ESA ministers allocate EUR 10.3 bln for Space 4.0 schemes

Monday 5 December 2016 | 12:26 CET | News

The European Space Agency (ESA) concluded a two-day council meeting at ministerial level on 02 December in Lucerne, Switzerland. Ministers in charge of space matters from ESA’s 22 member states plus Slovenia and Canada allocated EUR 10.3 billion for space activities and programmes based on the vision of a United Space in Europe in the era of Space 4.0.

The programme covers science, human spaceflight, exploration, launchers, telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, applications, operations and technologies. Included in the EUR 10.3 billion are EUR 1.28 billion up to 2024 for telecoms and EUR 445 million up to 2022 for technology.

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