Space. Tight budgets squeeze European Earth observation.


On the face of it, the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Earth-observation program came out of last November’s budget-setting council meeting pretty well: With €1.9 billion over the next 5 years (20% of ESA’s total budget), it is the agency’s biggest program. But to make room in the budget for new launchers and the International Space Station, member states… (More)
DOI: 10.1126/science.339.6119.504