Mars Express media briefing on Friday 25 February

Pack-ice on Mars?
24 February 2005

After a week of major announcements about Mars and the results from ESA’s Mars Express mission, ESA will host a press briefing on 25 February to present the main conclusions of the First Mars Express Science Conference.

The briefing will take place at ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, the Netherlands, at 14:00 CET (room Newton).

The event’s programme is as follows:

14:00 Introduction F. Jansen (ESA Mars Express Mission Manager)
14:05 Welcome D. Southwood (ESA Director of Science)
14:10 Overview of scientific instruments A. Chicarro (ESA Mars Express Project Scientist)
14:15 ASPERA results S. Barabash (ASPERA co-Principal Investigator)
14:20 MaRS results M. Paetzold (MaRS Principal Investigator)
14:25 SPICAM results JL. Bertaux (SPICAM Principal Investigator)
14:30 PFS results V. Formisano (PFS Principal Investigator)
14:35 OMEGA results JP. Bibring (OMEGA Principal Investigator)
14:40 HRSC results G. Neukum (HRSC Principal Investigator)
14:45 Summary of exobiology session E. Gibson (NASA)
14:50 Summary of future exploration session M. Coradini (ESA Solar System Missions. Coordinator)
14:55 Overall Conclusions A. Chicarro (ESA Mars Express Project Scientist)
15:00 Questions & answers; individual interviews
16:00 End of event

Members of the media interested in listening to the press briefing via telephone, should contact as soon as possible their respective ESA establishment for instructions.

ESA Headquarters , France
Media Relations Office
Tel:+33.(0)1.53.69.7155 - Fax:+33.(0)1.53.69.7690

ESA/ESTEC , The Netherlands
ESTEC Communication Office
Tel: +31(0)71.565.3006 - Fax: +31(0)71.565.5728

ESA/ESOC, Germany:
ESOC Communication Office
Tel: +49(0) 6151.90.2861 - Fax: +49(0)6151.90.2961

ESA/ESRIN , Italy
ESRIN Communication Office
Tel:+39.06.9418.0951 - Fax:+39.06.9418.0352

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