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N° 1–2010: Overview of 2010 ESA Communication activities relevant to the media

5 January 2010

Press conferences, exhibitions, launches, political rendezvous and much more. The following list covers the main Communication activities that ESA will be involved in this year, but is not exhaustive. Please pencil in these events in your diary.

January

14/1

ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain meets the press at ESA Headquarters, Paris, France, to give a New Year update on ongoing activities and an overview of upcoming events.

26/1

First results from Proba-2, Royal Observatory, Brussels, Belgium.

February

7/2 tbc

Launch of Shuttle mission STS-130 with European-built Node 3/Tranquility and Cupola, Cape Canaveral, USA.

tbc

Cosmic Vision: down-selection of M-class missions.

25/2

Launch of CryoSat by Dnjepr launcher, Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Main launch event to take place at ESA/ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany.

March

tbd

GMES space event during Spanish EU presidency, Madrid, Spain.

May

tbd

Mars500: start of simulation of actual mission to Mars, IBMP, Moscow, Russia.

tbd

Herschel First Results Symposium, ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands.

June

8-13/6

ILA 2010 Berlin Air Show, Germany. Joint ESA/DLR/BDLI pavilion in the International Space Village.

28/6-2/7

ESA Living Planet Symposium, Bergen, Norway.

July

tbc

Inaugural Soyuz launch from Europe's Spaceport (CSG), French Guiana, with Hylas payload.

10/7

Rosetta fly-by asteroid Lutetia, ESA/ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany.

19-25/7

Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) 2010, Farnborough, United Kingdom.

29

Launch of Shuttle mission STS-134 with Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and ESA astronaut Roberto Vittori onboard, Cape Canaveral, USA.

September/October

27/9 - 1/10

International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2010, Prague, Czech Republic.

21

Space Exploration conference, Brussels, Belgium.

November

5/11

GEO (Group on Earth Observations) ministerial summit 2010, Beijing, China.

tbc

Launch of second Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) Johannes Kepler, Europe's Spaceport (CSG), French Guiana.

24

Space Council, Brussels, Belgium.

tbc

Launch of first two Galileo IOV satellites by Soyuz from Europe's Spaceport (CSG), French Guiana

December

13/12

Soyuz launch with Paolo Nespoli on ESA's third long-duration mission to the ISS, Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

tbd

Inaugural launch and maiden flight of ESA’s new small launcher Vega, from Europe's Spaceport (CSG), French Guiana.

tbd

Planck Early-Release Compact Source Catalogue (ERCSC), ESA/ESAC, Spain.

The dates of certain events, notably launches, depend on various factors such as payload and and/or launcher readiness. In the above calendar of activities, they remain tabled as 'to be determined' (tbd) or 'to be confirmed' (tbc). Definite launch dates are confirmed by Arianespace (for Ariane), Starsem (for Soyuz) and NASA (for Shuttle).

For further information:

ESA - Media Relations Office
Tel: +33.(0)1.5369.7299
Fax: +33.(0)1.5369.7690



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