Members of the media are invited to ESA Headquarters in Paris, France, on 15 September for the announcement of the primary landing site for Rosetta’s lander Philae. The event will also be live-streamed for those not attending the event at and

Draft Programme (subject to change)
ESA Headquarters
8–10 rue Mario Nikis
75738 Paris Cedex 15
10:30               Doors open
11:00               Fred Jansen, Rosetta mission manager, ESA
                         Landing: the next big step after wake-up and arrival
11:10               Stephan Ulamec, Philae lander manager, DLR
                        Presentation of primary and back-up landing sites and the respective descents
Holger Sierks, PI OSIRIS instrument, MPS Göttingen
                        Detailed images of the primary landing site
11:25               Jean-Pierre Bibring, Lead lander scientist, IAS Orsay
                        Scientific expectations regarding the primary landing site
11:35               Andrea Accomazzo, Rosetta flight director, ESA
                        Timeline and operational challenges of the landing
11:45               Fred Jansen, Rosetta mission manager, ESA
                        Next steps on the way to landing
11:55               Questions & Answers
Opportunity for individual interviews
12:30               End of programme

Media are kindly requested to register by 10 September at:

For more details, please see the official call for media on the ESA Portal.