An artificial Proba-2 view of the solar north pole03 December 2018
An artificial Proba-2 view of the solar north pole03 December 2018 We’ve sent numerous missions into space to study the Sun; past and present solar explorers include ESA’s Proba-2 (PRoject for OnBoard Autonomy 2) and SOHO (SOlar Heliospheric Observatory) probes, NASA’s SDO and STEREOmiss...
Elysium Planitia26 November 2018
Elysium Planitia26 November 2018 At just before 9pm Central European Time on 26 November, Mars will receive a new visitor: NASA’s InSight lander.
Exoplanet mission launch slot announced26 November 2018
Exoplanet mission launch slot announced26 November 2018 The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, will target 15 October to 14 November 2019 for launch.
Integral X-rays Earth's aurora20 November 2018
Integral X-rays Earth's aurora20 November 2018 ESA’s Integral satellite has been scouring the skies around the Earth for signs of high-energy radiation since 2002, observing particles thrown off by extreme phenomena such as black holes, neutron stars, and supernova explosions. On 10 Nove...
Extended life for ESA's science missions14 November 2018
Extended life for ESA's science missions14 November 2018 ESA's Science Programme Committee (SPC) has confirmed the continued operations of ten scientific missions in the Agency's fleet up to 2022. After a comprehensive review of their scientific merits and technical status, the SPC has decided to extend th...
Testing the radar antenna for Juice14 November 2018
Testing the radar antenna for Juice14 November 2018 A miniaturised model of the Juice spacecraft during electromagnetic tests at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands.