On Friday 13 October, ESA's Director of Science Prof. Roger Bonnet will announce the next future scientific missions to be flown in the period 2008-2013.
The announcement will be made at ESA's Head Office, 8-10 rue Mario Nikis in Paris, during a press breakfast starting at 08:30.
Media representatives wishing to attend the event are kindly requested to fill out the attached accreditation from and fax it back to ESA Media Relations Office - Paris.
Note to editors
The announcement will follow a two-day meeting of ESA's Space Science Committee (SPC), composed of Delegates from all ESA's Member States, in Paris on 11 and 12 October. The SPC will decide - on the basis of the Space Science Advisory Committee's (SSAC) recommendations formulated earlier in September - about the next Cornerstone (CS) and Flexi (F) Missions that will be implemented in the framework of ESA's Horizons 2000 Programme.
Further information about the Future Mission candidates and the ESA Science Programme can be found at: http://sci.esa.int.
In particular the SSAC recommendations to SPC can be found at: http://sci.esa.int/structure/content/index.cfm?aid=1&cid=2304
Further information on ESA at : http//www.esa.int
For further information, or to register for the press breakfast, please contact:
ESA Communication Department,
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Mr. Hugo Marée
ESA Science Programme Communication Service
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