ESA - Exploration of the Moon
22 May 2019The resources of space offer a means to enable sustainable exploration of the Moon and Solar System beyond in support of the advancement of ESA's space exploration strategy. This document presents a strategic approach to future activities in the area of space resources, covering the period up to 2030.
22 May 2019A new era of space exploration is beginning, with multiple international and private sector actors engaged and with the Moon as its cornerstone. This document describes a proposed strategy for science at the Moon to be performed in the period 2020 to 2030.
Joint Request for Information from the Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA)
29 November 2018ESA's Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration (ESA-HRE) and the CNSA's Lunar Exploration and Space Engineering Center (CNSA-LESEC) are jointly requesting information relating to scientific collaborations for future lunar exploration between China and Europe. Responses to this RFI should be received by 24:00 CET, 20 December 2018.
9 November 2018ESA is releasing this Request For Information to gather information on European payloads that could be contributed to a possible lunar mission campaign implemented within the framework of the European Space Exploration Envelope Programme (E3P). Responses to this RFI should be received by 24:00 CET, 15 December 2018.
9 May 2018ESA wants a return to the Moon based on partnerships that involve international space agencies and businesses. Joining forces makes lunar exploration viable, competitive and sustainable. If you are ready to take on the challenge, we want to hear from you.
29 March 2018ESA is hosting a workshop on the utilisation of lunar resources for supporting humanity's adventure to the Moon, Mars and onwards into the Solar System. The workshop is held at the European Space Research Technology Centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands, on 3 to 5 July 2018.
30 November 2017In August 2017 ESA opened a Call for Ideas inviting members of the science community in Europe to propose research ideas that could be performed on the Deep Space Gateway (DSG), a crewed spaceship in lunar vicinity. This document contains the ideas received in response to that call and accepted following review by a Science Advisory Team.
8 August 2017The European Space Agency (ESA) invites members of the broad science and research community in Europe to propose ideas for research that could be performed on the Deep Space Gateway, a crewed spaceship in lunar vicinity. The deadline for receipt of submissions has been extended to 6 October. The ideas will be presented and...