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N° 5–2007: Heads of space agencies meet in Paris

17 January 2007

On 23 January, ESA's Headquarters in Paris will host an “ISS Heads of Agency meeting” at which Heads of space agencies involved in the International Space Station programme (ESA for Europe, NASA for the USA, CSA for Canada, JAXA for Japan and Roskosmos for Russia) will take stock of the status of the ISS and look at the follow-on activities.


Significant progress has been made since the endorsement of the ISS configuration and assembly sequence in January 2006, and the Partners will together continue the challenging work on ISS assembly, operations and utilisation. At this meeting, each Partner will provide an update on the programme status and planning.

The ISS Partners will also touch on possible scenarios for future exploration activities, aiming at stimulating international cooperation while taking into account the lessons learned from the fruitful ISS partnership.

A short press briefing will take place immediately after the meeting ends at 18:00 hrs. Media representatives wishing to attend are invited to fill in the attached accreditation form. The audio of the press briefing will also be available on the ESA web portal ( later that evening.

For further information, please contact:

Franco Bonacina

Head of Media Relations Office and DG’s spokesperson

Tel: + 33(0)1.


Press Briefing – Heads of Agency meeting

Tuesday 23 January – 18:00

ESA - 8/10, rue Mario Nikis - 75015 Paris

First name:__________________Last Name:___________________

Media: ___________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________


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[ ] I will be attending the press briefing

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Please fax this form back to :

ESA Media Relations Office

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For further information:

ESA Media Relations office

Tel: +33(0)

Fax: +33(0)