Call for press: Status of the Rosetta mission

Artist's impression of the Rosetta orbiter and lander
10 January 2003

ESA PR 02-2003. As already indicated in previous information to the press from both Arianespace and ESA, a final decision on the launch of ESA’s Rosetta mission will be known on Tuesday 14 January.

The following day, Wednesday 15 January at 8:30 hrs (doors open at 08h15), Prof. David Southwood, Director of Science at ESA, will meet the press to take stock of the status of this mission, one of the most complex and ambitious space science missions ever undertaken.

You are cordially invited to attend this press conference at ESA's Head Office in Paris or to follow it remotely in one of the ESA Establishments listed in the attached form which you are kindly requested to fax back to the establishment of your choice.

For more information, please contact:

ESA Media Relations Service
Phone + 33(0)1.53.69.7155
Fax. + 33(0)1.53.69.7690

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