The mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) is to shape the development of Europe’s space capabilities and make sure that investments in the space field continue to benefit people in general, in Europe and beyond.
ESA implements a number of optional programmes. Luxembourg contributes to:
- ARTES – Advanced Research on Telecommunication Satellite Systems
- Some Earth Observation programmes
- GalileoSat, which focuses on the development of the satellite navigation system Galileo
- GSTP – General Support to Technology Programme
- SSA – Space Situational Awareness