Date: Thu, Nov 15, 2012 | 07:30 - 07:45 GMT | 08:30 - 08:45 CET
Type: ESA TV Exchange
The objectives and priorities for Europe in space will be discussed at the Council at Ministerial Level in Naples, Italy on 20–21 November.
Ministers in charge of space activities within the 20 ESA Member States and Canada will meet to decide on a plan for pushing knowledge, supporting an innovative and competitive Europe and enabling space-based services.
Thanks to Ariane, and now also with Soyuz and Vega, Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana allows to launch any satellite on any orbit.
This independant Europe's access into space will be guaranteed and consolidated in the future with the perspective of new launcher developemnts.
This ESA TV video examines the priorities for launchers whioh are key for all missions. It includes an interview with Antonio Fabrizi, ESA Director of Launchers in English and Italian.
More backgroud information can be found on: http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Launchers_Home/index.html
Satellite Parameters: Eutelsat 9A at 9 degrees E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.