Replay of media briefing at the Paris Air Show with ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain and his successor Johann-Dietrich Woerner, currently Chairman of the Executive Board of the DLR German Aerospace Center.
Le Bourget, 15 June 2015.
Replay of press conference at the Paris Air Show on the first results from ESA's Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV). After a perfect mission on 11 February 2015, IXV travelled from the splashdown site in the Pacific Ocean just west of the Galapagos islands, to Le Bourget. In the five months since the mission, the initial analysis has been completed and the team unveiled the first results.
Watch a replay of the roundtable discussion at the Paris Air Show on the European Data Relay System (EDRS). EDRS will allow the transmission of data from space at unprecedented quantities and speed. Copernicus Sentinel-1 and -2 will be the first operational satellites to use its innovative laser technology, enabling a true SpaceDataHighway. The project’s key players discuss its future services and business opportunities. EDRS is a public–private partnership between ESA and Airbus Defence and Space.
Signature of the Indigo contract on 16 June 2015 at the Paris Air and Space Show by Magali Vaissiere, ESA’s Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, Stephen Spengler, CEO at Intelsat and Serge Van Herck, CEO at Newtec.
New technologies to help fully exploit the capabilities of the next generation of high-throughput telecom satellites will be developed under a public–private partnership between ESA and global satellite operator Intelsat. The Indigo project will develop new ground segment innovations that maximise the new capabilities offered by the latest Intelsat EpicNG satellites.
Replay of media briefing at the Paris Air Show with members of the Rosetta team. ESA’s Rosetta comet-chaser has captured the world’s imagination. It is the first mission in history to rendezvous with a comet, land and escort it during its journey around the Sun. The briefing includes an update on the mission, some of the latest results, and an outline what still lies ahead.
A ceremony took place to celebrate the 10 years of the Luxembourg accession as an ESA Member state, at the ESA Pavilion during the Paris Air & Space show, on 17 June 2015.
Speakers (from left to right): Franco Bonacina, ESA Director General's Spokesperson; Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy; Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General; and Yves Elsen, President GLAE / Space Cluster).
ESA and Australia’s CSIRO national research organisation have signed an agreement which will give Australia better access to information from Europe’s Earth-observing satellites, while ESA will benefit from Australia’s scientific expertise. Signed at the Paris Air & Space Show today by the Director of ESA’s Earth Observation Programmes, Volker Liebig, and CSIRO’s Executive Director of National Facilities and Collections, David Williams, the agreement focuses on the collaboration between Australian and European researchers in the evaluation of satellite data for use in Australia, while jointly developing new applications and space technologies for future satellites.