ESA Agenda 2025

ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher has worked with our Member States to define new priorities and goals for ESA for the coming years.

ESA Agenda 2025 outlines the challenges ahead – in the first instance for the next four years – but also for the longer term in maintaining and growing Europe’s role in the space economy. This means working with the European Union and with companies of all sizes involved in the space industry, as well as inspiring and encouraging educators, entrepreneurs and the next generation of space scientists and engineers, and all the professions needed to make great space missions. It also means developing the kind of programmes and missions that ESA Member States can be proud of – new flagship missions in cooperation with European Union member states, and ESA-led missions to expand our knowledge as well as protecting Earth and its orbit.

Being ambitious is the keyword in this Agenda. It aims to position a transformed ESA in an ever more world-wide competitive arena, with the slogan “make space for Europe”. For ESA to undertake space exploration for Europe and to deliver the benefits from space exploration to European citizens, ambitious goals have been elaborated. Goals, capable of providing Europe in the 2030s the required breadth of advanced capabilities and programme magnitude to play a key role on the global space exploration scene.

Read and download the full Agenda 2025 document or view the Executive Summary, outlining five immediate priorities for ESA and a vision for the next four years. The full document and interactive Executive Summary are also available in French, German, Italian and Spanish