ESA Director General J-J. Dordain hosts annual press briefing.
On 17 January, ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain met the press at ESA headquarters, Paris, to take stock of the Agency's activities in 2006 and announce the main highlights for 2007. Last year saw ESA involved in a wide range of missions and activities related to space exploration, Earth observation, the Galileo navigation system and climate change.
2007 - the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik - promises to be an exciting year. Scheduled flights include the automated ISS resupply craft, ATV-1, and the delivery of the Italian-built Node 2 and the Columbus laboratory to the ISS. ESA will be involved in many other activities, all of which aim to improve the lives of European citizens.