European Space Agency (ESA)
Space Agency and Office • Member since 1980
The European Space Agency, provides Europe’s gateway to space.
ESA is an intergovernmental organisation, created in 1975, with the mission to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space delivers benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
ESA covers a wide range of activities, including launchers, science, robotic and human exploration, navigation, Earth observation, telecommunications, space safety and operations. It designs, builds and operates facilities and a fleet of space missions in orbit around the Earth and in the Solar System, and flies European astronauts with international partners.
ESA has 22 Member States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia are Associate Members. Canada takes part in certain programmes under a cooperation agreement. ESA has signed European Cooperating States Agreements with Bulgaria, Cyprus and Slovakia, and cooperation agreements with Croatia and Malta.
By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, ESA can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country. ESA works closely with European industry, national space agencies and the European Union, and cooperates with space agencies worldwide.
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- ESA DIRECTOR GENERAL JAN WOERNER MEETS THE PRESS
- EarthMoonMars : Involving Everyone
- The Young Generations’ Perspective of Space and Security
- ESA’s Jam Session on Space Safety
- The Need For a Solid SME Base Within the Industrial Chain on Space and Defence Programmes
- In-Flight Call with Alexander Gerst
- New Space – Rocking Earth Observation
- Sponsorship & Exhibition
- Space Sustainability Rating: Addressing the Orbital Challenge
- Space Supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Agenda
- The Evolving Role of the Public Procurement Authorities Becoming an Anchor Customer in Large Space Related Programmes
- GNF Event at Spring Meetings 2015
- 2019 70th IAC
- 2018 69th IAC
- 2017 68th IAC
- GLEX 2017
- GLIS 2016
- GLIC 2015
- GLAC 2014