Cluster satellite catches up 25 March 2015
Cluster satellite catches up 25 March 2015 One of the four Cluster satellites has shifted its orbit to ensure a safe reentry when the time comes, as well as providing a rare opportunity to study how a satellite’s exhaust plume interacts with the solar wind.
Sixth Galileo satellite reaches corrected orbit13 March 2015
Sixth Galileo satellite reaches corrected orbit13 March 2015 The sixth Galileo satellite of Europe’s navigation system has now entered its corrected target orbit, which will allow detailed testing to assess the performance of its navigation payload.
Have you ever used a camera on board an interplanetary craft? 06 March 2015 In May, the ‘webcam’ on board Mars Express will be available for public imaging requests. We’re inviting schools, science clubs and youth groups to submit proposals for one of eight opportunities to image another planet.
ESA experts assess risk from exploded satellite04 March 2015
ESA experts assess risk from exploded satellite04 March 2015 After studying the recent explosive break-up of a US satellite, ESA space debris experts have concluded this event does not increase the collision risk to nearby ESA missions in any meaningful way.
ESA experimental spaceplane completes research flight11 February 2015
ESA experimental spaceplane completes research flight11 February 2015 An experimental vehicle to develop an autonomous European reentry capability for future reusable space transportation has completed its mission. ESA’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle flew a flawless reentry and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean jus...
IXV: 100 minutes of critical teamwork03 February 2015
IXV: 100 minutes of critical teamwork03 February 2015 During its brief but crucial mission, experts on three continents and the high seas will work in close cooperation for ESA’s IXV spaceplane mission, monitoring its free flight in space, spectacular reentry and safe splashdown in the Pacific.