On Wednesday 16 January, ESA Director General Antonio Rodotà will be
meeting the media at ESA Headquarters in Paris. The gathering will start
at 08:30 with breakfast, followed at 09:00 by a press conference to take
stock of the Agency’s achievements in 2001 and to announce the activities
planned for 2002.

This year will see the launch of major ESA Earth observation and science
missions (ENVISAT, Meteosat Second Generation, Integral, SMART-1), further
International Space Station assembly missions, and visits by European
astronauts to the Station in April and October.

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

For further information, please contact :

ESA Media Relations Office

Tel: +33(0)

Fax: +33(0)

ESA Director General’s press breakfast

Wednesday 16 January 2002 – 08h30

ESA – 8/10, rue Mario Nikis – F-75015-Paris

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Media :  _________________________________________________________________

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