Another delay for ESA’s Sentinel 3A satellite. Scheduled for 2016, week #5, the lift-off will not happen before 16 February. I am in charge of the TV event, provided to media and broadcasted live on dedicated carriers.

It’s great to sit in a real spacecraft – of course with the proper dress code. When I was negotiating with Russian Space giant Roscosmos in 2004, they invited me to their space training facilities near Moscow, and allowed me to test seat in a Soyuz capsule. A remarkable day with remarkably friendly people all around – including  record breaking cosmonaut Sergei Krikaljov and Juri Usatchov. And of course me, coming home with a multi-million Euro space exhibition that turned out to be the most successful ever in Germany.