Technology applications take place in astrophysics planetary exploration, Earth observation, weightlessness research, manned spaceflight and on the International Space Station.
ESA also supports the satellite navigation programme GNSS as well as commercial developments for TeleCom and SatCom. Every member state (17 European states and
Participating countries are granted industrial work in direct proportion to their financial contribution. The quantitative contribution of the
For every programme, ESA has a Programm Board where participating countries are represented. The NSO represents the
Also essential to the collaboration between the NSO and ESA is gathering information as a foundation for advising parties within the space field about strategic direction and level of participation. Carefully coordinating the multi-faceted programme participation with each other ensures added value for Dutch contributions. Organizing and creating networks builds a foundation for collaboration and cooperation between space parties with varying priorities both within and external to the
Calendar of ESA meetings