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European Space Agency Employment

Year: 2013
The European Space Agency (ESA) has a staff of ## employees. About half of these individuals work as engineers, scientists, or astronauts. Women make up about a quarter of ESA employees, but only ##% of science and engineering personnel. ESA has a particularly low portion of young...
Year: 2012
The European Space Agency (ESA) employs a staff of about ##, more than half of which are scientists, engineers, or astronauts. About ##% of the workforce is under 35, a significantly smaller portion than NASA’s ##%. The percentage of individuals within ESA that are over 54 is ##%, which is...
Year: 2011
As of June 2011, the European Space Agency (ESA) directly employed ## people, and another ## people worked on-site as contractors. More than half of ESA’s employees were engineers and an additional ## were astronauts and scientists.
Year: 2010
Although European space employment has posted growth in both the past year and over a five-year span, signaling stability in the face of an economic slowdown, changing budget allocations may affect European space employment levels. As of late 2010, multiple EU nations, including France, Ireland,...
Year: 2008
In addition to European public technical colleges, ESA maintains the European Space Research and Technology Centre in the Netherlands and the European Astronauts Centre in Germany, which trains astronauts for future missions. Europe is also home to the International Space University, a private...

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