Press Conference Proba-2

Proba-2 satellite
25 June 2009

Verhaert Design & Development together with ESA cordially invite to a press conference celebrating the successful development and planned shipment of the Proba-2 satellite.

Proba-2 is the second in the series of small Proba satellites, built by Verhaert Design & Development and supported by the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office. It is being used to serve as a test bed for new technology. It is also equipped with a quartet of science instruments focused on solar and space weather observations. The ESA satellite will be launched from Plesetsk, a Russian launch base, November 2nd together with ESA's Earth Explorer mission SMOS.

The press event will take place on Wednesday July 1st 2009 at 15:00 h in the Verhaert building in Kruibeke, Belgium.

Media will have the opportunity to view the small Proba-2 satellite.

Agenda Press Conference

15:00 h Welcoming speech from Mr. Masure, Managing Director Verhaert
15:05 h Status of Proba-2 and future Proba satellites, presented by Mr. Preud’homme, Commercial Director Verhaert Proba satellites
15:20 h Proba-2 science: LYRA and SWAP, presented by Mr. Berghmans, Royal Observatory of Belgium
15:30 h In Orbit Demonstration missions, a component for technical innovation, presented by Mr. Courtois, ESA Director of Technical and Quality Management
15:40 h Statement from the Belgium Minister for Science Policy Sabine Laruelle
16:00 h Visit to the cleanroom and “farewell” to Proba-2
16:10 h Questions & Answers followed by a reception

Could you please confirm your attendance by fax or email, stating the following:

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Fax your confirmation before 29/06/09 to the number +32 (0)3.253.14.64 or send an e-mail to sabine.vanbeek@verhaertspace.com

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