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N° 36–2018: ESA Director General’s press breakfast

21 December 2018

On Wednesday, 16 January 2019, ESA Director General Jan Wörner will meet the media at ESA’s headquarters in Paris.

Programme (times in CET)

08:30   Doors open

09:00   Introductory remarks on the achievements of 2018 and the highlights for 2019, with a particular focus on Space19+, the ministerial conference to be held in Seville, Spain, in November 2019. The remarks will be concluded with an interactive question-and-answer session with the ESA Director General and Programme Directors.

11:00    End



The press conference will take place at ESA headquarters: 24 rue du Général Bertrand, 75015 Paris, France.

Media representatives wishing to attend are requested to register at:


Further information

For more information and dates of activities, ESA Media Relations is updating the Media Calendar and list of official dates for upcoming launches. Both are available on the dedicated media site on ESA’s web portal:

About the European Space Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA) provides Europe’s gateway to space.

ESA is an intergovernmental organisation, created in 1975, with the mission to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space delivers benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

ESA has 22 Member States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Slovenia is an Associate Member.

ESA has established formal cooperation with six Member States of the EU. Canada takes part in some ESA programmes under a Cooperation Agreement.

By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, ESA can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country. It is working in particular with the EU on implementing the Galileo and Copernicus programmes as well as with Eumetsat for the development of meteorological missions.

ESA develops the launchers, spacecraft and ground facilities needed to keep Europe at the forefront of global space activities.

Today, it develops and launches satellites for Earth observation, navigation, telecommunications and astronomy, sends probes to the far reaches of the Solar System and cooperates in the human exploration of space. ESA also has a strong applications programme developing services in Earth observation, navigation and telecommunications.

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For further information, please contact:
ESA Media Relations Office
Tel: +33 1 53 69 72 99


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