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Offline AndyMc

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ESA asks for cash to fund preparatory study
« on: 09/28/2005 08:41 AM »
From the BBC,

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4286086.stm

Quote: 'Esa will ask its member states to fund a 30-40m-euro (20-27m) preparatory study at its next ministerial meeting.'

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RE: ESA asks for cash to fund preparatory study
« Reply #1 on: 09/28/2005 03:27 PM »
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AndyMc - 28/9/2005  4:41 AM

Quote: 'Esa will ask its member states to fund a 30-40m-euro (20-27m) preparatory study at its next ministerial meeting.'



Great, some more competition... its time for a race... seems like the only way there is real movement in Manned space flight, based on its history

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RE: ESA asks for cash to fund preparatory study
« Reply #2 on: 10/03/2005 04:43 AM »
What do we (UK) get out of it? We never seem to hear anything about ESA and yet tens of millions go to them from us. Seems a bit 'complusary'. Couldn't we spend it on something more interesting and more British?
Let's go and explore space.

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RE: ESA asks for cash to fund preparatory study
« Reply #3 on: 10/03/2005 06:11 PM »
I agree, but what are the alternatives?
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RE: ESA asks for cash to fund preparatory study
« Reply #4 on: 10/03/2005 08:19 PM »
Hi,

Britian doesn't contribute any money to ESA's manned spaceflight program or the ISS. See here for some figures: http://www.guardian.co.uk/spacedocumentary/story/0,2763,1118881,00.html

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RE: ESA asks for cash to fund preparatory study
« Reply #5 on: 10/03/2005 10:04 PM »
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AndyMc - 3/10/2005  3:19 PM

Hi,

Britian doesn't contribute any money to ESA's manned spaceflight program or the ISS. See here for some figures: http://www.guardian.co.uk/spacedocumentary/story/0,2763,1118881,00.html

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This is likely to change if Europe is serious about Aurora
http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Aurora/SEMF8OMKPZD_0.html
Call to academia for innovative concepts and technologies for lunar exploration
http://www.esa.int/esaHS/SEMCW28X9DE_index_0.html

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