Jean-Jacques Dordain
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Good deal for European space

European Space Agency (Esa) member states have resolved key issues at their ministerial council and agreed a 10.1bn-euro programme of activities.

The big decisions included a go-ahead for an upgrade on Europe's Ariane 5 rocket in parallel with design work on a replacement for the early 2020s.

Esa director general Jean-Jacques Dordain expressed himself pleased with the outcome of the Naples meeting.