Do You Know What ESA Is ?

 The European Space Agency (ESA) is the gate and the base of Europe for space and the universe. Its mission is to enable the development of technology and spatial knowledge of Europe and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

ESA is an international organization with 22 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programs and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.

What does ESA do?

ESA works in the European space program and carry it completely out with new technologies and advances, explore the universe and try to shape knowledge for a day to think of life outside our planet and who knows universe. ESA’s programs are designed to find out more about the Earth and its immediate space environment, our Solar System and the development of technologies and satellite-based services (Galileo) and to promote European industries. ESA also works closely with space organizations outside Europe as Federal Space Angencia Rusa, with mainland China and even NASA.


Who belongs to ESA?

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Canada takes part in some projects under a Cooperation agreement.

Bulgaria, Cyprus, Malta, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia have cooperation agreements with ESA.

Where do ESA’s funds come from?

ESA’s mandatory activities (space science programmes and the general budget) are funded by a financial contribution from all the Agency’s Member States, calculated in accordance with each country’s gross national product. In addition, ESA conducts a number of optional programmes. Each Member State decides in which optional programme they wish to participate and the amount they wish to contribute.

How much does each European spend on ESA?

European per capita investment in space is very little. On average, every citizen of an ESA Member State pays, in taxes for expenditure on space, about the same as the price of a cinema ticket (in USA, investment in civilian space activities is almost four times the much). This European mentality and European citizen must change, we must know more the work of the ESA and how important it is, in addition to working with various types of technology, creates jobs in the best areas of knowledge, medicine, biology, physical, etc. I believe a little advertising and work to try dinfundir work and how help people have more interest at heart everyone loves and admires this kind of work and knowledge, breaking ideas that is not astronaut is for everyone, and to work in a space agency is so much fun as a lawyer.

On September 10th I had the opportunity to go to the debate for citizens, organized by ESA. And the 1st time events like this happen.
This was an opportunity to give our opinion on the priorities for European space programs.

It took place on September 10, 2016, with more than 2,000 citizens of 22 European countries participating in the first European Citizens Debate about Space. Never before had ESA held an event that brings together many countries to help decide the future of space activities.

My signature is below the French astronaut Claudie Haigneré. With the ESA administration. 

This unprecedented consultation was held simultaneously in the 22 Member States of ESA and gathered in different cities a hundred people in each country. Once consolidated the query results were transmitted to ESA in just 48 hours after the debate, you can find them here.

Citizens’ debate on space for Europe

The CEO of the ESA, Jan Woerner, said the agency’s commitment to promote dialogue with the public: “The flights, science and space exploration, Earth observation, telecommunications, satellite navigation, space technology and innovation can help address challenges of our society and be a source of inspiration for future generations. European citizens can help us better assess our priorities. ”

Clio and me with the first European woman on the international space station, the French astronaut Claudie Haigneré. 

Nathalie Meusy is, since November 2008, the Head of the Coordination Office on Sustainable Development at the European Space Agency (ESA).

Angelica Ferrer was invited to citizens debate for Europe in Paris. 

ESA Director General’s Spokesperson, Franco Bonacina. 

Final considerations.

I believe that every citizen should be concerned and try to participate in this type of event to better understand and perhaps have an interest in working with or for ESA. With the technology that we have we could do incredible things safely, but we need investors who believe that the future of space is coming. We have many millionaires investing in weapons and wars but none have an interest in investing in and help NASA or ESA with space programs. 

The Galileo GPS: 

Galileo is Europe’s own global navigation satellite system, providing a highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control. It is interoperable with GPS and Glonass, the US and Russian global satellite navigation systems. By offering dual frequencies as standard, Galileo is set to deliver real-time positioning accuracy down to the metre range.

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My company is responsible for the advancement of the new GPS system, called M-code, and the design of next generation navigation systems called Resilient Embedded GPS/Inertial Navigation Systems that use different inputs like Galileo, celestial cameras, LIDAR so that the guidance systems operate even if the GPS is jammed or not operating. All USA military airplanes, missiles, drones, and spacecraft will use this technology and ideas.


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