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N° 2–2003: Call for press: Status of the Rosetta mission

10 January 2003

As already indicated in previous information to the press from both Arianespace and ESA, a final decision on the launch of ESA’s Rosetta mission will be known on Tuesday 14 January.


The following day, Wednesday 15 January at 8:30 hrs (doors open at 08h15), Prof. David Southwood, Director of Science at ESA, will meet the press to take stock of the status of this mission, one of the most complex and ambitious space science missions ever undertaken.

You are cordially invited to attend this press conference at ESA Head Office in Paris or to follow it remotely in one of the ESA Establishments listed in the attached form which you are kindly requested to fax back to the establishment of your choice.

For more information, please contact:

ESA Media Relations Service

Phone + 33(0)

Fax. + 33(0)



ESA/HQ - 8/10, rue Mario Nikis - 75015-PARIS

Starting 08h30 (Doors open at 08h15)

Name : _______________ First Name : ________________________

Media : ____________________________________________________

Address : __________________________________________________


Tel: ____________________ Fax: ___________________________

Mobile : ___________________E-mail:_________________________

[ ] I will be attending the above press conference

[ ] I will not be attending

Please fax this form back to the establishment of your choice :

ESA Media Relations Service

Fax: +33(0)

ESA Darmstadt (ESOC), Jocelyne Landeau

Fax: + 49(0)6151.90.2961

ESA Cologne (EAC), Jean Coisne

Fax: +49(0)2203.60.01.112

ESA Noordwijk (ESTEC), Heidi Graf

Fax: +31(0).71.565.5728

ESA Frascati (ESRIN), Franca Morgia

Fax: 39.06.9418.0952


For further information:

ESA Media Relations Service

Tel: +33(0)

Fax: +33(0)