ESA Annual Report 2004
...Looking back over the events of the past year, 2004 was another great year for space science. The success of the Huygens probe and its exploration of the atmosphere and surface of Saturn's largest moon Titan is a mangnificent achievement for Europea science and technology.
The Rosetta spacecraft launched on 2 March by an Ariane-5 from Kourou is now well into its 10-year flight to the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Smart-1, Europea's first lunar mission arraived in orbit around the Moon after its thirteen-month journey. Mars Express, which has been in polar orbit around mars since 2003, delivered stunning pictures of the planet's surface. Europe, the Agency and all of its Member States can be proud of these great schievements...
Per Tegnér, Chairman of Council
Human Spaceflight, Microgravity & Exploration
Technical & Quality Management
Operations & Infrastructure
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