The decision was reached by ESA during the Council meeting held in Paris on 16 and 17 March

17 March 2022

The decision was reached by ESA during the Council meeting held in Paris on 16 and 17 March, in which the impacts of the war in Ukraine on the Agency's programs were assessed.

In summary, the measures taken:

- Suspension of the ExoMars  rover mission, which was scheduled to launch in the autumn of 2022;

- Put on hold of all missions scheduled for launch by Soyuz from the European spaceport of Korou;

- Continuation of the International Space Station Programme.

Specific proposals will be submitted for the approval of the Member States to an extraordinary ESA Council which will be convened in the coming weeks.

The link to the text of the ESA press release

The link to the ESA press conference to be held at 16:00

‣ News

THURSDAY 28 JULY 2022

Send in your Hypergravity Experiment Ideas & Discuss it with ESA/OOSA ‣

Conduct your experiment at the Large Diameter Centrifuge Facility at ESTEC through the Access to Space for All-HyperGES  MORE...

FRIDAY 15 JULY 2022

IAC 2024: THE SIGNING IN MILAN KICK-STARTS THE ORGANIZATION OF THE EVENT ‣

Italy at the centre of the international debate on the use of Space to support sustainability: the agreement and contract to host the 75th edition of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in 2024 in the Lombard capital

MORE...

WEDNESDAY 15 JUNE 2022

NASA, Partner Agency Leaders to Talk to Space Station Astronauts ‣

On June 17 at  1:40 p.m NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy, Italian Space Agency (ASI) President Giorgio Saccoccia, and U.S. embassy leadership will speak with astronauts aboard the ISS MORE...

THURSDAY 28 APRIL 2022

Samantha Cristoforetti has arrived on the Space Station ‣

The hatch is opened: the Minerva mission kicks off. During her mission, the ESA astronaut will conduct several scientific experiments for the ASI

MORE...