Rosetta and Philae come to life in Darmstadt03 May 2017
Rosetta and Philae come to life in Darmstadt03 May 2017 ESA and the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt will bring the extraordinary mission of the Rosetta orbiter and the Philae lander to life in an exhibition running from 12 May to 8 October 2017. Europe’s comet chaser was guided on its journey through the...
ESA boosting its Argentine link with deep space25 April 2017
ESA boosting its Argentine link with deep space25 April 2017 Thanks to some high-tech improvements, ESA’s radio dish in Argentina will be ready to receive the rising torrent of scientific data beamed back by future missions exploring deep in our Solar System.
Call for a sustainable future in space21 April 2017
Call for a sustainable future in space21 April 2017 With more than 750 000 pieces of dangerous debris now orbiting Earth, the urgent need for coordinated international action to ensure the long-term sustainability of spaceflight is a major finding from Europe’s largest-ever conference on space debris.
ExoMars: science checkout completed and aerobraking begins16 March 2017 The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has completed another set of important science calibration tests before a year of aerobraking gets underway.
Orbiting in sunshine09 March 2017
Orbiting in sunshine09 March 2017 Following three days of intensive work, mission control today declared the newly launched Sentinel-2B satellite fit and ready for commissioning.
Second ‘colour vision’ satellite for Copernicus launched07 March 2017 The ESA-developed Sentinel-2B satellite was launched today, doubling the coverage of high-resolution optical imaging in the Sentinel-2 mission for the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.