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N° 1–2006: Overview of ESA communication activities in 2006 relevant to the media- Status of 12 September 2006

3 January 2006

Press conferences, exhibitions, launches, and much more. Here is the list of the main communication activities ESA will be involved in this year. Pencil them in into your diaries.

January 2006

16/01

ESA Director General meets the press at ESA Head Office, Paris.

February 2006

21/22

“Au-delà du bleu du ciel”, astronaut film avant-première, Cité de l’Espace, Toulouse (21/02) and ESA/EAC, Cologne (22/02).

March

02-04/03

“Citizens Jury on Space Exploration”, Science Museum, London.

11/03

Ariane 5 ECA launch - Kourou, French Guiana - HOTBIRD 7A/SPAINSAT

13/18

ESA/CNES conference on 15 years of progress radar Altimetry, Venice Italy.

21/03

“Nights of the astronauts”, Barcelona, Spain.

21-23/03

Oceanology International – London, UK.

24

Press conference at Cosmo Caixa to announce the ESA permanent exhibit and the opening of the Education office – Barcelona, Spain.

21-31/03

42nd and 43rd ESA Parabolic flight Campaign, Airport Bordeaux-Blagnac, France

April

02/04-07/04

EGU, European Geoscience Union, General Assembly 2006, Vienna, Austria.

05/04

ERA Press Day, Dutch Space, Leiden, the Netherlands

03/04

ESA Participation at MIP-TV, Cannes, France.

11/04

Venus Express Orbit Insertion; event at ESA/ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany.

18/04-30/04

Global Monitoring for Environment and Security Conference (19/20 April) and exhibition, Graz, Austria.

May

02/05

Launch of Maxus 7 from Esrange, Kiruna, Sweden

02/05

Columbus Day at Bremen, Germany : EADS presentation of the Columbus laboratori with its experiment facilities assembled

16/05-21/05

ILA 2006 (Internationale Luft-und Raumfahrt Ausstellung) exhibition, Berlin, Germany.

27/05

Ariane 5 ECA launch - Kourou, French Guiana - SATMEX 6-THAICOM 5

28/05

Columbus delivered to KSC from EADS, Bremen, Germanmy

June

08/06-10/06

ECSITE, European Collaborative for Science and Technical Exhibitions, Annual Conference, Technolpole/ Mechelen. Belgium.

08/06-11/06

Salon Européen de la Recherche et de l’Innovation, Paris, France.

19/06-23/06

SpaceOps Conference and exhibition, Rome Italy.

July

04/07

Launch of ESA Astronaut Thomas Reiter from KSC, Florida for long-duration mission "Astolab" on STS-121/ULF-1.1 with ESA equipment.

15/07-19/07

Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF), Munich, Germany.

17/07-23/07

Farnborough International Airshow, Farnborough, United-Kingdom.

August

11/08

Ariane 5 launch - Kourou, French Guiana - JCSAT-10-SYRACUSE 3B

September

03/09

End of SMART-1 mission (spacecraft to crash on the Moon).

27/09

Opening of Spaceflight and Universe Exhibition at Landes Museum fur Technik und Arbeit, Mannheim, Germany (open till October 2006).

October

02/10 Tbc.

Ariane 5 ECA launch - Kourou, French Guiana - DIRECTV 9S-OPTUS D1

07/10

Launch of MetOp from Baikonur (Kasakhstan)

02/10-06/10

57th IAC Congress at City of Arts and Science, Valencia, Spain.

Tbc

44th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign, Airport Bordeaux-Blagnac, France.

November

24.11 Tbc.

Launch of Corot satellite on Soyuz from Baikonur, Kazakhstan

December

14/12 Tbc.

Mission of ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang on Space Shuttle mission STS-116 to the International Space Station.

For further information, please contact :

ESA Media Relations Division

Tel: +33(0)1.53.69.7155

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For further information:

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



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