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Voyage 2050 – science themes for ESA’s long-term plan for the science programme: Solar Systems, ours and others (Part 2)

The European Space Agency (ESA), by way of its Science Programme, provides Europe with the tools to be a world leader in space science. The scientific community defines the Programme through a bottom-up process involving periodic invitations to propose ideas for the most important scientific topics to be addressed in the coming decades. The success of the current Science Programme is built on the Horizon 2000, Horizon 2000+, and Cosmic Vision community consultations, which started in 1984, 1994, and 2005 respectively. The most recent consultation, Voyage 2050, began in 2019 with a call to the community for ideas for science themes that could or should be addressed by 2050. The call generated close to 100 diverse and ambitious ideas, submitted to ESA as White Papers, most of which are included in this two-part Special Issue of Experimental Astronomy.

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Articles (37 in this collection)

  1. Closing gaps to our origins

    Authors (first, second and last of 30)

    • Ana I Gómez de Castro
    • Martin A. Barstow
    • Asif ud-Doula
    • Content type: Original Article
    • Open Access
    • Published: 23 April 2022
  2. UV exploration of the solar system

    Authors (first, second and last of 4)

    • Jean-Yves Chaufray
    • Laurent Lamy
    • Mathieu Barthelemy
    • Content type: Original Article
    • Published: 30 October 2021
  3. The case for landed Mercury science

    Authors (first, second and last of 10)

    • Paul K. Byrne
    • David T. Blewett
    • Alexander Stark
    • Content type: Original Article
    • Published: 15 October 2021
  4. Cometary plasma science

    Authors (first, second and last of 30)

    • C. Goetz
    • H. Gunell
    • E. Vigren
    • Content type: Original Article
    • Published: 07 August 2021
  5. A Case for Electron-Astrophysics

    Authors (first, second and last of 30)

    • Daniel Verscharen
    • Robert T. Wicks
    • Daniel Told
    • Content type: Original Article
    • Open Access
    • Published: 11 June 2021