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ESA's plans for future exploration

To the Moon, Mars and beyond - ESAs plans for the future and how Norwegian industry and institutes can play a role. Industry session.


Norsk Romsenter
23. Januar 2019
09:45 - 14:00
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The European Space Agency (ESA) has big plans for the robotic and human exploration of the Moon and Mars in the next decade. ESAs director of Human and Robotic Exploration David Parker and his team are visiting Norway to tell us about ESA's activities. They will also talk about how Norwegian industry and institues can take part and win contracts through ESA, in this big international cooperation that will bring humans to the Moon and Mars. ESA will present their exploration programme E3P, which includes

  • rocket technology ​​​​
  • sensors
  • mechanisms
  • AI
  • AR/VR
  • power generation
  • communication
  • autonomy
  • robotics
  • operations
  • astronaut activities 
  • and much more. 

They will also explain how Norwegian activities and competencies fit into the bigger picture. So far, Norway has been participating at a rather low level in this programme.

The Norwegian Space Centre is proposing that Norway increase our participation in robotic and human exploration from 2020. In this meeting ESA and participants from Norwegian industry and institutes will have the chance to get to know each other and spar about opportunities, plans and spin-in/off potential with other fields and thus lay the basis for an increase of exploration-related activities in this field in Norway.

Preliminary Programme: 0945-1015:         


1015-1415: ESA presentation of E3P Programme

FFI presents their RIMFAX instrument, a fully Norwegian developed experiment for the NASA Mars2020 mission.

CIRIS presents their exciting research and industrial activities related to human exploration.

Presentation from Norwegian Space Centre about the Norwegian vision.

We invite you - the Norwegian industry and institutes - to come and join us on this occasion and learn more about your possibilities in ESA.

Sign up by email within january 15th to: spacecentre@spacecentre.no

Important: Tag your email with "E3P Industry".

When: January 23rd 0945-1400

Where: Norwegian Space Centre, Drammensveien 165, Oslo


For questions, contact:

Marianne Vinje Tantillo

Head, Space Station and Exploration

Norwegian Space Centre

tel: +47 22511829

mob: +47 98882638

email: marianne@spacecentre.no