ABOUT

The 61st Rj Mitchell Memorial Lecture

TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY - 6:00 PM



ROSETTA AND BEYOND: ESA’S INTERPLANETARY MISSIONS OPERATIONS

This year, Dr Paolo Ferri, Head, Missions Operations Department, European Space Agency, will present his lecture entitled: Rosetta and Beyond: ESA’s interplanetary Missions Operations.

The R J Mitchell lecture is the prestige named lecture of the Solent branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Held annually, the lecture was established in 1954. Since that first lecture given by Mr Joe Smith, a colleague of Mitchell’s, many well-known names from the aerospace world have accepted the invitation to present this lecture. The event has assumed international status with speakers from the USA and Europe.

Reginald Mitchell was the designer of the Supermarine Spitfire and the Schneider Trophy winning seaplane, the Supermarine S6B. Mitchell was born in Stoke-on-Trent in 1895, and moved to Southampton in 1916 where he lived and worked until his death in 1937 at the early age of 42.

The evening starts with a reception at 6pm and is followed by the lecture and then a finger buffet.

Tickets for the post-lecture buffet may be collected from the Box Office on the day.

FREE ADMISSION – all welcome.

18:00 – Drinks reception
19:00 Lecture

Advance registration is required by emailing: Solent.raes@outlook.com