ESA Statement Regarding Cooperation With Russia
March 1st, 2022

ESA has released a statement deploring the human casualties and tragic consequences of the war in Ukraine: "We are giving absolute priority to taking proper decisions, not only for the sake of our workforce involved in the programmes, but in full respect of our European values, which have always fundamentally shaped our approach to international cooperation."

In this statement, the following paragraph is of direct relevance to the Euclid mission: "Regarding the Soyuz launch campaign from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, we take note of the Roscosmos decision to withdraw its workforce from Kourou. We will consequently assess for each European institutional payload under our responsibility the appropriate launch service based notably on launch systems currently in operation and the upcoming Vega-C and Ariane 6 launchers."

To read the full statement from ESA, click here.