Successful conclusion of ESA Council at Ministerial level

2 December 2014

ESA today concluded a productive one-day Council meeting at ministerial level in Luxembourg. 

Ministers of ESA Member States agreed the further development of a family of new launchers, and approved funding for the International Space Station and space exploration.

In addition, Ministers set a course for ESA to remain an independent, world-class intergovernmental space organisation.

Ariane 6 four-booster configuration (A64)Access the image

Ministers adopted three Resolutions:

  • “Resolution on Europe’s access to space”, covering the development of Ariane 6 and Vega C.
  • “Resolution on Europe’s space exploration strategy”, covering ESA’s three destinations for exploration (LEO low-Earth orbit, Moon and Mars)
  • “Resolution on ESA evolution”, covering the vision for ESA until 2030.

The three Resolutions are available here

The next Council at Ministerial level is scheduled for 2016 in Switzerland.

ESA Ministerial Council 2014: Press conference replayAccess the video
Ministerial Conference: HighlightsAccess the video

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