ESA Bulletin 124 (November 2005)
This issue of the Bulletin takes an in-depth look at the Venus Express mission. The successful launch, the mission, the spacecraft, the science return, as well as the ground segment and mission operations are featured.
Included in the 'In Brief' section is the article: "ESA Council Meeting at Ministerial Level Charts Europe’s Future Direction in Space" (click the title for direct download).
The Venus Express Mission
Donald McCoy, Thorsten Siwitza & Roy Gouka
Venus Express: The Spacecraft
Alistair J. Winton et al.
The Science Return from Venus Express
Håkan Svedhem, Olivier Witasse & Dmitri V. Titov
Venus Express Ground Segment and Mission Operations
Manfred Warhaut & Andrea Accomazzo
ESA’s New Cebreros Station Ready to Support Venus Express
Manfred Warhaut, Rolf Martin & Valeriano Claros
The Roadmap for a GMES Operational Oceanography Mission
Mark Drinkwater et al.
EGNOS Operations and Their Planned Evolution
Laurent Gauthier et. al.
The BGAN Extension Programme
Juan J. Rivera, Eyal Trachtman & Madhavendra Richharia