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N° 2–1999: ESA's Director General to meet the international press in Paris

4 January 1999

On Tuesday 12 January, ESA's Director General, Antonio Rodotà, will meet the media at ESA Head Office in Paris for a press breakfast starting at 8:30 am, to talk about the events planned for the new year.

This year will see the construction of the International Space Station, numerous launches by Ariane-4 and Ariane-5, and the completion of several spacecraft to be launched in 2000 and beyond. In May the ESA Member State ministers responsible for space activities will gather at a Council meeting in Brussels to take the necessary decisions to secure Europe's crucial position in space activities.

Media representatives wishing to attend the press breakfast are kindly requested to complete the attached accreditation form and return it, preferably by fax, to the ESA Public Relations Division in Paris (Fax : +33(0)

Press Breakfast wit ESA's Director General Tuesday 12 January 1999 - 08h30-10h00
ESA, 8-10, rue Mario Nikis, 75015-Paris