The COVID-19 crisis is impacting all ESA Member States.

The fully justified measures taken by the Governments to mitigate and contain this major threat have important repercussions on the economy at large, the operations of the space industry and of ESA.
The Agency is committed to limit as much as feasible these repercussions on industry and on the implementation of ESA Programmes.
To that end, the Agency has put in place a business continuity plan.

That plan covers all phases of procurements for ESA Mandatory and Optional Programmes, i.e. the tendering process, the time-to-contract, the time-to-payment, and the contract execution. The main elements and more information about this plan can be found by clicking here.