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ESA’s Director General is Spacenews’ Government Leader of the Year (Civil)

on 22 December 2019

The Spacenews Awards for Excellence & Innovation 2019 offered the distinction of Government Leader of the Year (Civil) to the Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA), Mr. Jan Woerner.

The award comes as a recognition for Woerner’s efforts in securing a budget of 12.45 billion euros for ESA for the next three years. That two-day ministerial meeting in Seville, Spain, called Space 19+, marked the end of a two-year effort by Woerner to secure the agency’s future. Every major programme that ESA proposed was funded, including some that received even more money than the agency asked for from its Member States.

Images: The visit of the ESA delegation led by Jan Woerner in Romania, 2018 (left). Jan Woerner (right). Images credit: Spacenews, ROSA, ESA.