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Manned spaceflight: Europe set to change everything

2023-03-23T18:58:52.478Z


DECRYPTION - A report urges the European Space Agency to invest more and reform. There is urgency: Europe is the only space power without autonomous capacity in manned flights.


The only space power not to have an autonomous capacity in manned spaceflight, Europe must react, within the framework of an aggressive timetable.

Objective:

“to be able, within ten years, to go and settle on the Moon in a permanent and autonomous way.

And ensure a presence in low Earth orbit.

For this, Europe must develop its own space station and its own manned vessel.

This is the main conclusion of the independent report submitted to the European Space Agency (ESA) by the High Level Group (HLAG), set up at the request of Emmanuel Macron, in the wake of the Toulouse space summit in February 2022. Titled “The Space Revolution: Europe's Mission in Space Exploration”, the report was made public on Thursday.

It was eagerly awaited after the absence of the launch of a manned capsule program at the ESA ministerial meeting last November.

A complex project

The work carried out by the HLAG has all the more impact since, apart from the President…

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Source: lefigaro

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