Technology needs to be applied for it to be considered as a success. One of the primary objectives of Directorate of Technical and Quality Management is developing ready to use technologies for a variety of space missions. The ESA Workshop on R&D: The Space Mission Enabler will highlight technologies that have been or are in the process of being developed to fulfil the needs of European Space mission for a variety of applications. This workshop will highlight a number of Space missions that have directly benefitted from R&D investments focusing specially on Earth Observation, Science and Telecommunication missions.
The workshop will also address a number of generic technological breakthroughs which are considered as key to advance mission capabilities and meet the needs of the ever increasing complex missions. The workshop aims to emphasise the crucial role that R&D has in making ground breaking space missions become a future reality.