[FPSPACE] FW: Press Release N° 33-2005 - Deep Impact
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Tue Jun 21 12:42:59 EDT 2005
>From: "ESA" <contactesa at esa.int>
>Reply-To: ContactESA at esa.int
>Subject: Press Release N° 33-2005 - Deep Impact
>Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 16:37:47 +0200
>No.33-2005 Paris, 21 June 2005
>Deep Impact: getting to the heart of a comet with Europes contribution
>On 4 July 2005 at 07:52 CEST (Central European Summer Time), NASAs Deep
>Impact mission, launched on 12 January this year, will start exploring a
>comet's interior by producing a crater with an impactor spacecraft,
>allowing another spacecraft to look deep inside the comet during a fly-by
>For the first time, it will be possible to study the crust and the interior
>of a comet. As the material inside the comet's nucleus is pristine, it will
>reveal new information on the early phases of the solar system. This is a
>natural precursor to ESAs Rosetta cometary mission, which seeks to perform
>the subtler task of orbiting and landing on a comet.
>The impact will produce a crater expected to range in size from a house to
>a football stadium and reach an unknown depth. Ice and dust debris will be
>ejected from the crater, revealing fresh material beneath. Sunlight
>reflecting off the ejected material will provide some brightening that will
>fade as the debris dissipates into space or falls back onto the comet.
>Dramatic images of the impactor spacecrafts final approach and possibly of
>the impact itself and of the crater will be sent to Earth in near-real time
>by both spacecraft.
>Several observatories in orbit around Earth and countless Earth-bound
>telescopes will work in concert for an unprecedented global observation
>campaign to collect a maximum amount of additional data and information on
>ESA will use both its Rosetta comet chaser and the XMM/Newton Observatory
>to observe the impact. ESAs 1-metre OGS telescope on Tenerife (Canary
>Islands, Spain) will be used for observations from the ground. The NASA/ESA
>Hubble Space Telescope will also observe the event.
>The European Southern Observatory (ESO) will direct all seven telescopes it
>operates at the La Silla and Parañal sites in Chile towards the event,
>amongst them the Earths currently most powerful and highest-resolution
>instruments in the infrared and visible wavelength ranges.
>Initial data from these European observations will be available on 4 and 5
>July, beginning a few hours after the impact, to enhance the images and
>information from the Deep Impact spacecraft itself.
>Highlights of the day will be:
>4 July 07:15 CEST (05:15 GMT) ESA TV live event (approx 60 minutes) based
>on NASA-TV plus studio interviews and inserts, with links to ESO, MPI
>Lindau (Rosetta), ESA/ ESAC (XMM/Newton) and ESA/ESOC (mission
>09:30 CEST (07:30 GMT) ESA TV update on European observations (approx 20
>10:00 CEST (08:00 GMT) NASA media briefing live rebroadcast by ESA TV
>(approx 30 minutes).
> 18:00 CEST (16:00 GMT) ESA TV update with first Hubble image (black
> and white) (approx 20 minutes).
> 20:00 CEST (18:00 GMT) NASA media briefing live rebroadcast by ESA
> TV (approx 30 minutes).
>5 July 06:00 CEST (04:00 GMT) ESA TV update with first ESO colour images
>The live portion of the ESA TV production and the NASA media briefing
>(07:15-10:30 CEST) can be watched at various ESA centres and elsewhere in
>Europe: ESA/ESOC at Darmstadt (Germany), ESA/ESTEC at Noordwijk (the
>Netherlands), ESA/ESRIN at Frascati (Italy), ESA/ESAC at Villafranca
>(Spain), La Cité de lEspace in Toulouse, ESA Headquarters in Paris and Le
>Parc-aux-Etoiles at Triel-sur-Seine (France), ESO in Garching, Munich and
>PPARC, London. In most places, experts will be available for interviews.
>Media representatives wishing to attend the event at any of the centres are
>kindly requested to fill in the attached accreditation form and return it
>to the relevant contact person listed for each venue.
>(*) ESA Television downlink parameters will be posted at
>http://television.esa.int, about 72 hours before the event.
>For further information and a daily update of the transmission schedule,
>visit our website at http://television.esa.int. For all TV enquiries,
>contact Claus Habfast, Tel +31 71 565 3838, Fax +31 71 565 6340, e-mail
>claus.habfast at esa.int.
>For further information:
>ESA Media Relations Division
>Tel. + 33 1 5369 7155
>Fax. + 33 1 5369 7690
>ACCREDITATION REQUEST FORM
>Deep Impact: gettin to the heart of a comet with Europes contributionMedia
>events on Monday 4 JulyFirst name: ______________________ Surname:
>_______________________ Fax: _______________________________ Mobile:
>___________________ E-mail:______________________________ Monday 4 July I
>will attend the following press briefing (from 07:00 until 10:30 hrs
>approx): [ ] Germany Location: ESA/ESOC Robert Bosch Strasse 5, Darmstadt,
>Germany Contact: Jocelyne Landeau-Constantin Tel: +49(0)6151.90.2696 Fax:
>+49.(0)6151.90.2961 [ ] GermanyLocation: ESO Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2
>D-85748 Garching bei MünchenContact: Dr Henri Boffin - ESO Press OfficeTel:
>+49(0)89 3200 6222.Email: hboffin at eso.org[ ] France Location: La Cité de
>lEspace, Avenue Jean Gonord 31500 ToulouseContact: P. Droneau,
>Tel.:+33(0)5 62 71 56 05E-mail: p.droneau at cite-espace.com[ ]
>FranceLocation: Parc-aux-Etoiles, 2 rue de la Chapelle, 78510
>Triel-sur-SeineContact: 33(0)1 39 74 75 10E-mail:
>parcauxetoiles at wanadoo.fr[ ] FranceLocation: ESA Headquarters, 8-10 rue
>Mario Nikis, 75015 ParisContact: Anne-Marie RemondinTel.: + 33(0)1 53 69 71
>55Fax: + 33(0)1 53 69 76 90[ ] The Netherlands Location: ESA/ESTEC,
>Keplerlaan 1, Noordwijk, The Netherlands Contact: Michel van Baal Tel.:
>+31(0)71.565.3008 Fax: +31(0)71.565.5728 [ ] Italy Location: ESA/ESRIN, Via
>Galileo Galilei, Rome, Italy Contact: Franca Morgia Tel.: +39.06.9418.0951
>Fax: +39.06.9418.0952 [ ] Spain Location: ESA/ESAC, Apartado 50727, Madrid,
>Spain Contact: Monica Oerke Tel.: +34(0)91.813.1100 Fax: +34(0)91.8131189 [
>] United Kingdom PPARC Media Briefing starting at 06:30 BSTLocation: Church
>House Conference Centre, LondonContact: Gill Ormrod - PPARC Press
>OfficeTel: +44 (0)1793 442012. Mobile: +44(0)781 8013509Email:
>gill.ormrod at pparc.ac.uk
>Carolina Martinez:- NASA/JPL Media Relations
>Tel: + 1 818 354-9382
>Carolina.Martinez at jpl.nasa.gov
>DC Agle - NASA Press Office
>Tel: + 1 818 393 9011
>Email: agle at jpl.nasa.gov
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