ESA to receive 16.9b euros from members, says director general

The European Space Agency (ESA) will receive 16.9 billion euros ($17.56 billion) from its 22 member-nations, ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher told reporters on Wednesday.

"Almost 17 billion euro will go to the European Space Agency today, and of that 17 billion, France will contribute 3.2 billion," French minister Bruno Le Maire added.

(Cover: A logo of the European Space Agency is seen at its headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany, September 30, 2016. /Reuters)

Source(s): Reuters

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