WASHINGTON (ESA PR) — ESA and NASA reaffirmed their interest in working with commercial service providers as well as international partners on missions to the Moon in a joint statement signed at the 70th annual International Astronautical Congress last week.
The statement supports the ‘Lunar Pathfinder’ mission, ESA’s first Moon partnership with European industry, addressing communication and navigation needs for future lunar exploration.
WASHINGTON (ESA PR) — ESA Director of Human and Robotic Exploration, David Parker, and Associate Administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen, signed a Statement of Intent to coordinate joint science research about the Moon and identify opportunities for lunar mission cooperation.
Signed during the National Academies’ Space Science Week in Washington DC, the statement highlights a common interest in accessing the Moon, driven by scientific discovery and support for private-sector capabilities, and mission services on the lunar surface and in the vicinity of the Moon.
PARIS, 21 November 2015 (ESA PR) — At an extraordinary meeting of the ESA Council held in Paris in restricted session on 21 November 2015, Council approved the Director General’s proposal for the future senior management team of ESA set out below. It is planned that the new senior management team will take up duty in early 2016.
as Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications (D/TIA), Ms Magali Vaissiere
as Director of Galileo Programme and Navigation-Related Activities (D/NAV), Mr Paul Verhoef
Science and Exploration
as Director of Science (D/SCI), Mr Alvaro Giménez Cañete
as Director of Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration Programmes (D/HRE), Mr David Parker
Space Technology and Operations
– as Director of Technical and Quality Management (D/TEC), Mr Franco Ongaro
– as Director of Operations (D/OPS), Mr Rolf Densing
as Director of Internal Services: Human Resources, Facility Management, Finance and Controlling, Information Technology (D/HIF), Mr Jean Max Puech
as Director of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services (D/IPL), Mr Eric Morel de Westgaver