ESA highlights in the last quarter of 2022

A very busy end of the year 2022 lies ahead for ESA: the ESA Ministerial Council in Paris will take critical decisions for fostering the European space sector and bringing the benefits of space and its applications to citizens in Europe and worldwide. Furthermore, the results of ESA’s astronaut selection will be announced at the end of the Council.

Europe needs more geopolitical autonomy to play a role in the world and secure the welfare of Europeans. This is also true for space. ESA can achieve things that go beyond the capability of any single ESA Member State. Together European space is much stronger.

The list below gives media representatives an overview of the most important events on the agency’s agenda. Please note that the dates can be subject to change. ESA will inform about the precise dates closer to the actual events.

4 Quarter 2022:

Artemis-I launch

Date: Next launch dates, currently 27 September or 2 October

More information:­ce_Explora­tion/Human­_and_Robot­ic_Explora­tion/Orion­/Artemis_I

ESA Day in coordination with the Netherlands

ESA’s Open Day at ESTEC, the technical centre in Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Date: 2 October 2022

ESA Day in coordination with Spain

Media opportunities during the Big Science Business Forum ( ), Granada

Date: 5 October 2022

ESA Day in coordination with Poland

Ten years of Poland in ESA, Warsaw

Date: 27-28 October 2022

Samantha Cristoforetti’s return from the ISS

Date: first half of October 2022

Latest updates on the Exploration blog:­ration/cat­egory/astr­onauts/sam­antha-cris­toforetti/

End of ESA’s astronaut selection process: ESA introduces the new class of ESA astronauts
Date: 23 November 2022

ESA Ministerial Council in Paris, France
Date: 22-23 November 2022

Launch of the first Meteosat Third Generation satellite from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana
Date: December 2022­/Observing­_the_Earth­/Meteorolo­gical_miss­ions/meteo­sat_third_­generation

Updates on launches and other events will also be published on the ESA Newsroom Calendar:­m/Calendar

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