s Member States, along with Associate Member Slovenia and Cooperating State Canada, will gather to discuss future space activities for Europe and the budget of Europe’s space agency for the next three years.
ESA is seeking an increase in funding for the mandatory programme supported by all Member States, and for an ambitious portfolio of optional programmes. These are structured along four main pillars: science and exploration, safety and security, applications and enabling and support activities.
This proposal carries an overarching motto of Inspiration, Competitiveness and Responsibility.
This video examines how new space technology can protect us from asteroids and solar flares, as well as deal with the growing threat from space debris.