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Europeans discuss space exploration plans for the next five-year period

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Today in Spanish Seville begins a two-day conference of ESA (European Space Agency). Member countries must adopt the final program for the next five years. The total budget for this time is 14 billion euros, of which France will make the largest contribution - about 2,5 billion euros. And this is by 400 million euros more than Paris laid "on space" initially.

What projects are Europeans going to implement in terms of space exploration before the 2024 year?

According to recent data, the largest amounts of funding in the next "five-year period" are planned to be directed to maintaining and developing the European satellite constellation. It is reported that this will allow "to develop competition in the industrial sphere and television and radio communications." About 8 billion euros will be allocated for these purposes.

Directly connected with this is the implementation of the Earth observation program from space. This program is called "Copernicus." The program itself started a few years ago, including using Sentinel satellites, which allow you to get a detailed image of the surface of our planet. Additional ESA satellite program - ARTES. It is associated with the implementation of new satellite communications technologies.

At the conference, it is planned to discuss interaction with other space agencies, as well as the implementation of the project to put payloads into orbit with the help of the Ariane-5 heavy launch vehicle.

The day before, such a rocket launched TIBA-1 and Inmarsat-GX5 satellites into target orbits. The launch took place from the Kourou Cosmodrome in French Guiana.

TIBA-1 is a satellite with a launch mass of 5600 kg, which is owned by the Egyptian government and is planned to be used for broadband communications. Service life - 15 years. Inmarsat-GX5 - 4007 kg - is intended for communication services, including for marine vessels in the European and Middle Eastern regions. Service life over 16 years.

The plans to discuss the "distant" space missions have not yet been reported.
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European Space Agency
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  1. Honest Citizen
    Honest Citizen 27 November 2019 10: 53
    -1
    Why did France so fork out?
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother 27 November 2019 10: 58
      +4
      Quote: Honest Citizen
      Why did France so fork out?

      And they are the most advanced there, they have a space program and technology, the rest are passengers.
      1. maxim947
        maxim947 27 November 2019 11: 13
        0
        Europeans are also people)) they are now fantasizing and fantasizing at the checkout counter in advance ... by the way, they also did not close a single project on time. And nothing...)
    2. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 27 November 2019 10: 58
      +1
      It seems that she needs more than anyone. wink
    3. donavi49
      donavi49 27 November 2019 12: 03
      +4
      ArianSpace is a French company. She will bend without money. For Arian-5 is not market. It is necessary to sit until Arian-6 which they try to shove into the market price.

      Watermelon - in-line builds satellites in Toulouse.


      Astrium are also French.

      Thales-Aleña, mostly French.



      Well, and a bunch more. That is, France in fact supports its manufacturers. In second place there, Italy will probably already be with Leonardo. In the third Britain - they are seriously involved in satellites in cooperation.
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 27 November 2019 10: 54
    +2
    The plans to discuss the "distant" space missions have not yet been reported.

    It is quite a "down to earth" program.
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 27 November 2019 11: 26
      +1
      All right. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. 14 billion for space money is small, so why swipe for more.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 27 November 2019 11: 30
        +1
        WE NEED! Since we have already let cranes fly ...
        1. cniza
          cniza 27 November 2019 11: 46
          +1
          That's for sure, but some of us have long since moved into space. lol
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 27 November 2019 13: 14
            +1
            Quote: cniza
            That's for sure, but some of us have long since moved into space. lol

            It also happens. It's not enough for them to hover under the clouds, let's go for a "promotion"!
            1. cniza
              cniza 27 November 2019 13: 15
              +2
              Yeah, but there is no limit ...
  3. bessmertniy
    bessmertniy 27 November 2019 10: 55
    -3
    Something the Europeans modestly do not swing at the exploration of the moon and Mars! what But they may be at a trough. request
  4. Narak-zempo
    Narak-zempo 27 November 2019 10: 57
    -9
    Plans to discuss "distant" space missions have not yet been reported

    Well, at least these will not be confused under our feet on the moon. And with the Chinese, we will somehow share in fairness.
    1. Potato
      Potato 27 November 2019 11: 01
      -4
      We will soon begin to share Siberia with the Chinese in fairness ...
      1. Narak-zempo
        Narak-zempo 27 November 2019 11: 13
        +1
        Let, for starters, Manchuria be returned to us. It should be recalled that Port Arthur and Dalniy are Russian cities.
        1. Kamchatsky
          Kamchatsky 27 November 2019 11: 33
          -2
          And let Europe clean all its debris in Earth orbit. And we'll see. soldier
        2. Potato
          Potato 27 November 2019 12: 11
          +1
          The Chinese are like locusts - they will devour you with your requirements, and run on))
      2. Thrifty
        Thrifty 27 November 2019 11: 29
        -1
        Potato - you personally, one tuber, or the whole potato field ??? Look, do not miss. ...
  5. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 27 November 2019 11: 10
    +2
    Arian 5 flies securely. Starting is expensive, but for heavy satellites - fine.
  6. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 27 November 2019 11: 16
    -1
    How dare they plan something? Planning is a vile trait of vile totalitarian regimes!
    1. L-39NG
      L-39NG 27 November 2019 18: 03
      0
      There is nothing to squirm, but you need to sort it out. The end of the "Great Depression" was made by Mr. Roosevelt, who had read a lot of anti-liberals like JOHN M. KEYNES (I can't find him in Russian) and made The New DEEL - the state took the reins of the economy into its own hands, but the liberal Friedrich Hayek, with his free free market hand-swept
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 27 November 2019 11: 22
    +1
    Potato
    We will soon begin to share Siberia with the Chinese in fairness ...
    An article about the plans of Europeans for space exploration for 5 years, and you are doing a provocative stuffing. "Potato" turns out to be rotten, and you can't cook this, only to waste.
  8. DAC scratch
    DAC scratch 27 November 2019 11: 25
    0
    In general, nothing revolutionary, NASA has everything much more interesting, there is the first unearthly helicopter, James Webb, and kilopower, as well as "their" boron 4
    1. Terentich
      Terentich 27 November 2019 11: 33
      0
      Quote: crap scratch
      , NASA is much more interesting

      Rather, it is more interesting for American privateers and not for NASA.
      NASA is the same lazy bureaucracy as ESA or Roscosmos, money is swelling everywhere and the exhaust is always minimal .. With such corporations, you won’t cook porridge in space. hi
      1. DAC scratch
        DAC scratch 27 November 2019 11: 36
        -1
        I agree, even NASA often runs out of money, but it was NASA that raised the private space program in the United States, to recall at least space x, and which of the above examples did you like most?
        1. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona 27 November 2019 11: 47
          -1
          NASA came to SpaceX after SpaceX successfully launched Falcon-1 into orbit
          1. Narak-zempo
            Narak-zempo 27 November 2019 14: 29
            -2
            On engines created for the Apollo program
            1. Blackmokona
              Blackmokona 27 November 2019 16: 31
              -1
              On the SpaceX-developed engine, Marilyn is in the first stage, and Kestrel (Same as SpaceX's development) in the second stage.
  9. Thrifty
    Thrifty 27 November 2019 11: 27
    -1
    It is a pity that there is no information whether they will fly to the Moon, or to Mars, whether they will build their own orbital station in the future - there are many unanswered questions! !!
    1. Tsoy
      Tsoy 27 November 2019 11: 56
      0
      Quote: Thrifty
      It is a pity that there is no information whether they will fly to the Moon, or to Mars, whether they will build their own orbital station in the future - there are many unanswered questions! !!


      They will fly to the moon as part of NASA’s Artemis mission. But this is not in the next 5 years. Plus joint missions by robots to Mars, Europe and the Moon.
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 27 November 2019 12: 17
      +2
      Well, they won’t fly to the moon. It is strange why the ExoMars2020 was not entered here. Perhaps the money has all been allocated. Therefore. They are in the final stages of mining. There you need to squeeze someone to make it faster. Something to finish (then again there are problems with landing problems, as if SHMYAKOBMARS 2.0 did not work out).

      In general, the mission to Mars - summer 2020 start - spring 21 attempt not to crash on Mars 2.0.

      Of the large and long-range missions, only JUICE have them on balance. Again, if it is not about talking, it would be nice then, but about a specific program in active development and with funding. ~ 8 years of life of the AMC, of ​​which 3,5 will be a scientific program. Flight to Jupiter. The main goals are Ganymede, Callisto and Europe. But at the start, everything is very uncertain.


      Two small missions soon - it’s also clear that all the money has already gone, it makes no sense to mention. The fastest Cheops. A month later, the Union from Guiana will fly. Will search for exoplanets.


      After 3 months, the continuation of the international program for the study of the Sun (Parker's most famous probe) - Solar Orbiter flies in the American Atlas.

      1. slipped
        slipped 27 November 2019 22: 44
        +1
        Quote: donavi49
        In general, the mission to Mars - summer 2020 start - spring 21 attempt not to crash on Mars 2.0.


        Already even 3.0. laughing So before that, the European lander "Beagle-2", the Mars-Express station, simply hit the surface of Mars, damaging its mechanical systems, after which it could no longer turn on. And after that, "Schiaparelli", under-tested in Romania (!), Made a mistake with the height of TDU switching on.

        For what reason the parachute system of the Russian landing module "Kazachok" became a contribution of the European Space Agency to the project, I do not know, perhaps the Europeans were afraid to put all their eggs (that is, their ability to plant spacecraft on Mars) in one basket - the Russian one. laughing For me, the Tekhnodinamika Concern and the Parachute Engineering Research Institute have sufficient qualifications to create such a system. But the fact is the fact - Europe failed and now tearfully asks for help from the Americans.

        Quote: donavi49
        After 3 months, the continuation of the international program for the study of the Sun (Parker's most famous probe) - Solar Orbiter flies in the American Atlas.


        But the Falcon Eye 2 reconnaissance satellite for the UAE flies in the first half of next year from Kuru not on the European Vega, which tarnished its reputation with the recent accident, but on our Soyuz-2. laughing
    3. L-39NG
      L-39NG 27 November 2019 18: 31
      0
      Sorry, but there is a lot of information, it is enough to read scientific journals. The question is: We can fly to the moon now, but is it expedient, Why, how much money it will bring. I understand that not everything is for money, but "start", preparation - will be for money. This is not a film strip "In 2017".
  10. Mouse
    Mouse 27 November 2019 11: 44
    +1
    launch a satellite is it already called space exploration? Well let them fly ....
  11. slipped
    slipped 27 November 2019 11: 51
    +3
    And on December 17, the "combat" crew of Roskosmos will send a whole series of spacecraft to the Soyuz-2STB launch vehicle with the Fregat-MT upper stage from the Guiana Space Center:

    1. "Cheops" (CHEOPS) - a space telescope of the European Space Agency, designed to search and study exoplanets by the transit method. The main targets of "Cheops" will be planets with masses from the mass of Venus to the mass of Neptune in the neighboring stars of the solar system. The task of the mission will not be so much the search for new planets as a detailed study of the ones already found.



    2. COSMO-SkyMed No. 2 - Italian radar satellite for remote sensing of the Earth.



    3. Three small spacecraft, in particular, the French small scientific satellite EyeSat.

    This will be the 23rd launch of our carrier from the MCC.
  12. Archivist Vasya
    Archivist Vasya 27 November 2019 13: 35
    -1
    Oh, about the most interesting just not reported ... It seems that there is nothing to report. sad