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ILA Berlin Air and Space Show 2018
« on: 04/19/2018 08:20 AM »
Press Release


Paris, 18 April 2018

Call for Media: ESA at ILA Berlin Air and Space Show

The European Space Agency will be present at the ILA international air and space show that takes place on 25-29 April at Berlin ExpoCenter Airport, Germany.

ESA, together with the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, the DLR German Aerospace Center and the German Aerospace Industries Association, will feature the benefits, results and future of ESA and German national programmes across all space domains.

ILA welcomes trade visitors from Wednesday 25 April to Friday 27 April, and will open its doors to the general public on the weekend.

Media are invited to attend the following events at the Space Pavillion, hall 4:

Wednesday, 25 April

11:00h.Science is everywhere in ESA: Sentinel-3B, Mars Sample Return and GAIA

ESA’s Director General will present Science as the underpinning theme of ESA and ESA’s Director of Earth Observation will talk about the science of the imminent launch of Sentinel-3B in the evening. ESA’s Director of Science will highlight the 2nd Data Release of GAIA, containing an unprecedented number of 1.3 billion stars’ distance and motion as well as the science that is expected from a Mars Exploration.
•Jan Wörner, ESA Director General
•Josef Aschbacher, ESA’s Director of Earth Observation
•Günther Hasinger, ESA’s Director of Science
•Anthony Brown, Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium, University of Leiden
•Antonella Valenari, Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium, University of Padua

 18:45–22:00h. Sentinel-3B launch event

Follow the launch live of the European satellite from the Russian Plesetsk cosmodrome. Sentinel-3B will join its twin, Sentinel-3A, to provide the largest environmental monitoring programme in the world. Experts from ESA, Eumetsat and the European Commission will give an insight into the Copernicus programme and the latest achievements of the Sentinel missions.

Thursday, 26 April

09:00–10:00h.Business is everywhere

Space is open for business. ESA boosts the role of private companies in the space sector and focuses on delivering benefits to society as a whole. ESA Director General Jan Wörner will meet the press and introduce Europe's debates on competitiveness, innovation through cooperation, space applications and services, exploration and commercial opportunities.

10:15–10:45h. The World Space Alliance

A new digital market place will be born during ILA. The World Space Alliance will offer space-based data and products from ESA’s Copernicus programmes. The partnership between ESA and the world leader in enterprise software will pave the way to geospatial business applications, closing the gap between traditional Earth observation and the digital business world.
•Josef Aschbacher, ESA’s Director of Earth Observation
•Thomas Reiter, ESA’s Interagency Coordinator
•Bianca Hörsch, ESA Chief Digital Officer
•Carsten Linz, Chief Information Officer, SAP Center for Digital Leadership

14:15–15:00h. Exploring the Red Planet – The next steps

Mars has many similarities to Earth, but evolved very differently into the unique worlds we observe today. Understanding the past of the Red Planet will help us understand our own history. Representatives from the European (ESA), American (NASA), German (DLR) and French (CNES) space agencies will discuss their goals and plans for exploring our neighbouring planet and announce the latest developments. The next exciting step is a round trip to Mars to bring scientific samples to laboratories on Earth.
•David Parker, Director, Human and Robotic Exploration, ESA
•Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA
•Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chair of the Executive Board, DLR
•Lionel Suchet, Vice President, CNES
•Mark McCaughrean, Senior Science Advisor, ESA

15:00–15:45h.Space weather mission

Space weather can affect economically vital infrastructure and activities on our planet. A briefing on Europe’s first space weather monitoring mission will explain how crucial data will help spot Earth-arriving coronal mass ejections, improve forecasts of the arrival time at Earth and provide knowledge of active regions on the Sun.
•Juha-Pekka Luntama, Head of the Space Weather Segment, ESA Space Situational Awareness programme
•Representatives from industry partners and aviation

Friday, 27 April

11:15–12:15h. What’s next in European Space Exploration?

While the International Space Station continues to deliver fascinating science, the new era of global exploration is happening. Moon and Mars are the exciting targets of future missions enabled through partnerships, both with international space agencies and private companies. Recent achievements and perspectives of the European space exploration programme will be discussed.
•David Parker, Director, Human and Robotic Exploration, ESA
•Timo Stuffler, Business Development, OHB System
•Oliver Juckenhöfel, Head of On-Orbit Services & Space Exploration, Airbus Defence & Space 
•Alex Brown, UK Manager, European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO)
•Mark McCaughrean, Senior Science Advisor, ESA

14:00–18:00h. Astronauts’ Day

ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti, Matthias Mauer, Thomas Reiter and Reinhold Ewald will give presentations about astronaut training, the future of human spaceflight, science in microgravity and international cooperation in space.

Follow the ESA website for the latest updates and more detailed information.

Check the complete programme of the Space Pavilion, including a number of round tables and events, at:
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Re: ILA Berlin Air and Space Show 2018
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Press release, 20 April 2018

DLR at ILA Berlin 2018 – research aircraft, uncrewed flight, experiments for the Space Station and an Antarctic greenhouse

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The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) will present its latest projects and research results at the ILA Berlin Air Show from 25 to 29 April 2018. Again one of the largest institutional exhibitors in 2018, DLR
will provide fascinating insights into its current research on an approximately 700-square-metre stand in Hall 4, in the Space Pavilion, on the stand of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in Hall 2, and at the ILA CareerCenter
in Hall 1. DLR will also use the outdoor area at ILA to showcase a large part of its research fleet – with various helicopters and aircraft – including its largest fleet member, the A320 ATRA, as well as a variety of experimental aircraft for uncrewed

"At ILA Berlin 2018, the leading trade fair for innovations in the aerospace industry, DLR is presenting forward-looking topics that provide solutions to the most urgent challenges facing society, such as climate change, digitalisation and Industry
4.0 – using the innovative power of the aerospace industry," explains Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chair of the DLR Executive Board. "ILA is the ideal venue for this, and the increased focus on science and research offers DLR excellent opportunities to maintain
and continue expanding its wide network of international collaborations with the scientific and business communities."

DLR will report daily from ILA on Twitter and Facebook. The two DLR press conferences (25 April at 10:00 and 26 April at 10:00) will be broadcast live on the social media platform YouTube.

DLR research aircraft at ILA

As the operator of Europe's largest fleet of civilian research aircraft, DLR will use the outdoor area at ILA to exhibit four research aircraft and two research helicopters. Acting as test platforms, the highly modified aircraft are themselves the
subject of aviation research or are used as platforms for scientific research. Their applications extend from the testing of new aeronautics technologies through Earth and ocean observation to atmospheric research. DLR will showcase the largest member
of its fleet, the Advanced Technology Research Aircraft – an Airbus A320 232 with the registration D ATRA. This aircraft offers aviation researchers and cooperation partners from the European aviation sector a broad variety of opportunities for advanced
development of aircraft in the areas of aerodynamics, avionics, engine concepts and cabin comfort. Designed as an airborne laboratory, the Dassault Falcon 20E is used for global atmospheric and climate research, while the Dornier Do 228 212 D CFFU
is primarily used as a platform to carry radar and optical sensors for Earth observation. In contrast, the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan acts as DLR's 'flying lecture theatre'. Visitors will also be able to inspect the Eurocopter BO 105 research helicopter,
which takes to the sky for research into low-noise approach profiles, pilot assistance systems and flying with external loads. Also on show is the Eurocopter EC 135 Flying Helicopter Simulator (FHS), which provides a unique opportunity for the real-life
testing of innovative guidance and control systems.

Uncrewed flight, alternative fuels and low-noise landing approaches

DLR will present numerous innovative exhibits for the future of aviation at its stand in Hall 4. They include developments for the uncrewed transport of air cargo such as the UFO (Unmanned Freight Operations) project, in which DLR has developed solutions
for the integration of these aircraft into current air traffic systems. Alternative fuels like those recently analysed in a joint research campaign conducted by DLR and NASA offer significant potential for more environment friendly air transport. Visitors
to the DLR stand can see an original instrument rack used in the flight campaign and will be able to witness a live demonstration of burning standard kerosene, with its significantly higher soot emissions, compared to a synthetically optimised fuel.
DLR researchers have developed the Low Noise Augmentation System (LNAS), which provides pilots with assistance in order to reduce the in-flight noise produced by aircraft. Visitors to the stand will have ample opportunity to ask questions about the
necessary adjustments and control settings with which the system ensures noise-optimised landing approaches, as have already been tested at Frankfurt Airport. In addition, the stand will also feature a model showing research into a quiet engine with
noise reduction based on active noise control using compressed air injection.

A climate satellite, a humanoid robot and an asteroid lander

DLR will also showcase its research in the fields of Earth observation, suborbital hypersonic transport and space exploration at its stand in Hall 4. The innovative Tandem-L concept for global, radar-based environmental and climate monitoring will
be presented to visitors alongside the Franco-German Methane Remote Sensing Lidar Mission (MERLIN), which is designed for the global mapping of the greenhouse gas methane. Also on show will be a model of the SpaceLiner, a visionary concept for a suborbital,
hypersonic fixed-wing passenger aircraft that can also be modified to be used as an uncrewed, reusable launch vehicle for the cost-effective launching of satellites into orbit. The humanoid robot TORO will demonstrate its mobility to visitors. DLR
will also join with its partners from the Japanese and French space agencies, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Centre national d'études spatiales (CNES), to present the asteroid mission Hayabusa 2 with a 1:1 model of the spacecraft
and the Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout (MASCOT) lander that it is carrying. MASCOT will touch down on the Ryugu asteroid in October 2018 and then 'hop' across its surface. At the stand of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Bundesministerium
fuer Wirtschaft und Energie; BMWi), DLR will show a model of an experimental space surveillance radar, the German Experimental Space Surveillance and Tracking Radar (GESTRA). In future, this system will be able to identify and catalogue debris and
other objects in space. In addition, the DLR exhibition at the ILA CareerCenter will offer young scientists the unique experience of a virtual spacewalk along the outer shell of the International Space Station (ISS).

A hands-on experience in the ILA Space Pavilion

DLR will present more than 20 topics in the Space Pavilion, which is also in Hall 4. The immense range of space themes on show demonstrates the diversity of scientific and research projects on the operation and infrastructure of space applications,
while also testifying to the support of industry and the German contribution to the European Space Agency (ESA). Visitors can learn how space makes a clear contribution to improving the quality of life on Earth, for instance in the essential work of
Earth observation satellites like the Environmental Mapping and Analysis Programme (EnMAP) in the area of environmental and climate protection. They will also see why and how space derives new knowledge from missions like the 'extended ROentgen Survey
with an Imaging Telescope Array' (eROSITA). Scheduled for launch on 6 June 2018, the 'horizons' mission of German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is exemplary of these and similar benefits. DLR will use its exhibition in the Space Pavilion to provide
information about the mission and its scheduled experiments, including the astronaut assistant CIMON. Designed to investigate the possibility of deploying robotic swarms to explore planets and oceans, the space robots from the ARCHES project are certain
to impress visitors, as will the exhibition about the Antarctic greenhouse EDEN ISS, which is currently in Antarctica to cultivate food, the gained knowledge of which will supply future missions to the Moon and Mars with fresh produce. DLR's Berlin-based
planetary researchers are presenting their BepiColombo Laser Altimeter (BELA) and MErcury Radiometer and Thermal infrared Imaging Spectrometer (MERTIS) experiments, which will be carried as part of the instrument payload on the European/Japanese BepiColombo
mission to Mercury, as well as the 'Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package' (HP3), which will set off for the Red Planet as part of NASA's InSight mission. The partners at the Space Pavilion are DLR, ESA, the German Aerospace Industries Association
(Bundesverband der Deutschen Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie; BDLI) and BMWi. The ILA Space Day will take place in the Space Pavilion on 25 and 26 April 2018, and will feature numerous talks and discussions. ILA Astronaut's Day on 27 April 2018 is open
to the public. The panel will include the German astronauts Hans Schlegel and Ulrich Walter, as well as their US colleagues Tom Henricks, Jerry Ross and Bernard A. Harris, who worked together 25 years ago – in 1993 – during the German D2 mission. DLR
will also stage a Science Show for visitors of all ages in the Space Pavilion between 13:00 and 15:00 on 28 April 2018. Among the guests will be the German ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer.