Happy birthday ESOC: How ESA celebrated 50 years of mission control21 September 2017
Happy birthday ESOC: How ESA celebrated 50 years of mission control21 September 2017 Five decades to the day after the inauguration of ESOC, ESA's European Space Operations Centre, in Darmstadt on 8 September 1967, the centre hosted a gala open-door event dubbed 'Long Night of the Stars.' That evening, some 5000 enthusiastic visitors...
Career opportunities at ESA: Student internships at the Control Centre in Darmstadt 05 September 2017 Are you studying engineering, IT, physics or mathematics? Are you fascinated by space? Have you always wanted to know how a satellite can navigate the distant corners of space? If yes, you should find out about the career opportunities available in Da...
Solar antics19 September 2017
Solar antics19 September 2017 The Sun’s recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power.
Cassini concludes pioneering mission at Saturn15 September 2017
Cassini concludes pioneering mission at Saturn15 September 2017 The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet’s atmosphere.
Happy birthday ESOC07 September 2017
Happy birthday ESOC07 September 2017 Fifty years ago tomorrow, the European Space Operations Centre was inaugurated in Darmstadt, Germany. Since then, the centre has become known worldwide as Europe’s ‘Gateway to Space’.
Big dishes band together25 August 2017
Big dishes band together25 August 2017 Earlier this month, radio dishes from three deep-space networks combined to catch faint ‘survival’ whispers from one of ESA’s Mars orbiters, underlining the value of international collaboration for exploring the Red Planet.