61st Plenary

26-28th May 2021

ESSC 61st Plenary Meeting

The European Space Science Committee (ESSC) virtually met for their 61st plenary meeting on the 26-28th of May 2021. The meeting was attended by 45 participants including the ESSC members, the ESSC Secretariat, and the representatives from European and International institutions, such as the European Space Agency (ESA), the EU Agency for Space Programme (EUSPA), the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), the Space Studies Board and Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (SSB), and the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS).

Invited Guests

Maurice Borgeaud

Head of Earth Observation Department (EO), Science, Applications and Climate, European Space Agency

Fiametta Diani

Head of Market Development, EUSPA

Colleen Hartman

SSB/ASEB Board Director, Space Studies Board (USA), ex-officio member

Günther Hasinger

Director of Science Programmes (SCI), European Space Agency

Andreas Schoen

Head of Research and Utilisation, Human and Robotic Exploration (HRE), European Space Agency

Nicolas Walter

ESF Chief Executive Officer, ex-officio member

Chi Wang

General Director of NSCC, CAS, China

Jean-Claude Worms

Executive Director, COSPAR, ex-officio member


  • COSPAR presentation, Jean-Claude Worms
  • NAS Space Science Board presentation, Colleen Hartman
  • ESA / SCI presentation, Günther Hasinger
  • ESA / HRE presentation, Andreas Schoen
  • ESA / EO presentation, Maurice Borgeaud

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