langue en ESA - 03/05/2019

Ministerial 2016: Operations

Ministers from the 22 ESA member states and Canada will gather in Lucerne, Switzerland on 1-2 December to discuss future spending priorities for the ESA space programme. ESA members fund a core programme of space activities but can also subscribe to optional programmes. 

Before the meeting, each ESA directorate has drawn-up a list of priorities to be considered by ministers. In this third of a series of reports, we hear from ESAs Operations Directorate on its proposals for the future, including plans to tackle space debris and the threat to Earth of Near Earth Objects.