Tracking new missions from down under 24 November 2015
Tracking new missions from down under 24 November 2015 For beachgoers, Australia’s pristine west coast is an ideal location to catch some rays. It is also ideal for catching signals from newly launched rockets and satellites, which is one reason why ESA is redeveloping its tracking capabilities down under.
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.
Galileo satellites handed over to operator25 September 2015
Galileo satellites handed over to operator25 September 2015 Europe’s latest pair of Galileo satellites has passed its initial check out in space, allowing control to be handed over to the main control centre and join the growing fleet.
Forty years of European space tracking24 September 2015
Forty years of European space tracking24 September 2015 Today, ESA celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Agency’s ground station network, the indispensable link to spacecraft that are helping us to learn about our planet, our Solar System and our Universe.
Music contest winners18 September 2015
Music contest winners18 September 2015 Congratulations to the winners in ESA’s #Estrack40 audio contest.
Big Iron gets technology boost17 September 2015
Big Iron gets technology boost17 September 2015 ESA deploys ‘big iron’ to communicate with its deep-space missions: three 35 m-diameter dishes employing some of the world’s most advanced tracking technology. And it’s about to get a boost. ESA’s three Deep Space Antenna stations at New Norcia, Aust...