Media representatives are invited to a briefing on BepiColombo, ESA and JAXA’s joint mission to Mercury, and to view the spacecraft before it leaves for Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, for launch next year.
The 52nd International Paris Air and Space Show at Le Bourget will open its doors on Monday, 19 June. Media are invited to join ESA at the events presented at its pavilion, located between the two full-scale models of the Ariane 1 and Ariane 5 launchers near the permanent Air and Space Museum.
Media are invited to ESA’s European Astronaut Centre on Friday, 2 June, to witness the return to Earth of Thomas Pesquet. The events include a live viewing of the capsule’s landing, a photo opportunity with Thomas Pesquet on arrival of the ESA aircraft in Cologne and a press conference three days after return.