Presentation on theme: "ESA UNCLASSIFIED – For Official Use POLAND AND THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY Dr. Christina Giannopapa Coordination with Member States Office, Director General’s."— Presentation transcript:
ESA UNCLASSIFIED – For Official Use POLAND AND THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY Dr. Christina Giannopapa Coordination with Member States Office, Director General’s Cabinet Rzeszow, 19 June 2015
C. Giannopapa, DG-DM ESA UNCLASSIFIED – For Official Use “To provide for and promote, for exclusively peaceful purposes, cooperation among European states in space research and technology and their space applications.” Article 2 of ESA Convention PURPOSE OF ESA
C. Giannopapa, DG-DM ESA UNCLASSIFIED – For Official Use Over 50 years of experience 22 Member States (Poland full member since 2012) Eight sites/facilities in Europe, about 2200 staff 4.4 billion Euro budget (2015) Over 80 satellites designed, tested and operated in flight Over 20 scientific satellites in operation Six types of launcher developed 200th launch of Ariane celebrated in February 2011 ESA FACTS AND FIGURES
C. Giannopapa, DG-DM ESA UNCLASSIFIED – For Official Use ESA MEMBER STATES Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark Estonia France Germany Greece Finland France Hungary Ireland Italy Luxemburg The Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Sweden UK Bulgaria Cyprus Latvia Lithuania Malta Slovak Republic Slovenia Croatia Norway SwitzerlandCanada ESA Cooperating States EU Member States ESA Member States
C. Giannopapa, DG-DM ESA UNCLASSIFIED – For Official Use Space science Human spaceflight Exploration Earth observation Launchers Navigation Telecommunications Technology Operations ESA is one of the few space agencies in the world to combine responsibility in nearly all areas of space activity. * Space science is a Mandatory programme, all Member States contribute to it according to GNP. All other programmes are Optional, funded ‘a la carte’ by Participating States. ACTIVITIES
C. Giannopapa, DG-DM ESA UNCLASSIFIED – For Official Use ESA’s industrial policy: 1.ensures that Member States get a fair return on their investment; 2.improves competitiveness of European industry; 3.maintains and develops space technology; 4.exploits the advantages of free competitive bidding, except where incompatible with objectives of the industrial policy. About 85% of ESA’s budget is spent on contracts with European industry. ESA’S INDUSTRIAL POLICY
C. Giannopapa, DG-DM ESA UNCLASSIFIED – For Official Use POLAND AND ESA - HISTORY 1994-2008 Poland signed a framework cooperation Agreement with ESA in 1994 allowing for its participation in science missions by providing science instruments. Participation in six missions: Cassini Huygens, Integral, Mars Express, Rosetta, Venus Express and Herschel 2008 –2012 Poland was ESA Cooperating State Poland participated between 2008-2012 in 45 projects with a total value of 11.5 Meuro November 2012 Poland became a ESA MS Since the entry into force of the Polish Accession Agreement, a transition incentive scheme has been put in place within ESA, for direct support to the Polish industry over a period of 5 years until 2017. This represents 45% of Poland’s contribution to the mandatory programs. It is managed by a joint ESA/Poland Task Force, which meets twice a year 2014 First contracts were won by Polish industry in open competition, to provide flight satellite equipment as part of the European space supply chain and not related to science instruments Today Overall, Poland has successfully contributed to Proba3, Copernicus Sentinel 5, ExoMars and Rosetta.
C. Giannopapa, DG-DM ESA UNCLASSIFIED – For Official Use POLAND AND ESA ACHIEVEMENTS Poland has set up appropriate space governance with inter-ministerial cooperation and coordination. Set up the Polish Space Agency (POLSA). Poland has identified national strategic priorities, an essential element for a successful participation in ESA Increased synergies between national Polish space policy and Poland's Participation in ESA Programmes Polish involvement in ESA Programs: There are 175 different entities registered in EMITS, of which 92 have become bidders 43 polish entities have been awarded contracts within the Industrial Incentive Scheme, and 32 have been awarded for ESA projects outside the scheme.
C. Giannopapa, DG-DM ESA UNCLASSIFIED – For Official Use ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS FOR FRUITFUL COOPERATION A national Space Strategy is needed, covering also national security aspects, with measurable objectives, resources and a clear medium to long-term plan for institutional expenditure in space would support this undertaking. Speed up the process leading to a full operational Polish Space Agency, being the single executive responsible for space activates in Poland and providing efficient communication and information diffusion lines to the Polish space economic operators. Enhanced cooperation between industry and academia, building on the strengths of the academic network maintaining an adequate balance between academic institutions and industry. To encourage the involvement in space activities of national firms from other sectors than space in order to consolidate the Polish industrial capacity, and to foster national and foreign investment in Polish space firms. Promote competitiveness of the Polish downstream applications sector and increase national investment in downstream activities including increased participation in related ESA programmes. Increase the awareness and interest of students to scientific and engineering disciplines related to space.