European space industry collaborates with ESA for the future30 June 2015 More than 80 companies from ESA Member States met recently to begin discussing new models of collaboration to reinforce European space industry’s presence in the world market.
Sentinel-2A completes critical first days in space26 June 2015 Last night marked the end of Sentinel-2A's first three days in space, which saw teams on the ground working around the clock to ensure the spacecraft is ready for its 'colour vision' mission.
Tracking Japan’s asteroid sample mission 29 April 2015
Tracking Japan’s asteroid sample mission 29 April 2015 ESA is set to support Japan’s ‘touch-and-go’ Hayabusa-2 spacecraft, now en route to a little-known asteroid, helping to boost the scientific return from this audacious mission.
Second Copernicus environmental satellite safely in orbit23 June 2015 The ESA-developed Sentinel satellite – Sentinel-2A – was launched today, adding a high-resolution optical imaging capability to the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.
Europe teams up for next-gen mission control software22 June 2015 Together with national space agencies and industry, ESA is working to develop next-generation software for spacecraft control and monitoring. The initiative is a strategic and technological jump, and will see most space organisations in Europe adoptin...
Sentinel-2 launch timeline19 June 2015
Sentinel-2 launch timeline19 June 2015 On 23 June, a Vega launcher will loft the first of ESA's dual Sentinel-2 satellites into orbit from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou. For the mission control team, liftoff will mark the end of many months of careful preparations and the start of the missi...