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Agenda 2007 - A Document by the ESA Director General

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Abstract

ESA, a research and development agency, must continuously adapt to an environment which its very successes transform: the emergence of new user communities, the introduction of new public and commercial services, the advent of new operators, citizens� dependence on services using new space systems, etc.
As a consequence, ESA has become part of a political, economic and social frame which is itself evolving, creating new needs and opportunities but giving rise also to constraints and shifting responsibilities.
ESA must therefore change if it is to adapt. Despite having to maintain momentum on a solid ongoing programme in science and having investments (such as Envisat and ISS) that are only now entering full exploitation, the Agency must be open to change, not in response to shortcomings or failures, but so as to remain an instrument optimised for an environment that increasingly needs its services, skills and know-how.

Additional information

Authors: BATTRICK B (Editor), ESA Strategy Department, Paris (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: ESA Publications Division, no BR-213, 24 pp, free of charge
Availability: ESA Publications Division ESTEC, PO Box 299, Noordwijk(NL) Tel.: +31 (0)71-565-3405 Fax: +31 (0)71-565-5433 Email (all general enquiries): esapub@esa.int URL: http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/ESA_Publications/SEMR9YZ990E_0.html
ISBN: ISBN: 92-9092-679-1
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