ESA specialists at Le Bourget

Le Bourget Air Show
13 June 2005

ESA PR 30-2005. For the 46th Paris Air Show, which runs from 13 to 19 June, the European Space Agency – while not itself participating this time round - has been invited by some of its partners to share media activities.


ESA experts will be contributing to the following press events at Le Bourget:

Monday 13 June
16:00-17:00 Location: DASSAULT stand. Press briefing: ESA’s Technology transfer Programme will assist Bertrand Picard’s flight around the world in the solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse. With Pierre Brisson, Head of ESA Technology Transfer & Promotion Office.
Tuesday 14 June
11:30-13:00 Location: Chalet ALTRAN. Presentation on ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicle “Jules Verne” by Jean-Pierre Arlabosse, SEGIME consultant, with the participation of the astronauts Jean-François Clervoy, ESA, and Sergey Treschev, RSCE.
Wednesday 15 June
16:00-17:00 Location: CNES chalet, Press Centre. Press briefing on “Soyuz in French Guiana”, with Jean-Marc Astorg (CNES), Jean-Pierre Haigneré (ESA) and Bruno Gérard (Arianespace).
Thursday 16 June
10:00-12:30 Location: Chalet ALTRAN. Conference on technology transfer from non-space spin-offs, focusing on the medical sector. With Pierre Brisson, Head of ESA Technology Transfer & Promotion Office.
17:30-18:30 Location : Salle 4, GIFAS conference centre. Press Conference along with the signing of the contract for the development phase of the Alphabus Large Platform programme. With Giuseppe Viriglio, ESA Director of European Union and Industrial programmes, Jack Bosma, Head of ESA's Large Platform mission office, plus top representatives from CNES, Alcatel Space and EADS Astrium.

Throughout the duration of the Air Show, live demonstrations of the AmerHis telecommunications system – the first European "broadband switchboard in space" - will be given in conjunction with Alcatel Space. An ESA multimedia van will demonstrate the possibilities offered by this advanced-performance system, which delivers low-cost real-time interactive broadband communication services connecting a number of distant locations.

The European ISS Business Club (IBC), ESA's industry club for the system integrators and suppliers of the International Space Station, will also be on-site throughout the Show. At its booth located in Hall 3/D1, trade visitors and the general public will be introduced to the Club and its service portfolio. As a special highlight, IBC representatives will visit selected companies together with ESA astronaut Jean-François Clervoy. The Club will also be hosting a business get-together for its Members and specially-invited guests on 14 June at 18.00.

For further information on Le Bourget 2005, visit:

http://www.salon-du-bourget.fr

For further information please contact :

ESA Media Relations Division
Tel.: +33(0)1.53.69.7155
Fax: +33(0)1.53.69.7690

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