European Space Agency
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.
European Space Agency Director General Jan Woerner spoke with SpaceNews about his extension, the agency’s activities, and its relationship with others, from the EU to NASA.
ESA is pushing European industry to continue innovating and finding efficiencies even after Vega C’s introduction in 2019 and Ariane 6’s debut in 2020.
The space market worldwide has averaged $269 billion over the past five years, growing more than 5 percent each year.
German satellite manufacturer OHB System expects to finalize a contract in June with the European Space Agency to build a spacecraft to search for exoplanets.
Croatian industry players hope a cooperation agreement with the European Space Agency could pave the way for a closer cooperation with their European counterparts and generate foreign orders.
The European Centre for Space Law (ECSL), was established under the auspices of the European Space Agency (ESA) in 1989, with a mandate to promote awareness, knowledge and the development of the legal framework relevant to space activities.