Programme

ESA will be present at the ILA international air and space show that takes place on 1–4 June at Berlin ExpoCenter Airport.

ESA, together with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the DLR German Aerospace Center and the BDLI German Aerospace Industries Association, will be arranging the Space Pavilion, highlighting European and German space programmes and achievements.

The following events are of special interest:

Wednesday 1 June

10:00-11:00
Ariane 6: Technology Made in Germany for Europe’s Leadership Position
With representatives from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, ESA, DLR, Airbus Safran Launchers, MT-Aerospace, German suppliers and Ariane engineers
Location: Space Pavilion, Hall 4 - Auditorium 

15:30-16:30
ESA DG Press Conference
Media are invited to join the ESA Director General’s press conference, where an overview of the status of ESA’s many programmes will be provided.
Location: Space Pavilion, Hall 4 – First floor

Thursday 2 June

10:30 – 15:00
ILA Space Day Conference – Changing Space - Challenges and Opportunities for Space
On Thursday, 2 June, in the Auditorium of the Space Pavilion, four moderated panel discussions will take place for an invited audience
Invitation only via BDLI
Location: Space Pavilion, Hall 4 - Conference area

15.00 - 15.30
Signature of the PILOT system contract between ESA and Airbus Defence and Space
PILOT (Precise and Intelligent Landing using Onboard Technologies) system, is a key European element to be flown on the robotic Luna-Resource lander mission as part of the ESA cooperation with Roscosmos on exploration. 
Location: Space Pavilion, Hall 4 - First floor

15:30 – 16:20
Panel discussion: Women in Aerospace Europe
With PSts Brigitte Zypries, MP
Parliamentary Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Government Coordinator for the Aerospace Industry
Organised by DLR and Women in Aerospace Europe
Location: Space Pavilion, Hall 4 - Conference area

Friday 3 June

11:15 – 12:15
Getting Ready for Human Exploration Missions beyond Earth Orbit to the Vicinity of the Moon
Location: Space Pavilion, Hall 4 - Conference area

14:30 – 20:00
ESA Astronauts
The following presentations will be held in the Conference area:

14:30-14:50         Welcome with ESA astronauts: Thomas Reiter, Jean-François Clervoy, Luca Parmitano, Reinhold Ewald, Ulf Merbold, and André Kuipers

15:00-15:45         ISS Benefits: What’s in it for us?
Moderated talk about the benefits of research on the International Space Station

16:00-16:45         The Future of the International Space Station: What now?
Moderated talk about the extension of operations on the International Space Station

17:00-17:45         The Earth from Space: The other perspective
Moderated talk about the breath-taking views of Earth from Low Earth Orbit

18:00-18:45         Exploration: Where are we going next?
Moderated talk about ESA’s strategy for future exploration of space

19:00-19:45         Grand Finale with all astronauts on stage

Saturday 4 June

10:00 -10:45 
Rosetta
Speaker to be announced

11:00 -11:45
ESA's Astronomy Missions 
Rainer Kresken, ESA 

12:00 -12:45
ExoMars Mission 
Michel Denis, ESA

14:00 -14:45
Lisa Pathfinder Mission
Jens Reiche, AEI

15:00 -15:45 
BIROS – German small satellite for fire detection
Speaker to be announced, DLR 

16:00 -16:45
From TanDEM-X to TanDEM-L – Earth observation with radar data
Younis Marwan, DLR 

17:00 -17:45
MASCOT – jumping over an asteroid
Christian Grimm, DLR 

All times are provisional. Follow the ESA website for the latest updates.

All events take place in the Space Pavilion, Hall 4

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