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Cosmic Vision M4 candidate missions: presentation event

Cosmic Vision M4 candidate missions: presentation event

5 May 2017

ARIEL, THOR, and XIPE, the three candidates for the M4 medium-class mission in ESA's Science Programme, will be presented to the science community at a special event in Paris on 3 July 2017. The deadline to register for this event is 10 June.

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In June 2015, ARIEL, THOR, and XIPE were selected as the three M4 mission candidates. The M4 mission has a launch opportunity in 2025.

The mission concepts have completed their Assessment Phase study activities, and a recommendation about which concept should be carried forward for Definition Phase activities will be issued under the responsibility of the Advisory Structure to the ESA Science Programme. The present plan is to submit to the Science Programme Committee the proposal to select one mission in November 2017.

In view of this selection, the three M4 mission concepts for ARIEL, THOR, and XIPE will be presented to the scientific community on 3 July 2017, at the Institut Océanographique de Paris, in Paris, France. The meeting is foreseen to start at 13:00 and will end at 18:00.

All interested parties are invited to attend this event. Due to the limited capacity of the venue, registration, by 10 June 2017 at the latest, is mandatory.

The registration form, as well as practical details and logistical information about the event are available at the event home page:


Olga Garcés
Director's Office
Directorate of Science
European Space Agency

Luigi Colangeli
Head of the Science Coordination Office (SCI-CS)
Directorate of Science
European Space Agency

Last Update: 1 September 2019
16-Jul-2024 04:03 UT

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