European Space Agency

European Space Agency

Multinational

Johann-Dietrich Wörner

Successful Launches 0

Failed Launches 0

Pending Launches 0

Agency Description

The European Space Agency is an intergovernmental organisation of 22 member states. Established in 1975 and headquartered in Paris, France, ESA has a worldwide staff of about 2,000 employees. ESA's space flight programme includes human spaceflight (mainly through participation in the International Space Station program); the launch and operation of unmanned exploration missions to other planets and the Moon; Earth observation, science and telecommunication; designing launch vehicles; and maintaining a major spaceport, the Guiana Space Centre at Kourou, French Guiana.

Rocket Configs

Europa II


Height 31.70 Meters

Max Stages 4

Mass To GTO 360 kg

Liftoff Thrust 1512 kN

Diameter 3.05 Meters

Mass To LEO 1160 kg

Liftoff Mass 111 Tonnes


Launch Success 0

Consecutive Success 0

Maiden Flight 1971-11-05

Launch Failures 0


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Europa I


Height 33.00 Meters

Max Stages 3

Mass To GTO 200 kg

Liftoff Thrust 1500 kN

Diameter 3.05 Meters

Mass To LEO 200 kg

Liftoff Mass 104 Tonnes


Launch Success 0

Consecutive Success 0

Maiden Flight 1968-11-29

Launch Failures 0


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