ESA presents new European astronauts – follow the press conference live

Europe's new astronauts will be presented to the media
19 May 2009

Follow the press conference to present Europe's new astronauts live on the ESA website from 13:15 CEST (11:15 UT) on 20 May. Live coverage is also available via satellite. Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General, and Simonetta Di Pippo, ESA Director of Human Spaceflight, will present the new astronauts at ESA Headquarters.

Programme

13:15 - Introduction of the new ESA astronauts by Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General, and Simonetta Di Pippo, ESA Director of Human Spaceflight
13:30 - The new ESA astronauts introduce themselves
14:00 - Questions and Answers
14:15 – End of press conference

Satellite coordinates

Eutelsat W2A (@10° Est) - Transponder D05 - Channel C
Downlink: 11.54091 GHz - Vertical Polarisation
Modulation: DVB-S QPSK
FEC: 3/4
Symbol rate: 6.1113

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