ESA braces for difficult negotiations with members, partners as budget talks loom
The most daunting challenges the European Space Agency will face in 2012 could come from the organization's closest partners, and even from within its own ranks. In November, ministers from ESA's 19 member nations will meet to set priorities for the agency's next multi-year spending plan, tackling tough decisions on major programs that hinge on support from NASA and the European Union while debating projects of special interest to individual ESA member states, many of which are ...
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