Current Earth observation technologies are not accurate enough when it comes to monitoring carbon dioxide emissions, according to delegates at the EU’s space week in Helsinki. A new system set to launch in 2025 should change all that.
The European Space Agency (ESA) will invest €14.4 billion up to 2022, in what is a record budget for space exploration, after the agency’s 22 member states came to an agreement on Thursday (28 November).
Setting-up a Joint Technology Initiative in the space sector could enhance Europe’s space ambitions. They currently lag behind those of the other space powers, writes MEP Marian-Jean Marinescu.