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The Resource European Space Research Organisation: : [Fonds]

European Space Research Organisation: : [Fonds]

Label
European Space Research Organisation: : [Fonds], 1964-1975
Title
European Space Research Organisation:
Title remainder
[Fonds]
Inclusive dates
1964-1975
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • ger
  • swe
  • spa
  • ita
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The fonds mainly comprises minutes and correspondence originating from the various ESRO entities and departments. These documents provide a thurough understanding of the history of the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC). The richness of the legal documentation provides a high-level overview of the discussions on the various contracts and agreements. The minutes of the Council and the Scientific and Technical Committee give evidence of the decisional processes and the main political steps of ESRO
Biographical or historical data
According to the ESRO Convention the purpose of the organisation was to provide and promote collaboration among European states in space research and technology, for peaceful purposes exclusively. The member states were: Belgium, Denmark, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Austria, Norway, and later Ireland were granted observer status. Other centres were established under the ESRO umbrella: ESTEC for space and application engineering, the European Data Acquisition Centre (ESDAC) in Darmstadt, the European Space Research Institute (ESRIN) in Frascati and the European Tracking and Telemetry Network (ESTRACK), operating stations in Fairbanks, Alaska, Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands, Ny Alesund in Spitzbergen Islands and Redu in Belgium. The first four years of ESRO were devoted to an extensive sounding rocket programme and to the launching of three satellites. However, in 1968 ESRO faced a crisis due to the underestimation of the level of resources needed for launching its satellites. The group of experts chaired by J. H. Bannier (The Netherlands) drew up a proposal for revising the organisation's structure, its procedures, and working methods and various reforms were gradually introduced. The revised ESRO Convention introduced a new science programme which continued on a reduced basis. The ESRIN Space Laboratory was transformed into a documentation centre. The programmes for satellite applications (AEROSAT, METEOSAT and OTS) were introduced and adopted by the various countries.
Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
Language note
Fonds in English, French, German, Swedish, Spanish, and Italian. Inventory in English
Location of other archival material
Documentation annexed to the fonds includes: rules, regulations and agreements, survey prepared by ESRO, text of the Convention for the establishment of a European Space Research Organisation, proceedings of the Colloquium on Space Biology related to the POST-APOLLO programme (Paris 15-17 March 1971), technical memoranda, proposals for the choice of a telemetry system for the ESRO satellite, Symposium sur la radiodiffusion par satellite (Frascati, 12-14 February 1975), report on eight years of sounding rockets activity (1964-1972), reports on the 14th (1971) and 15th (1972) COSPAR meetings.
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European Space Research Organisation
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  • European Space Research and Technology Centre
  • European Space Data Acquisition Centre
  • European Space Research Institute
  • European Tracking and Telemetry Network
  • European Space Operations Centre
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  • European Space Research Organisation
  • European Space Research Organisation
  • Scientific satellites
  • Sounding rockets
  • Aeronautics
  • Meteorological satellites
  • Artificial satellites in telecommunication
  • Ariane rockets
  • MARISAT System
  • Space sciences
Label
European Space Research Organisation: : [Fonds]
Link
http://archives.eui.eu/en/fonds/139034?item=ESRO
Instantiates
Note
Descriptions are the property of the European University Institute (Historical Archives of the European Union), but can be freely used provided that reference is made to the source. Described by Gherardo Bonini
Control code
FIEb17091378
Extent
36 linear m., 9463 files.
Governing access note
Unrestricted access, except for contracts which are not open to research until 30 years after the date of stipulation
Immediate source of acquisition
The fonds has been transferred by the ESA headquarters and ESTEC to the Historical Archives of the European Union by a contract of deposit signed on the 12 May 1989.
Organization method
The "Blue papers" are filed in sequential order according to their original system of arrangement. The other files have been arranged according to the European Space Research Organisation (ESRO) activities and functions.
Ownership
The ESA Headquarters in Paris stored the files arranged by topics and according to a related filing system.
Reproduction note
Microfiches of ESRO decision making bodies are available.
System control number
  • FIEb1676318x
  • (OCoLC)881359422
Label
European Space Research Organisation: : [Fonds]
Link
http://archives.eui.eu/en/fonds/139034?item=ESRO
Note
Descriptions are the property of the European University Institute (Historical Archives of the European Union), but can be freely used provided that reference is made to the source. Described by Gherardo Bonini
Control code
FIEb17091378
Extent
36 linear m., 9463 files.
Governing access note
Unrestricted access, except for contracts which are not open to research until 30 years after the date of stipulation
Immediate source of acquisition
The fonds has been transferred by the ESA headquarters and ESTEC to the Historical Archives of the European Union by a contract of deposit signed on the 12 May 1989.
Organization method
The "Blue papers" are filed in sequential order according to their original system of arrangement. The other files have been arranged according to the European Space Research Organisation (ESRO) activities and functions.
Ownership
The ESA Headquarters in Paris stored the files arranged by topics and according to a related filing system.
Reproduction note
Microfiches of ESRO decision making bodies are available.
System control number
  • FIEb1676318x
  • (OCoLC)881359422

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