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Space theme will contribute to the development of a European space policy, complementing efforts by Member States and by other key players, including the European Space Agency (ESA).



Emphasis will be given to the following activities:

  • Space-based applications serving European society - developing satellite observation systems and the GMES services for the management of the environment, security, agriculture, forestry and meteorology, civil protection and risk management;
  • Exploration of space - provision of support for collaborative initiatives between ESA or national space agencies, as well as coordinating efforts for the development of space-borne telescopes;
  • Strengthening Space foundations - support research for long term needs such as space transportation, bio-medicine, life and physical sciences in space.
Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center