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N° 29–1994: Spotlight on Cluster

29 September 1994

At the end of 1995, CLUSTER, an ambitious European Space Agency science project using four identical spacecraft to study the Earth's magnetosphere, will be launched from Europe's spaceport in Kourou by the first Ariane 5 launcher.

For the first and only time during the development and construction of Cluster, all four satellites will be together in the space testing facilities of IABG in Munich.
On this unique occasion, ESA invites you, and in particular the visual media, to a joint ESA/Industry briefing on the Cluster project at 10h30 on Tuesday, 11 October at IABG, Einsteinstrasse 20, OTTOBRUNN (Germany).
After the meeting, ESA and Industry representatives as well as mission specialists will be available for interviews. A detailed agenda is enclosed. If you intend to participate please return the attached registration form by fax (33.1) to ESA Public Relations Division.


Tuesday 11 October 1994 - IABG (Munich)


09h30 Welcome and first photo opportunity
10h30-10h35 Welcome by IABG Director
10h35-10h40 Introduction by Kurt-Johann Gluitz, Dornier, Vice-President Satellite Systems
10h40-10h55 The ESA science programme by Roger Bonnet, Director of the ESA Science programme
10h55-11h10 The mission overview by Rudi Schmidt, ESA, Cluster Project Scientist
11h10-11h20 The Cluster project by John Credland, ESA Cluster Project Manager
11h20-11h30 Cluster and the European Industry by Gunther Lehn, Dornier Cluster Project Manager
11h30-12h00 Question and answer session
12h00-14h00 Interviews and buffet lunch
13h00-14h00 Second photo opportunity
14h00 End