RAS Public Lecture: ESA's Space Science and Exploration Missions

Tuesday, 9 May, 2017

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7:00 pm, 9th May 2017, at The Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, LONDON, W1J 0BQ

ESA's Space Science and Exploration Missions Professor Mark McCaughrean   (Venue: Royal Astonomical Society Lecture Theatre, booking required - booking opens 12 April 2017 - free tickets via Eventbrite). In this talk, Prof. Mark McCaughrean will present some key recent results from ongoing missions, including the Milky Way surveyor Gaia, the gravitational wave technology testbed LISA Pathfinder, and present results from two major solar system missions, namely the Rosetta comet chaser, which ended its mission at Comet 67P in September 2016, and the ExoMars 2016 mission, which arrived at Mars in October 2016. He will conclude with a look forward to the exciting new mission currently being built for launch in coming years.