ESA (European Space Agency) awards frame contract to MOLTEK

MOLTEK has been awarded a frame contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) in their Directorate of Science to provide Engineering services for Future projects and missions. These future missions are within the current science programmes as well as studies of new missions within the Cosmic Visions embryonic missions programme for 2015-2025.

The work includes both mission profile studies as well as payload and spacecraft design activities.

The European Space Agency is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe.

ESA has 17 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.

ESA’s job is to draw up the European space programme and carry it through. The Agency’s projects are designed to find out more about the Earth, its immediate space environment, the solar system and the Universe, as well as to develop satellite-based technologies and services, and to promote European industries. ESA also works closely with space organisations outside Europe.