Cosmic Vision L-class missions presentation event 2011
Announcement and registration
Three "Large" (L-class) mission concepts, originally proposed to ESA in response to the Call for Missions for the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 plan issued in 2007, are currently studied as candidates for a launch opportunity in 2020. Details of the three mission concepts (EJSM-Laplace, IXO and LISA) are available at http://sci.esa.int/cosmicvision.
All three mission concepts are nearing the completion of their Assessment Phase study activities, and the Advisory Structure to the ESA Science Programme will be asked, in May of 2011, to recommend which of the three should be carried forward for Definition Phase activities. The Science Programme Committee will then decide on the matter in June of 2011.
As a first step in this process, the three L-class mission concepts EJSM-Laplace, IXO and LISA will be presented to the scientific community on 3 February 2011, at the Institut Océanographique de Paris (195 rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris, France). The meeting is foreseen to start at 10:00 and will end at 19:30 with a reception planned for 18:30.
Update (6 Jan 2011): The meeting will start at 11:00 instead of 10:00.
All interested parties (scientific community, industry, national funding agencies, international partners) are invited to attend this event. Practical details and logistic information are available at the links in the right-hand menu.
Please note that registration is mandatory due to the limited capacity of the venue, and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. You are invited to register for this event as soon as possible, and by 15 December 2010 at the latest.
NOTE: The deadline for registration has passed and the registration form is now closed.
Information for NON-attendees
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NOTE: The information request form is closed as of 11 February.