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.
Oxia Planum favoured for ExoMars surface mission09 November 2018
Oxia Planum favoured for ExoMars surface mission09 November 2018 The ExoMars Landing Site Selection Working Group has recommended Oxia Planum as the landing site for the ESA-Roscosmos rover and surface science platform that will launch to the Red Planet in 2020.
Windy with a chance of magnetic storms – space weather science with Cluster08 November 2018 Space weather is no abstract concept – it may happen in space, but its effects on Earth can be significant. To help better forecast these effects, ESA’s Cluster mission, a quartet of spacecraft that was launched in 2000, is currently working to unders...
Comet landscape01 October 2018
Comet landscape01 October 2018 On 30 September 2016, ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft came closer than ever to the target it had studied from afar for more than two years, concluding its mission with a controlled impact onto the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G).
Herschel’s view of the Galactic Centre24 September 2018
Herschel’s view of the Galactic Centre24 September 2018 An odd-shaped formation of gas and dust at the centre of the Milky Way, captured by the far-infrared cameras on board ESA’s Herschel space observatory. The nearly continuous strip of dense and cold clumps of material forms an infinity symbol, or...