• ISECG Science White Paper  

    January 25, 2018

    The International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) has published the full Science White Paper “Scientific Opportunities Enabled by Human Exploration Beyond Low-Earth-Orbit”.The Science White Paper focuses on the science enabled by near-term mission concepts for human exploration: a gateway in the lunar vicinity, the lunar surface, and asteroids.... Read more

  • ESSC mourns the loss of its member Professor Pierre Binétruy 

    April 05, 2017

    The European Space Sciences Committee members and secretariat are deeply saddened by the untimely death of one of its most active members, Pierre Binétruy. Pierre was a unanimously appreciated and respected colleague. His immense contribution to the themes of cosmology, gravitation, physics and astrophysics of high energy, and finally gravitational waves,... Read more

  • ESSC welcomes outcomes from ESA Ministerial Council meeting 

    January 16, 2017

    ESSC has welcomed outcomes from the recent ESA Ministerial Council meeting that took place in Lucern, Switzerland on 1-2 December 2016.  During the Ministerial Council, an overall budget of €10.3 billion was agreed by Member States of the European Space Agency for ESA programmes from 2017-2021.In its statement, the ESSC expresses strong appreciation for the... Read more

  • ESSC Contribution to the Public consultation on a Space Strategy for Europe 

    June 23, 2016

    Last April, the European Commission has open a Public consultation on a Space Strategy for Europe. The objective of this public consultation is to obtain stakeholder views on the policy priorities, challenges and opportunities that could shape a future Space Strategy for Europe.The European Space Sciences Committee has prepared an integrated contribution... Read more

  • ESSC Recommendations on the Horizon 2020 SPACE Work programme for 2018-2020 

    June 21, 2016

    The mission of the ESSC is to facilitate and foster space sciences at the European level by providing unbiased, expert advice on European space research and policy via recommendations or reports. Furthermore, ESSC provides a unique focal point to assist European national councils and agencies to achieve optimal science return and harmonise strategic... Read more