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Photos: Paris Air & Space Show 2013 in Pictures

Inauguration of the Paris Air Show 2013

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Jean-Jacques Dordain, European Space Agency (ESA) Director General, welcomes Jean-Marc Ayrault, the French Prime Minister at the Inauguration of the Paris Air Show on June 17, 2013.

ESA Signs Contract for ExoMars

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ESA signs the industrial contract with Thales Alenia Space for ExoMars on June 17, 2013. From left to right: Jean-Loïc Galle, Chief Executive Officer, Thales Alenia Space; Giorgio Vincenzo, Vice-President of Science and Exploration, Thales Alenia Space; Alvaro Giménez Cañete, ESA Director of Science and Robotic Exploration and Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General.

ESA Director General Meets the Press

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ESA DG meets the press on June 17, 2013. From left to right: Fernando Doblas, ESA Head of Communication Department, ESA DG Jean-Jacques Dordain and Franco Bonacina, ESA Director General's Spokesperson and Head of the Protocol Office.

Alphasat Model, External View of the Pavilion

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An Alphasat model sits on display at the 2013 Paris Air & Space Show, June 17, 2013.

Space to Innovate

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An ESA display is on view at the Paris Air & Space Show, June 17, 2013.

Understanding the Solar System

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An ESA display entitled "Understanding the Solar System" is on display at the Paris Air & Space Show, June 17, 2013.

Launchers: Enabling Space Activities

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A display of ESA rocket launchers entitled "Launchers: Enabling Space Activities" sits on display at the Paris Air & Space Show, June 17, 2013.

International Cooperation in Space

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An ESA display entitled "International Cooperation in Space" goes on display at the Paris Air & Space Show, June 17, 2013.

Understanding Planets

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Displays entitled "Understanding the Earth" and "Understanding the Solar System" have opened to the public at the Paris Air & Space Show, June 17, 2013.

Swiss Space Systems SOAR Rocket Plane

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An artist's illustration of the Swiss Space Systems SOAR rocket plane and its Airbus A300 mothership in flight. The Payerne, Switzerland-based company unveiled an expansion of those space plane plans at the Paris Air Show on June 17, 2013.

Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer Mission Art

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An artist's illustration of the JUpiter ICy moons Explorer spacecraft in the Jovian system. The mission will launch in 2022 and arrive at Jupiter in 2030 to study the planet and its largest moons. The European Space Agency indicated at the 2013 Paris Air Show that the craft could launch on a Russian Ganymede mission.

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