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Arianespace and German launch startups Isar Aerospace and Rocket Factory Augsburg are moving towards first launches next year but have mixed views on how the European launch sector has and should develop.
Europe’s space industry won’t be able to keep its technological edge without government support, the European Space Agency concludes in a report released ahead of the Space19+ ministerial conference.
With ESA set to convene its triennial ministerial later this month, SpaceNews spoke with ESA Director General Jan Woerner about his hopes for Space19+
At the Space Tech Expo, space agency leaders said artificial intelligence will play key roles in many space programs of the future.
Rather than waiting for international consensus on measures to mitigate the problem of space debris, space agencies and companies should take immediate action, said Jan Woerner, European Space Agency director general.
ESA needs to succeed with two upcoming parachute tests or will see the ExoMars 2020 landing mission slip to 2022.
Commissioners speaking this week at the Conference on European Space Policy in Brussels said the continued reservations of European investors about financing space startups is hampering Europe’s ability to keep pace with similar startup activity in the United States.
Satellite operators don’t know what to buy, but ESA is still helping European manufacturers get ready to sell
How does ESA decide what technology to invest in when few have confidence on what operators will want? Three experts overseeing ARTES, the European Space Agency’s Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems division, explain.