Members of the media are invited to follow the events "live" at this special event at the Royal Society, with key UK scientists present and a link to ESA mission control in Germany (The feed will be made available to broadcasters on request).
Doors open at 0700 BST (Registration). Press conference starts at 0730 BST Breakfast provided (0930-1015)
The manoeuvre starts at 0815 BST, but the outcome will not be known until 10.30 when key UK players will give their reactions.
All attendees must register in advance with Jill Little, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel 01793 442012
For press queries, contact Julia Maddock, Email Julia.email@example.com or Tel 01793 442094
For background on the mission, see http://www.pparc.ac.uk/Nw/venus_launch.asp
The Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) is the UK's strategic science investment agency. It funds research, education and public understanding in four broad areas of science - particle physics, astronomy, cosmology and space science.
PPARC is government funded and provides research grants and studentships to scientists in British universities, gives researchers access to world-class facilities and funds the UK membership of international bodies such as the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, CERN, the European Space Agency and the European Southern Observatory. It also contributes money for the UK telescopes overseas on La Palma, Hawaii, Australia and in Chile, the UK Astronomy Technology Centre at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh and the MERLIN/VLBI National Facility.
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