International Goals in Space, European Space Agency

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International Goals in Space, European Space Agency

  1. 1. International Goals in Space European Space Agency (ESA) Andreas Diekmann Head ESA Washington Office 48 th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium “ Earth and Beyond: The Next Decades” 11 March 2010, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA
  2. 2. Achievements Long history of successful NASA-ESA cooperation: e.g. ISEE 1,2,3; HST; Ulysses; Cluster; SOHO; (JWST) ESA Cosmic Vision Prg.: Cluster XMM-Newton Integral SMART 1 ROSETTA Mars Express, Venus Express Herschel/Planck Goals Solar System Exploration short/medium: 2016/2018 NASA-ESA missions to Mars long-term: Mars Sample Return Future cooperation: Asteroid Sample Return?, Phobos Sample Return? Fundamental physics/cosmology short/medium: cooperation in EUCLID long-term: coop. in LISA, IXO Exoplanet Research Follow-up Corot Follow-up PLATO? Cooperation in tbd post-PLATO mission? Space Science
  3. 3. Goals Development/launch of GMES Sentinel Satellites Continued scientific Earth Explorer Programme Systematic measurements of Essential Climate Variables (foster intern. cooperation in this field) Europe’s first 3-axis stabilised Meteosat system (6 satellites) Earth Observation ESA EO Programme Earth Explorer Earth Watch GMES (Sentinel 1-5) (2011-2019) GOCE (2009) SMOS (2009) CryoSat (2010) …… Achievements Meteo-Sats GEOSS, GEO
  4. 4. Achievements ISS Partnership Extension of ISS operations until 2020+ International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) Process to establish European (political) position wrt exploration <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Successful ISS Utilisation To be considered: </li></ul><ul><li>Removal of bottlenecks </li></ul><ul><li>More diversified utilisation </li></ul><ul><li>Common transportation policy </li></ul><ul><li>Extension of partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing ISS operation costs </li></ul><ul><li>Develop robotic exploration plans (precursors for human exploration) </li></ul><ul><li>Define a human space exploration scenario </li></ul>Human Spaceflight/Exploration

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