Rosetta and Philae: one year since landing on a comet12 November 2015
Rosetta and Philae: one year since landing on a comet12 November 2015 One year since Philae made its historic landing on a comet, mission teams remain hopeful for renewed contact with the lander, while also looking ahead to next year’s grand finale: making a controlled impact of the Rosetta orbiter on the comet.
Goodbye VIL-412 November 2015
Goodbye VIL-412 November 2015 ESAC is losing one of its landmarks. The 12 metre VIL-4 antenna being dismantled, the parabolic dish lifted from its mount and lowered to the ground. Once there, it will be cut up and transported from the site.
Destination: Venus10 November 2015
Destination: Venus10 November 2015 On 9 November 2005, 10 years ago today, ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft left Earth and began its 153-day journey to Venus. The craft then spent eight years studying the planet in detail before the mission came to an end in...
Shining a light on the aurora of Mars05 November 2015
Shining a light on the aurora of Mars05 November 2015 ESA’s Mars Express has shed new light on the Red Planet’s rare ultraviolet aurora by combining for the first time remote observations with in situ measurements of electrons hitting the atmosphere.
Sampling the ocean on Enceladus02 November 2015
Sampling the ocean on Enceladus02 November 2015 The Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus as it approached for its closest-ever flyby of the moon's active south polar region.
Be a ‘Cassini Scientist for a Day’ – 2015 Competition announced30 October 2015 The 2015 edition of the 'Cassini Scientist for a Day' competition is now open to entries by students. The competition is designed to give the participants a taste of life as a space scientist. Students are invited to submit a 500-word essay explaining...