ESA prepares 3-year, $3.2B Earth observation budget proposal for November ministerial conference

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS— The European Space Agency’s Earth observation directorate will propose a budget of 3.03 billion euros ($3.2 billion) to the agency’s 22 member governments when they meet in November, a 16.1% increase over the previous budget approved in 2019.

That figure will be part of an expected 16-billion-euro package that ESA will put up for approval of its governments at a late-November conference of its ministers in Paris. For comparison, the last ministerial conference, in November 2019, yielded a record 14.4 billion . . .

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