ESC European Space Conference

Documents from [1966] to [1975]

Identity Statement

Reference Code
Extent and Medium

3 linear metres1490 files

Reference Archivists

Gherardo, Bonini


Custodial History

The ESA Headquarters in Paris stored the files arranged by topics and according a related filing system.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

ESA Headquarters

Content and Structure


The core of this Fonds is a master copy of official issues, starting from the documents relating to the Ministerial Conferences from the various ad hoc groups.
The collection of the Legal Affairs Department documents sheds light on the meticulous definition of the articles making up the Convention.

System of Arrangement

The serie's scheme reflects the informal structure built around two ministerial bodies, which emanated from the ad hoc groups. Particular care was devoted to the minutes and to the reports. The master set of official issues is almost complete, covering all the ministerial steps.

Conditions of Access and Use

Access Conditions



English, French, German

Allied Materials


Notes and Remarks

Microfiches of making-decisional bodies are available.

Legal Status Notes

The fonds was deposited in the Historical Archives under the terms of the "contrat de dépôt" signed on 12 May 1989.

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