The calendar of space activities for 1993 is, like every year, full of events and activities taking place all over the world. ESA will again play a chief role in or will be present at the following events at European and at international level.
1st half Ariane V56: Launch of the American telecommunications satellite Galaxi IV.
22/02 Meteosat 3: Inauguration of the Wallops Island ground station.
2nd half Ariane 5 B1 : First firing test of the Ariane 5 solid rocket booster in Kourou.
end STS 55/Spacelab D2 : Second German Spacelab mission with heavy ESA involvement.
12-21 MUBA, Basel -Switzerland: International trade fair and exhibition.
2nd half STS 56/Atlas 2 : Follow-up of Atlas-1 mission for atmospheric applications and science.
t.b.c. Ariane V57 : Launch of Astra 1C telecommunications satellite with Arsene as seconday passenger.
end STS 57/Eureca: Retrieval mission of ESA's Eureca platform.
t.b.c. Ariane V58 : Launch of Hispasat 1B and Insat 2B telecommunications satellites.
05-08 Geotechnica, Cologne- Germany:
International geotechnology and Earth sciences trade show and congress.
11-13 Neo-Com 93, Kiev- Ukraine:
Telecommunications and information industry fair and conference.
10-13 SPOT and ERS-1 symposium and exhibition, Paris: The results and applications of these two satellites. Co-organized by ESA and CNES.
11-20 Le Bourget, Paris- France: Space and Air show. ESA will have a large Pavilion open to the general public.
28/6-3/7 COSY: Columbus Symposium in Ischia (Naples), Italy.
t.b.c. Ariane 5 M1: First firing test of solid rocket booster with flight structure in Kourou.
31/8-5/9 MosAeroshow 93, Moscow- Russia : second Russian aviation and aerospace exhibition.
Open to the general public.
t.b.c. Ariane: 20 years of the Ariane Programme, decided in Brussels in August 1973.
11-14 2nd ERS-1 Symposium, Hamburg- Germany.
t.b.c. Ariane V59 : Launch of Spot 3 and Stella for France.
t.b.c. Ariane V60 : Launch of Intelsat VII-F1 telecommunications satellite.
16-22 IAF, Graz- Austria: Congress and exhibition.
The worldwide yearly gathering of space specialists.
19-23 SITEF, Toulouse- France: International market for advanced technologies.
t.b.c. ESA Washington Office : 20 years of ESA presence in Washington for close cooperation with NASA.
t.b.c. Ariane 5 M2: Second firing test of the Ariane 5 solid rocket booster with flight structure in Kourou.
t.b.c. Spacelab: 10th anniversary of ESA's manned space laboratory first launch.
t.b.c. Ariane V61/ MOP-3 : Launch of ESA's meteorological satellite Meteosat MOP-3 and the Mexican telecommunications satellite Solidaridad 1.
t.b.c. Maser 6 and Texus 31 sounding rocket launch with major ESA payload participation.
1st half STS-61/HST servicing : Repair mission of Hubble Space Telescope with ESA astronaut Claude Nicollier on his second shuttle flight.
t.b.c. ARIANE V62: launch of DirecTV1 and Thaicom telecommunication satellites.
Dates related to launches are very much dependent on different factors (readiness of spacecraft and/or space transportation system/launcher, etc.) and thus remain t.b.c. (to be confirmed) for quite some time. We will timely keep you informed of all these events - and of many more - with a constant flow of information.