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ESA activities in 2017 of interest to media5 January 2017
ESA activities in 2017 of interest to media5 January 2017 The main events of interest to media planned for 2017 are detailed below. Go to ESA website’s media section at http://www.esa.int/For_Media and the associated media and launch calendars for more key events and future updates.
Call for Media: ESA Director General’s overview of ESA activities14 December 2016 On Wednesday, 18 January, ESA Director General Jan Woerner will meet the media for the traditional press breakfast to provide an overview of ESA’s achievements in 2016 and the opportunities ahead in 2017. The briefing will take place at ESA headquarters.
Call for Media: briefing on SmallGEO13 December 2016
Call for Media: briefing on SmallGEO13 December 2016 A special briefing on SmallGEO, Europe’s versatile small telecom satellite platform, will be held on 18 January, after Director General Jan Woerner’s annual meeting of the press at ESA HQ, Paris.
European ministers ready ESA for a United Space in Europe in t...2 December 2016 ESA today concluded a two-day Council meeting at ministerial level in Lucerne, Switzerland. Ministers in charge for space matters from ESA’s 22 member states plus Slovenia and Canada allocated €10.3 billion for space activities and programmes based on the vision of a United Space in Europe in the era of Space 4.0.
Sentinel-2B launch preparations off to a flying start12 January 2017
Sentinel-2B launch preparations off to a flying start12 January 2017 Some of us may be easing ourselves gently into the New Year, but for the team readying Sentinel-2B for liftoff on 7 March it’s full steam ahead.
Asteroid sleuths go back to the future 10 January 2017
Asteroid sleuths go back to the future 10 January 2017 Careful sleuthing through decade-old images has enabled ESA’s asteroid team to decide that a newly discovered space rock poses little threat of hitting Earth any time soon.
Spacewalk for Thomas Pesquet16 December 2016
Spacewalk for Thomas Pesquet16 December 2016 ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will be the 11th European to perform a spacewalk when he ventures outside the International Space Station next month. Lasting up to seven hours on 13 January, its goal is to ensure the power supply of the International Sp...
Full go-ahead for building ExoMars 2020 16 December 2016
Full go-ahead for building ExoMars 2020 16 December 2016 The first ExoMars mission arrived at the Red Planet in October and now the second mission has been confirmed to complete its construction for a 2020 launch.
Skimming an alien atmosphere16 December 2016
Skimming an alien atmosphere16 December 2016 After the smooth arrival of ESA’s latest Mars orbiter, mission controllers are now preparing it for the ultimate challenge: dipping into the Red Planet’s atmosphere to reach its final orbit.
Intel acquires ESA incubator company16 December 2016
Intel acquires ESA incubator company16 December 2016 There are thousands of drone companies out there, but Intel has chosen to acquire Mavinci, a start-up from one of ESA’s business incubators in Germany that has developed an easy-to-use system for land surveillance.