Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. 24/7 Space News .




Subscribe free to our newsletters via your




















SPACEMART
European ministers ready ESA for a United Space in Europe in the era of Space 4.0
by Staff Writers
Lucerne, Switzerland (SPX) Dec 06, 2016


ESA Council meeting at Ministerial Level, in Lucerne, on 1 December 2016. Ministers in charge of space activities from the 22 ESA Member States, plus Slovenia and Canada met to decide on future space activities for Europe. Image courtesy ESA-Stephane Corvaja, 2016. For a larger version of this image please go here.

ESA has concluded a two-day Council meeting at ministerial level in Lucerne, Switzerland. Ministers in charge for space matters from ESA's 22 member states plus Slovenia and Canada allocated 10.3 billion euros for space activities and programmes based on the vision of a United Space in Europe in the era of Space 4.0. The high level of subscriptions demonstrates once more that ESA's Member States consider space as a strategic and attractive investment with a particularly high socio-economic value.

It also underlines that ESA is THE European Space Agency capable of channeling their investment to respond effectively to regional, national and European needs by covering all elements of space: science, human spaceflight, exploration, launchers, telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, applications (combining space, airborne and terrestrial technology), operations and technologies; as well as responding to the needs and challenges of Europe and the Member States by bringing together all stakeholders.

Ministers confirmed the confidence that ESA can conceptualize, shape and organize the change in the European space sector and in ESA itself. While also acting as a global player, broker and mediator at the centre of international cooperation in space activities, in areas ranging from the far away in exploration (with the concept of a Moon Village for instance) to supporting closer to home the international global climate research effort following the Paris Agreement of 2015.

At this summit, Ministers in charge of space matters have declared support for ESA's Director General's vision for Europe in space and the role and development of ESA: now the Space 4.0i era can start with ESA committing to inform, innovate, interact and inspire. And, building on commercialization, participation, digitalization, jobs and growth, the concept of "United Space in Europe" will soon become a reality.


Comment on this article using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter login.

Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once


credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly


paypal only

.


Related Links
ESA Ministerial Council 2016
The latest information about the Commercial Satellite Industry






Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Previous Report
SPACEMART
ESA looks at how to catch a space entrepreneur
Paris (ESA) Nov 30, 2016
Now is the time to start up. Businesses, providers and enablers are clamouring to get their start-up support messages out there. Entrepreneurship is a healthy and growing force. And, with so much investment in this area, the conditions have never been riper to take your ideas further and into business. Our Nordic neighbours are rapidly becoming the embodiment of start-up spirit, providing not on ... read more


SPACEMART
Space freighter burns up after launch to to ISS: Russia

Cold plasma freshens up French fries

Orbital ATK Ends 2016 with Three Successful Cargo Resupply Missions to ISS

Space Food Bars Will Keep Orion Weight Off and Crew Weight On

SPACEMART
Russia seeks answers on ISS cargo ship crash

The Vega launcher is complete for next week's Arianespace mission with Gokturk-1

United Launch Alliance Launches Innovative "RocketBuilder" Website

XCOR Partners With Immortal Data To Enhance And Commercialize Shipslog Data Acquisition System

SPACEMART
Swiss firm acquires Mars One private project

Europe okays 1.4 bn euros for Mars rover, ISS

Climate cycles may explain how running water carved Mars' surface features

NASA Radio on Europe's New Mars Orbiter Aces Relay Test

SPACEMART
Chinese missile giant seeks 20% of a satellite market

China-made satellites in high demand

Space exploration plans unveiled

China launches 4th data relay satellite

SPACEMART
LeoSat and Globalsat Group Sign Strategic Worldwide Agreement

India's Space Program Makes Steady Gains

ESA looks at how to catch a space entrepreneur

Thales and SENER to jointly supply optical payloads for space missions

SPACEMART
Creating new physical properties in materials

New technology of ultrahigh density optical storage researched at Kazan University

Earth's 'technosphere' now weighs 30 trillion tons

A watershed moment in understanding how H2O conducts electricity

SPACEMART
Life before oxygen

Could There Be Life in Pluto's Ocean?

Biologists watch speciation in a laboratory flask

Timing the shadow of a potentially habitable extrasolar planet

SPACEMART
New Perspective on How Pluto's "Icy Heart" Came to Be

New analysis adds to support for a subsurface ocean on Pluto

Pluto follows its cold, cold heart

New Analysis Supports Subsurface Ocean on Pluto




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News






The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement