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N° 26–2016: Call for Media: ESA at Farnborough International Airshow

30 June 2016

ESA will be present at the Farnborough International Airshow on 11–17 July in the Space Zone in Hall 3.

A joint exhibition together with the UK Space Agency and UK space industry will focus on upcoming space missions and will feature recent results and achievements across the space sector. It will also highlight ESA’s centre in the UK, the European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications, in Harwell, which supports activities in telecommunications, integrated applications and climate change, including technology development and scientific research.

Tuesday, 12 July is Space Day at the airshow, featuring a programme of events in the morning at the joint ESA/UK Space Agency/UK industry exhibition stand in the Space Zone. 

On Friday, 15 July Jan Woerner, the ESA Director General, David Parker, the Director for Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration, and ESA astronaut Tim Peake will attend Futures Day. 

Futures Day gives young people from schools, universities and youth associations the opportunity to learn more about career opportunities in the aerospace sector.

The programme will include media opportunities.

For the updated programme of events, please see:

About the European Space Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA) provides Europe’s gateway to space.

ESA is an intergovernmental organisation, created in 1975, with the mission to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space delivers benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

ESA has 22 Member States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, of whom 20 are Member States of the EU.

ESA has established formal cooperation with seven other Member States of the EU. Canada takes part in some ESA programmes under a Cooperation Agreement.

By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, ESA can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country. It is working in particular with the EU on implementing the Galileo and Copernicus programmes.

ESA develops the launchers, spacecraft and ground facilities needed to keep Europe at the forefront of global space activities.

Today, it develops and launches satellites for Earth observation, navigation, telecommunications and astronomy, sends probes to the far reaches of the Solar System and cooperates in the human exploration of space.

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