Russian invasion of Ukraine: How it’s affecting Europe’s space plans

The European Space Agency (ESA) Council will meet on Wednesday and Thursday (March 16 and March 17) in Paris for its 306th session. On the agenda: “Implications of the current geopolitical situation on ESA’s activities.”

That situation is the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, which could end up having a significant impact on spaceflight and exploration, given Russia’s prominence and partnerships in those fields.