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N° 37–2004: Space at the Farnborough Air Show

2 July 2004

Every two years, specialists and fans of aircraft and space gather at Farnborough for the International Exhibition and Flying Display organised by the Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC), the trade association of the UK aerospace industry. This year’s Farnborough International Air Show will be held from 19 to 25 July.

The SBAC and UKISC (the UK Industrial Space Committee) have, for the first time, set up an International Space Pavilion (in Hall 5) with about 2000 m2 of exhibition space, and Wednesday 21 July has been declared “Space Day”.

ESA’s stand at Farnborough will focus in particular on current missions to the Solar System, Cassini-Huygens, Mars Express results, future planetary exploration, Galileo, Envisat results, Cryosat and future Earth observation missions, Ariane 5 and Vega, human spaceflight and the recent Delta mission to the International Space Station.

A series of seminars and media briefings, which specialists and the media are invited to attend, are being organised by the European Space Agency (ESA), the British National Space Centre (BNSC), the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) and UK industry throughout the week. The events on the Saturday and Sunday are for the general public.

The programme runs as follows:

Monday 19

11:00-12:30 - Location: ESA/BNSC Stands, International Space Pavilion: “Software criticality for space missions” (Logica CMG)

Tuesday 20

10:00-11:00 - Location: ESA/BNSC Stands, International Space Pavilion: Cassini-Huygens Press Briefing (ESA, BNSC, PPARC)

11:15-12:30 - Location: ESA/BNSC Stands, International Space Pavilion: “Team building through simulations - the Mars Express mission” (VEGA)

Wednesday 21 (Space Day)

09:30-10:15 - Location: International Conference Centre (Hall 5): “ESA’s future Exploration Programme (Aurora) – the UK science and industrial case”, PPARC press briefing with Prof. John Zarnecki (Open University), Dr David Parker (PPARC), and Dr Sarah Dunkin (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)

10:20-11 :15 - Location: International Conference Centre (Hall 5): Press conference with UK Science Minister Lord Sainsbury, ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain and NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe

11:20- 12:30 - Location: International Conference Centre (Hall 5): Space Day keynote seminar “Robotic Planetary Exploration”, introduced by Sir John Chisholm, CEO of QinetiQ. Panel of experts includes Prof. D. Southwood, ESA Director of Science, and Daniel Sacotte, ESA Director of Exploration, Prof. Ian Halliday, CEO of PPARC, Admiral Craig Steidle, NASA Assistant Administrator for Exploration, Mr Elliot Pulham, CEO of Space Foundation

10:00-11:00 - Location : ESA/BNSC Stands, International Space Pavilion: “Networking for companies in the space sector - new tools and initiatives”

11:00-14:00 - Location: ESA/BNSC Stands, International Space Pavilion: “Women and leadership in space and aeronautics: building bridges between universities and industry”

Thursday 22

10:00-10:45 - Location: ESA/BNSC Stands, International Space Pavilion: ESA/BNSC information session: The Cryosat mission

11:00-11 :30 - Location : ESA/BNSC Stands. International Space Pavilion: ESA/BNSC information session : Envisat results

Friday 23

10:00-11:30 - Location: ESA/BNSC Stands, International Space Pavilion: « Careers in Space” (with ESA astronaut Jean-François Clervoy)

11:30-12:30 - “UK students in space: parabolic flights and other student activities”

16:00-17:00 - "Living and working in space” (with ESA astronaut Jean-François Clervoy)

Saturday 24

10:00-12:30 - Location: ESA/BNSC Stands, International Space Pavilion: Games, quizzes, activities with astronauts, surprises

12:30-17:30 - Space in 3D (3D cinema)

Sunday 25

10:00-12:30 - Location: ESA/BNSC Stands, International Space Pavilion: Games, quizzes, activities with astronauts, surprises

12:30-17:30 - Space in 3D (3D cinema)

Media representatives wishing to attend these events are kindly requested to complete the attached registration form and fax it to:

Steven Warren, Head of Information,

British National Space Centre, Tel. + 44 (0)20 7215 0806

Fax. + 44 (0)20 7215 0936

For Space Day on Wednesday 21 July, special transport is being organised by PPARC for accredited media representatives attending the press briefing, press conference and seminar in the International Conference Centre (Hall 5). A coach will leave central London early in the morning and return later in the day.

Please tick the appropriate box in the reply form if you intend to take advantage of this service. Seats are limited, so please reply promptly.

For more information, please contact:

Franco Bonacina

ESA, Head of Media Relations Division

Tel: + 33 (0)1.5369.7713

Steven Warren

BNSC, Head of Information

Tel: + 44 (0)20.7215.0806

FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL 2004

REGISTRATION FORM

Surname____________________First Name :____________________

Media:_____________________________________________________

Phone:_____________________Fax : __________________________

Mobile : __________________E-mail:_________________________

I wish to attend the following events at Farnborough International 2004:

Monday 19

[ ] 11:00-12:30 - Location: ESA/BNSC Stands, International Space Pavilion: Software criticality for space missions (Logica CMG)

Tuesday 20:

[ ] 10:00-11:00 - Location: ESA/BNSC Stands, International Space Pavilion: Cassini-Huygens Press Briefing (ESA, BNSC, PPARC)

[ ] 11:15-12:30 - Location: ESA/BNSC Stands, International Space Pavilion: "Team building through simulations - the Mars Express mission” (VEGA)

Wednesday 21 (Space Day)

[ ] 09:30-10:15 - Location: International Conference Centre (Hall 5): “ESA’s future Exploration Programme (Aurora) – the UK science and industrial case”, PPARC press briefing with Prof. John Zarnecki (Open University), Dr David Parker (PPARC) and Dr Sarah Dunkin (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)

[ ] 10:20-11 :15 - Location: International Conference Centre (Hall 5): Press conference with : UK Science Minister Lord Sainsbury, ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain and NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe

[ ] 11:20- 12:30 - Location: International Conference Centre (Hall 5): Space Day keynote seminar “Robotic Planetary Exploration”, introduced by Sir John Chisholm, CEO of QinetiQ. Panel of experts includes Prof. D. Southwood, ESA Director of Science, and Daniel Sacotte, ESA Director of Exploration, Prof. Ian Halliday, CEO of PPARC, Admiral Craig Steidle, NASA Assistant Administrator for Exploration, Mr Elliot Pulham, CEO of Space Foundation

[ ] 10:00-11:00 - Location: ESA/BNSC Stands, International Space Pavilion: “Networking for companies in the space sector – new tools and initiatives”

[ ] 11:00-14:00 - Location: ESA/BNSC Stands: International Spac Pavilion:“Women and leadership in space and aeronautics: building bridges between universities and industry”

Thursday 22

[ ] 10:00-10:45 - Location: ESA/BNSC Stands, International Space Pavilion: ESA/BNSC information session: The Cryosat mission

[ ] 11:00-11 :30 - Location: ESA/BNSC Stands, International Space Pavilion: ESA/BNSC information session: Envisat results

Friday 23

[ ] 10:00-11:30 - Location: ESA/BNSC Stands, International Space Pavilion: « Careers in Space” (with ESA astronaut Jean-François Clervoy)

[ ] 11:30-12:30 - “UK students in space: parabolic flights and other student activities”

[ ] 16:00-17:00 - “Living and working in space” (with ESA astronaut Jean-François Clervoy)

Transport from London to Farnborough on Wednesday 21 July:

[ ] Yes, I wish to take advantage of the return coach service from London to Farnborough. Departure details will be notified closer to the date. Please fax or e-mail:

Peter Barratt

PPARC Head of Communications

Fax: + 44 (0) 1793 44 20 25

e-mail: peter.barratt@pparc.ac.uk

Please complete and fax this form to:

Steven Warren

Head of Information

British National Space Centre

Tel. + 44 (0)20 7215 0806

Fax. + 44 (0)20 7215 0936

For further information:

ESA Media Relations Division
Tel: +33(0)1.53.69.7155
Fax: +33(0)1.53.69.7690



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