60th Plenary Meeting


The European Space Science Committee (ESSC) virtually met for their 60th plenary meeting on the 26-27th of November. 

The meeting was attended by 42 participants including the ESSC members, the ESSC Secretariat, and the representatives from European and International institutions, such as the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Commission (EC), the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), the Space Studies Board and Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (SSB) and the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA)

During this meeting, Athena Coustenis finished her mandate as a Chair and Chris Rapley took officially the role of ESSC Chair. 

Agenda (pdf)



  • Maurice Borgeaud, Head of ESA Earth Observation Department ‘Science, Applications and Climate’, European Space Agency
  • Rémy Denos, Policy Officer in Energy Technologies, European Commission
  • Colleen Hartman, SSB/ASEB Board Director, Space Studies Board (USA), ex-officio member
  • Günther Hasinger, Director of Science Programmes, European Space Agency
  • Mathias Link, Director International Affairs & Space Resources, Luxembourg Space Agency, Director ESRIC
  • Mats Ljungqvist, Senior Programme Manager, European Commission
  • David Parker, Director Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency
  • Nicolas Walter, ESF Chief Executive Officer, ex-officio member
  • Jean-Claude Worms, Executive Director, COSPAR, ex-officio member