The latest Annual Report provides an overview of ESA´s activities and achievements in 2007.
“2007 has been a year of symbols and anniversaries. We celebrated 50 years of space, because in October 1957 the first satellite was launched. We also celebrated 50 years of Europe, because in 1957 the Treaty of Rome was creating the European Community. ESA is at the crossroads of space and Europe, and now has a place that is valued by all space powers in the world,” said Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General.