Aeolus teams ready for space17 August 2018
Aeolus teams ready for space17 August 2018 The teams responsible for flying the Aeolus satellite completed a pre-launch ‘dress rehearsal’ at ESA’s ESOC operations centre in Darmstadt today, the last major step in getting ready for next Tuesday’s liftoff.
Aeolus — preparing to fly the wind mission 24 July 2018
Aeolus — preparing to fly the wind mission 24 July 2018 The launch of Aeolus — ESA’s mission to map Earth’s wind in real-time — is getting tantalisingly close, with the satellite due for lift-off on 21 August from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. With the wind in their sails, mission teams are...
Latest report on space junk06 July 2018
Latest report on space junk06 July 2018 ESA’s Annual Space Environment Report is full of facts, figures and tables that provide a detailed picture of how the space debris environment around Earth has evolved.
Combined orbital Galileo-GPS position fix achieved aboard ISS02 July 2018 Europe’s satellite navigation system Galileo is already in use worldwide, usable by itself or in combination with the US Global Positioning System (GPS). Now a combined Galileo–GPS positioning fix has been achieved in space – aboard the International...
Asteroids and space debris come together for the first time13 June 2018 In January 2019, ESA will hold its first-ever joint technology conference that brings together two fundamental pillars of space safety and security: the hunt for near-Earth objects, like asteroids, and the need to detect space debris in Earth orbit....
Seventh Sentinel satellite launched for Copernicus 25 April 2018
Seventh Sentinel satellite launched for Copernicus 25 April 2018 The second Sentinel-3 satellite, Copernicus Sentinel-3B, was launched today, joining its identical twin Sentinel-3A in orbit. This pairing of satellites increases coverage and data delivery for the European Union’s Copernicus environment programme.