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.
Call for Media: ESA’s experimental spaceplane set for flight29 January 2015
Call for Media: ESA’s experimental spaceplane set for flight29 January 2015 ESA’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle is ready for its launch and reentry mission on 11 February. The launch is scheduled for 13:00 GMT (14:00 CET) atop a Vega rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Media representatives are invited to fol...
Integral manoeuvres for the future23 January 2015
Integral manoeuvres for the future23 January 2015 Since 2002, ESA’s Integral spacecraft has been observing some of the most violent events in the Universe, including gamma-ray bursts and black holes. While it still has years of life ahead, its fuel will certainly run out one day.
Rejigging the Cluster quartet16 January 2015
Rejigging the Cluster quartet16 January 2015 Aiming to study Earth’s ‘bow shock’ in the solar wind, the constellation of Cluster satellites is being rejigged to bring two of the four to within almost touching distance.
Beagle-2 lander found on Mars16 January 2015
Beagle-2 lander found on Mars16 January 2015 The UK-led Beagle-2 Mars lander, which hitched a ride on ESA’s Mars Express mission and was lost on Mars since 2003, has been found in images taken by a NASA orbiter at the Red Planet.