The Week Ahead | U.S. Congress on recess; ILA Berlin Air Show takes flight

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The U.S. Congress is on recess until June 6, when lawmakers will return to Washington for 21 non-consecutive legislative days before leaving July 15 for a seven-week recess that runs through Labor Day weekend (Sept. 5).

Monday was Memorial Day, so a shortened work week in Washington begins with a Secure World Foundation panel discussion Tuesday afternoon on U.S. national security space strategy.

Monday-Friday:

  • The Hague, Netherlands: The European Space Solutions conference discusses the roles space systems can provide in topics ranging from agriculture to climate change to energy.
  • Valetta, Malta: The 4S Symposium discusses the development of small satellites, primarily in Europe.

Tuesday:

Tuesday-Thursday:

Tuesday-Friday:

Wednesday-Saturday:

  • Berlin: The ILA Berlin Air Show includes a space pavilion and a dedicated “Space Day” on Thursday.

Thursday-Saturday:

Friday-Saturday:

  • London: SpaceUp:UK is an “unconference” with sessions on topics on science, education and human spaceflight organized by participants.

Saturday:

  • Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia: A Rockot launch vehicle is expected to launch a GEO-IK 2 geodetic satellite.

Saturday-Sunday: