Space at the Farnborough Air Show

2 July 2004

ESA PR 37-2004. Every two years, specialists and fans of aircraft and space gather at Farnborough for the International Exhibition and Flying Display organised by the Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC), the trade association of the UK aerospace industry. This year’s Farnborough International Air Show will be held from 19 to 25 July.

The SBAC and UKISC (the UK Industrial Space Committee) have, for the first time, set up an International Space Pavilion (in Hall 5) with about 2000 m2 of exhibition space, and Wednesday 21 July has been declared “Space Day”.

Cassini approaches Saturn
Artist's impression of Cassini-Huygens

ESA’s stand at Farnborough will focus in particular on current missions to the Solar System, Cassini-Huygens, Mars Express results, future planetary exploration, Galileo, Envisat results, Cryosat and future Earth observation missions, Ariane 5 and Vega, human spaceflight and the recent Delta mission to the International Space Station.

A series of seminars and media briefings, which specialists and the media are invited to attend, are being organised by the European Space Agency (ESA), the British National Space Centre (BNSC), the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) and UK industry throughout the week. The events on the Saturday and Sunday are for the general public.

For programme details, please see the attached link on the right of this page. Media representatives wishing to attend these events are kindly requested to complete the attached registration form and fax it to:

Steven Warren, Head of Information,
British National Space Centre, Tel. + 44 (0)20 7215 0806
Fax. + 44 (0)20 7215 0936

For Space Day on Wednesday 21 July, special transport is being organised by PPARC for accredited media representatives attending the press briefing, press conference and seminar in the International Conference Centre (Hall 5). A coach will leave central London early in the morning and return later in the day.

Please tick the appropriate box in the reply form if you intend to take advantage of this service. Seats are limited, so please reply promptly.

For more information, please contact:

Franco Bonacina
ESA, Head of Media Relations Division
Tel: + 33 (0)1.5369.7713

Steven Warren
BNSC, Head of Information
Tel: + 44 (0)20.7215.0806

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