18 August 1994
Scheduled for launch as from December this year, the second European Remote Sensing satellite, ERS-2, is undergoing final tests at ESA/ESTEC (the European Space research and Technology Centre) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. In mid- September the spacecraft will be shipped to Kourou, French Guiana, from where it will be launched on board an Ariane 4 launcher.
Prior to its departure to the launch base, a presentation of the fully integrated spacecraft will take place at ESA/ESTEC on Friday 2 September 1994. Media representatives are welcome to follow the programme of the day which will be as follows:
Note : A complimentary shuttle bus will be available from Amsterdam-Schiphol airport to ESA/ESTEC and return.
Departure from Amsterdam- Schiphol: 09h15, return from ESA/ESTEC: 15h30.
Media representatives wishing to attend are kindly requested to fill out the attached form and send it -preferably by fax- to the :
ESA/ESTEC Conference Bureau
NL-2201 AZ Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Tel. + 31 1719 8 5005
Fax. + 31 1718 8 5658