Category:European Space Agency

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European Space Agency 
intergovernmental organisation dedicated to the exploration of space
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La seu de l'ESA a París
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Instance of intergovernmental organization,
space agency,
international organization
Official language
Headquarters location
  • Paris (48°50′53.5″N 2°18′15.1″E)
Founded by
  • 30 May 1975
  • European Launcher Development Organisation
official website
Authority control
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