What does ESRO stand for?
What does ESRO mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: ESRO.
European Space Research Organisation
European Space Research Organization
What does ESRO mean?
- The European Space Research Organisation was an international organisation founded by 10 European nations with the intention of jointly pursuing scientific research in space. It was founded in 1964. As an organisation ESRO was based on a previously existing international scientific institution, CERN. The ESRO convention, the organisations founding document outlines it as an entity exclusively devoted to scientific pursuits. This was the case for most of its lifetime but in the final years before the formation of the European Space Agency, ESRO began a programme in the field of telecommunications. Consequently, ESA is not a mainly pure science focused entity but concentrates on telecommunications, earth observation and other application motivated activities. ESRO was merged with ELDO in 1975 to form the European Space Agency.