The past year has reminded us that adaptability is an important quality when faced by unexpected and disruptive developments. Happily, the ARTES programme provides us with a very adaptable set of instruments and I am pleased to reflect on the volume, variety and quality of activities that we have been able to support over the past twelve months, with the help of our staff, our Member States and our many industrial, academic and institutional partners.
Here are some highlights from the past year:
The Christmas break will be particularly welcome, knowing as we do that 2018 will bring an ever-increasing rate of change. As always we will do our utmost to help European and Canadian space industries respond to the challenge, by using innovation to boost competitiveness. From all of us at the Telecoms and Integrated Applications Directorate, thank you for the many successes we have jointly achieved: and we wish you even greater success in 2018.
Telecommunications and Integrated Applications (TIA)
European Space Agency