ESA PR 54-2005. This has been a triumphant year for science at the European Space Agency. Almost one year has passed since ESA’s Huygens probe landed on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.
Today, a set of new wide-ranging results from the probe’s two-and-a-half hour descent and landing, part of the extraordinary NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and its moons, is ready for release.
At the same time, ESA’s Mars Express mission is continuing its investigations of Mars, painting a new picture of the 'red planet'. This includes the first ever probing below the surface of Mars, new geological clues with implications for the climate, newly-discovered surface and atmospheric features and, above all, traces of the presence of water on this world.
These and other exciting findings from just one year of observations and data analysis - in the context of ESA’s overall scientific achievements - will be the focus of a press conference to be held at ESA Headquarters in Paris at 16:00 on 30 November 2005.
Media interested in attending are invited to complete the following registration form.
Press conference programme
Space Science Highlights 2005
From (Cassini)-Huygens to Mars Express
30 November 2005, 16:00 hrs
Room 137, European Space Agency Headquarters
8-10 Rue Mario-Nikis,
F-75738 Paris Cedex, France
|16:00||A Year of European Space Science Successes,|
|ESA Director of Scientific Programme|
|16:10||Highlights of the Huygens Mission Results, Jean-Pierre Lebreton, ESA Huygens Project Scientist|
|16:15||Robin Duttaroy, co-Investigator, Doppler Wind Experiment, University of Bonn, Germany|
|16:20||Marcello Fulchignoni , Principal Investigator, Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument,|
|Universite de Paris 7, France|
|16:25||John Zarnecki, Principal Investigator, Surface Science Package, Open University, UK|
|16:30||François Raulin, Co-Investigator, Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer,|
|Universite de Paris 12 – Creteil, France|
|16:35||Guy Israel, Principal Investigator, Aerosol Collector and Pyrolyser,|
|Service d'Aeronomie/CNRS, France|
|16:40||Bruno Bezard, Co-Investigator, Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer, Laboratoire d'Etudes Spatiales|
|et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique, Observatoire de Paris, France|
|16:45||Jonathan Lunine, Interdisciplinary Scientist, Titan surface-atmosphere interactions,|
|Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, USA|
|16:55||Questions and Answers|
|17:10||Mars Express: results in the overall context of Martian science, Agustin Chicarro, ESA Mars Express|
|17:15||Giovanni Picardi, MARSIS radar Principal Investigator, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy|
|Jeffrey Plaut, MARSIS Co-Principal Investigator, NASA/JPL, USA|
|17:25||Martin Pätzold, Mars Radio Science Experiment Principal Investigator,|
|Universität Koln, Cologne, Germany|
|17:30||Jean-Pierre Bibring, OMEGA spectrometer Principal Investigator,|
|Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay, France|
|17:40||Gerhard Neukum, HRSC camera Principal Investigator, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany|
|17:45||Questions and Answers|
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