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N° 2–2004: Main Press and Communication activities for 2004

6 January 2004

The major events in which ESA will be involved during the year are listed below and can be pencilled into your diaries.

January

15/01

Paris, France: ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain meets the press

February

26/02

Kourou, French Guiana: launch of Rosetta, (launch window open until 17 March)

tbc

Kennedy Space Centre, USA: delivery of ESA’s Hexapod to the International Space Station

tbc

Inauguration of the EGNOS ground receiving station in Torrejón, Spain

tbc

Ceremony marking the start of work, in Kourou, French Guiana, on the ground segment infrastructure for the Vega launcher

March

tbc

ESA/EC joint meeting at ministerial level

16-19/03

London, United Kingdom: ESA stand at Oceanology International

tbc

Bordeaux, France: 36th parabolic flight campaign

tbc

Baikonur, Kazakhstan: launch of Skyplex

April

13-17/04

Noordwijk, the Netherlands: Huygens Symposium, including international day for amateur astronomers (17/04) at ESA/ESTEC

19-29/04

Baikonur, Kazakhstan: launch of the Delta mission to the International Space Station, with ESA astronaut André Kuipers on board

May

10-16/05

Berlin, Germany: ILA 2004

tbc

Noordwijk, the Netherlands: ATV media day at ESA/ESTEC

tbc

Kennedy Space Center, USA: delivery of ESA’s Cupola to the International Space Station

June

tbc

Xichang, China: Double Star 2nd launch

11/06

Cassini/Huygens, fly-by of Phoebe

tbc

Noordwijk, the Netherlands: availability of the first EGNOS signal; event at ESA/ESTEC

tbc

Baikonur, Kazakhstan: launch of AmerHis

tbc

Kourou, French Guiana: first Ariane 5 ECA qualification flight

July

01/07

Cassini/Huygens Saturn orbit insertion

18-24/07

Paris, France: COSPAR

19-25/07

Farnborough, United Kingdom: Farnborough International

tbc

Bordeaux, France: 37th parabolic flight campaign

August

September

6-10/09

Salzburg, Austria: first Envisat Symposium

from 12/09

Possible return to flight by the US Shuttle fleet

tbc

Toulouse, France: beginning of long-term bedrest study, the first in which all the subjects will be women

October

04-08/10

Vancouver, Canada: IAC 2004

tbc

Bordeaux, France: 38th parabolic flight campaign

tbc

One year before launch of first Galileo test satellite: visit to the satellite building facilities in the UK

November

tbc

Kiruna, Sweden: Maxus 6 launch

tbc

Plesetsk, Russia: launch of Cryosat

December

25/12

Huygens probe separates from Cassini and heads towards Saturn’s moon Titan

The dates of some events, especially launches, depend on various factors, such as readiness of the spacecraft and/or launcher, and thus remain tbc (to be confirmed) for some time. All Space Shuttle, Soyuz and Ariane launch dates are provisional and will be confirmed by NASA, Rosaviakosmos and Arianespace respectively in due time.

For further information please contact:

ESA Media Relations Service:

Franco Bonacina, Brigitte Kolmsee, Anne-Marie Rémondin

Tel. + 33(0)1.53.69.7155

Fax. + 33(0)1.53.69.7690

For further information:

ESA, Media Relations Service
Tel: +33.(0)1.5369.7155
Fax: +33.(0)1.5369.7690



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