ESA and Canada renew partnership in space science and technologyDecember 16, 2010 at 11:16 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
[Full Release: ESA PR 29-2010]
Today, Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of ESA, and Steve MacLean, President of the Canadian Space Agency, signed a new Cooperation Agreement between ESA and Canada that will extend their partnership for a further 10 years, until 2020.
ESA and Canada have enjoyed a 30-year partnership that has led to many successful space projects. They will now continue to build on their shared interests. Their focus will continue to be on space applications.
This is the fifth consecutive Agreement between ESA and Canada. “With this signature today, we are opening a new chapter that will offer opportunities for Canadian contributions to ESA’s programmes and ESA contributions to Canadian programmes,” stated Jean-Jacques Dordain.
“Through this new 10-year Cooperation Agreement with ESA, Canada will continue to leverage its scientific and technological knowledge to further advance space-based expertise and strengthen our relations in support of the mutual interests and priorities of our space programmes,” said Steve MacLean, President of the Canadian Space Agency.