This 100th episode of Space Café WebTalk will feature Dr. Josef Aschbacher, Director General at the European Space Agency (ESA), in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global.
Ambitions for the future of Europe in Space – Agenda 2025
Josef Aschbacher studied at the University of Innsbruck, graduating with a Master’s degree and a PhD in natural sciences. He has had an accomplished international career in space, combining more than 35 years’ work experience at ESA, the European Commission, the Austrian Space Agency, the Asian Institute of Technology and the University of Innsbruck.
As Director General of ESA, Dr Aschbacher is responsible for the definition, implementation and development of Europe’s space infrastructure and activities, which include launchers, satellites performing Earth observation, navigation, telecommunication and space science, together with robotic exploration and ESA astronauts working on the International Space Station. He is responsible for an annual budget of €7 billion and a workforce of 5500 distributed across several establishments, principally in Europe. When taking up office as ESA Director General, Dr Aschbacher published a new strategy for space in Europe, called ‘Agenda 2025’, aimed at accelerating significantly the use of space in Europe through major new initiatives and programmes.
In this Space Café, we will explore the state of the European space sector, taking into consideration the goals of the Agenda 2025.
The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions in dialogue with Dr. Josef Aschbacher.
SpaceWatch.Global is a Europe-based digital magazine and portal for those interested in space and the far-reaching impact of the space sector.
This Space Café WebTalk will be conducted in English on 22 March 2022 at 4 pm CET.
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