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Space-based Solar Power: Contributing to achieving Net Zero by 2050 [Oct/2022]

With the objective of achieving Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050, Europe is investigating ways to rapidly decarbonise its sources of electricity generation and ensure both stable and secure supply. While requiring substantial development, space-b...
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FutureEO, critical enabler of EO benefits for the European economy and society [Oct/2022]

FutureEO (formerly called Earth Observation Envelope Programme) is ESA’s cornerstone of Earth Observation. The programme develops pioneering Earth Observation systems that respond to major science, societal and environmental challenges concernin...
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Terrae Novae: from inspiring Europe’s generations to supporting its economic growth [Oct/2022]

The European Exploration Envelope Programme (E3P, branded Terrae Novae in 2021) was created in 2016 to deliver Europe’s space exploration strategy. The mission of Terrae Novae is to lead Europe’s human journey into the Solar system using robot...
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ESA TIA ARTES programme’s continuous boost to the commercial markets and European competitiveness [Oct/2022]

Satellite communications represent the most commercial sector of the space economy. ESA, through the ARTES 4.0 programme, is the most significant public investor in innovation in space-based telecommunications in Europe today. Through a study ...
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Exploiting the remarkable potential of space technology transfer [Oct/2022]

The state-of-the-art technologies, systems and know-how developed in the framework of European space programmes hold remarkable potential in the terrestrial sphere.ESA’s Technology Transfer activities explore this potential, identifying space t...
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Technology developments for ESA science missions empowering Europe’s technological edge and autonomy [Oct/2022]

ESA Science programme develops and operates a portfolio of missions, which ensures that the European scientific community maintains its position at the highest levels of discovery and innovation.Space science is a major driver of innovation, leading ...
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Space Economy activities to support ESA Council at Ministerial level, CM22 [Oct/2022]

Space activities and capabilities significantly contribute to Europe’s leadership in science, technology and innovation, and support Europe’s economy and society towards more responsibility, resilience and autonomy. Space provides crucial solu...
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ESA Space Economy Team presents a paper on “Statistic and thematic satellite accounts for measuring the Space Economy” at the 73rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Paris [Sep/2022]

On 20 September 2022, the ESA Space Economy team will present a paper on ‘Statistic and thematic satellite accounts for measuring the Space Economy”, co-written with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the US ...
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European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce (ECSECO) presents at the 73rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Paris [Sep/2022]

The European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce will be present at the International Astronautical Congress. On Thursday (22.09), from 10:30 to 11:00, there will be a presentation on ECSECO at the ESA stand. It will include: Welcome mes...
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ESPI Yearbook 2021 – Space Policies, Issues, and Trends of the European space sector in a global context [Sep/2022]

In July 2022, the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) published its annual Yearbook. The report provides an examination of the main trends and developments in the space sector, space policy, and space programmes over the past year. Implementing...
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ESA Science Core Technology Development Success Story - Broadening the TT&C Industrial Base in Europe [Aug/2022]

Development of TT&C subsystem capability, funded by ESA’s Science Core Technology programme, creates another European alternative for this critical spacecraft function for upcoming science missions, leading to improvements for commercial sat...
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ESA Science Core Technology Development Success Story - Game-Changing European X-Ray Optics Technology [Aug/2022]

A pan-European consortium of industry and research organisations is leveraging semiconductor manufacturing capabilities to achieve a 2-order of magnitude improvement in space X-ray telescope optics (by developing the concept of Silicon Pore Optics...
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