26th February 2004
7:15 Arrival of guests.
Handout of documentation.
7:40 Welcome address and message on VILSPA’s role in ROSETTA, by VILSPA Station Director, Mr. Valeriano Claros
7:55 Presentation of Rosetta Mission by ESA Project Scientist, Dr. Agustin Chicarro
8:15 Live Video transmission from Kourou
8:36 Live TV Transmission of the LAUNCH AN ARIANE 5 with the ROSETTA payload
8:50 Why does Europe fly to a comet? ( part 1 ) at ESOC
9:20 Press Interviews and Breakfast Buffet
10:00 Operational challenges and scientific expectations ( part 2 ) at ESOC
10:25 Live TV transmission of the ignition of Ariane upper stage
11:15 Presentation by Principal Investigator of ROSETTA in Spain, Dr. Rafael Rodrigo (IAA-CSIC): “Spanish participation on Rosetta Mission”
12:00 Connection with ESOC. Rosetta launch and acquisition of signal
12:30 Fairwell from Station Director
End of event