June 12, 2019

CNES at the 2019 International Paris Air Show

For the 53rd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget (SIAE 2019) opening on Monday 17 June, CNES will be showcasing France’s space activities as it does for every edition of the event in its pavilion and chalet, in front of the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace, at the foot of the Ariane 5 mock-up.

A ‘retro-futuristic’ pavilion
Four six-metre-high LED screens and mock-ups of the Prometheus engine, the MicroCarb satellite and Ariane 6’s ELA4 launch pad will beckon visitors to enter CNES’s pavilion.

A series of modules will show the latest innovations in miniaturization, standardization and digitization of satellites, and the latest launch base developments at the Guiana Space Centre. Satellite applications in the fields of Earth observation, telecommunications, defence and space exploration will also be on display. A final module focused on international cooperation will give the German aerospace centre DLR the chance to present joint efforts being pursued in partnership by France and Germany. Each module will evoke a ‘retro-futuristic’ spacecraft with screens, panels and models presenting current and future projects and concepts.

In the centre of the pavilion, a holographic display showing the face of Arthur C. Clarke, the author of 2001: a Space Odyssey, will present the vision of the future imagined by this historic figure of the 1960s and 70s, a fairly accurate prediction of what we see today. Lastly, a Zero-Gravity module will enable visitors to take a photo of themselves giving the illusion of being in weightlessness aboard a space station.

Events to watch out for
•    Monday 17 June
o    11:45 – Visit of President Emmanuel Macron to the CNES pavilion: launch of the Space Climate Observatory with space agency representatives | CNES Pavilion
o    11:45 – Signing of international cooperation agreements | CNES Chalet
o    14:00 – Presentation of Mars rock to Thomas Pesquet | CNES Pavilion
o    14:25 – Visit of the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, François de Rugy, to the CNES Pavilion | CNES Pavilion
o    14:30 – Signing of a cooperation agreement on launcher expertise, Earth observation data, NewSpace and nanosatellites with Portugal Space | CNES Chalet
o    14:30 – Presentation of Global Space, the international rendezvous of the space community | CNES Chalet

•    Tuesday 18 June
o    09:00 – Agreement on CFOSat with CNSA and Eumetsat | CNES Chalet
o    10:00 – Roundtable on space exploration with space agency representatives | CNES Chalet
o    11:45 – Signature of an agreement with the Occitanie Regional Council to develop regional space applications | CNES Chalet
o    15:00 – CNES-DLR roundtable on mobility | CNES Chalet
o    15:15 – Ceremony announcing winners of the Generation ISS competition with Frédérique Vidal, Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and Thomas Pesquet | CNES Pavilion
o    15:45 – Presentation of Kineis | CNES Chalet

•    Wednesday 19 June
o    12:30 – Signing of an agreement with the Grand-Est Regional Council to develop regional space applications | CNES Chalet
o    15:30 – Launch of ActInSpace international hackathon | CNES Chalet
o    16:10 – Visit of Amelie de Montchalin, Secretary of State with responsibility for European Affairs, to the CNES Pavilion | CNES Pavilion

•    Thursday 20 June
o    15:15 – Signing of partnership agreement with COFREX concerning CNES’s  presence in the France Pavilion at Dubai World Expo 2020 | CNES Chalet
o    15:30 – Launch of ActInSpace national hackathon | CNES Chalet

•    Friday 21 June
o    16:20 – Visit of Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister for Education and Youth, to the CNES Pavilion | CNES Pavilion

Programme of conferences with experts, scientists, project leaders and engineers
•    Monday 17 June – Inside space exploration
o    14:30 – InSight: taking the pulse of Mars
o    14:45 – The Moon, Mars and beyond
o    15:15 – Comparing exploration of Mars and asteroids
o    15:45 – What the dinosaurs didn’t know
o    16:15 – Mars sample return

•    Tuesday 18 June – Space applications and defence
o    10:00 – GNSS benefiting rail transport and agriculture
o    11:00 – CSO: military eyes in the sky
o    11:45 – ‘Let’s meet Space Start-ups’ pitches
o    13:30 – Spacecraft engineering and technologies
o    15:45 – Kineis: French NewSpace meets the Internet of Things
o    16:15 – Universal access to healthcare everywhere

•    Wednesday 19 June – Inside science
o    10:00 – Space boosting innovations in healthcare
o    10:45 – Taranis: beyond lightning
o    11:30 – Biomimetics applied to space
o    12:15 – InSight: taking the pulse of Mars
o    13:45 – ‘Let’s meet Space Start-ups’ pitches
o    15:00 – BepiColombo: en route to Mercury
o    15:45 – Connecting with gravitational waves

•    Thursday 20 June – French Guiana and launcher innovations
o    10:00 – The Guiana Space Centre and ELA4
o    11:00 – Callisto and Prometheus
o    12:00 – ‘Let’s meet Space Start-ups’ pitches
o    15:00 – Launchers of the future

•    Friday 21 June – Earth observation and Climate
o    10:00 – The Space Climate Observatory
o    10:45 – MERLIN watching out for methane
o    11:45 – ‘Let’s meet Space Start-ups’ pitches
o    13:45 – ‘Let’s meet Space Start-ups’ pitches
o    15:00 – Perseus: making the future happen
o    15:30 – BepiColombo: en route to Mercury

•    Saturday 22 June – Public open day
o    10:30 – Exoplanets
o    11:00 – Exoplanets
o    11h30 – Connecting with gravitational waves
o    11h45 – InSight: taking the pulse of Mars
o    12h00 – BepiColombo: en route to Mercury
o    12h15 – Connecting with gravitational waves
o    12h30 – InSight: taking the pulse of Mars
o    12h45 – BepiColombo: en route to Mercury
o    13h00 – Connecting with gravitational waves
o    14h30 – Exoplanets
o    15h15 – Exoplanets
o    15h45 – InSight: taking the pulse of Mars
o    16h00 – Kineis: French NewSpace meets the Internet of Things

•    Sunday 23 June – Public open day
o    10h30 – Kineis: French NewSpace meets the Internet of Things
o    11h00 – Latest human spaceflight news
o    11h30 – Exploring Mercury to gain new insights into Earth
o    11h45 – InSight: taking the pulse of Mars
o    12h00 – InSight: taking the pulse of Mars
o    12h30 – InSight: taking the pulse of Mars
o    12h45 – InSight: taking the pulse of Mars
o    13h15 – Kineis: French NewSpace meets the Internet of Things
o    13h30 – Latest human spaceflight news
o    15h45 – InSight: taking the pulse of Mars
o    16h00 – InSight: taking the pulse of Mars

Accreditations and enquiries
Accreditations for Paris Air Show: https://siaepresse.mybadgeonline.com/presse
Accreditations for CNES events: cnes-presse@cnes.fr

CONTACTS
Pascale Bresson    Press Officer    Tel: +33 (0)1 44 76 75 39    pascale.bresson@cnes.fr
Raphaël Sart    Press Officer    Tel: +33 (0)1 44 76 74 51    raphael.sart@cnes.fr
Sébastien Martignac    Press Officer    Tel. +33 (0)1 44 76 78 35    sebastien.martignac@cnes.fr