Cosmic Vision (ESA)
ESA is establishing long term plans for scientific projects of space exploration. The projects for mission that will take place between 2015 and 2025 were named "Cosmic Vision". One of the objectives of ESA for the coming years is the exploration of planets and moons of the solar system, to determine their formation conditions and habitability.
From the space missions that have been selected by ESA one finds:
The Scientists of the Observatory are involved in several instruments of this mission:
NASA's study programmes