After hearing the different candidates, the current Director of ESA Earth Observation Programs, Austrian Josef Schebacher, will be the best manager of the agency.
At least 220 candidates have applied for the presidency of the European Space Agency (THAT). Among these, many just want to introduce themselves – the youngest candidates will have less 10 years but at ESA we do not laugh with forms and any saved file is an application However, from “serious candidates”, former ministers or leaders of the space sector, one of the candidates will now wear the rope: Austrian Joseph Ashbacher, current Director of Earth Observation Programs at the European Space Agency to replace current German Director Jan Wörner next summer
This candidate for the House of Representatives will receive the votes of the majority of the space delegations of 22 Last ranked agency member to compete with Spain’s Pedro Duque, former astronaut and minister of science, and with the head of the Norwegian Space Agency Italy, third largest financial contributor to the European Space Agency after France and Germany, in the hope of taking the reins of power after the tenure of German Jan Warner (6 years), who succeeded Frenchman Jean-Jacques Dordin However, it is controversial that its official candidate did not take the ramp, while the current head of CNES, Jean-Yves Le Gal, would have been banned from the road by Germany (including the space representative, Thomas Jarzumbeek, angry at the additional costs and delays of the Ariane program 6. )
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