ESA and CNES experts ready for Galileo’s first orbits20 August 2014
ESA and CNES experts ready for Galileo’s first orbits20 August 2014 Lift-off for Galileo satellites 5 and 6 is set for Thursday, 21 August, at 12:31 GMT (14:31 CEST) on a Soyuz rocket from the Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana. Just 9 minutes and 23 seconds later, the Fregat upper stage carrying the payload will sep...
Gerst drives car-sized rover from space08 August 2014
Gerst drives car-sized rover from space08 August 2014 Looking down from orbit, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst steered ESA’s Eurobot rover through a series of intricate manoeuvres on the ground yesterday, demonstrating a new space network that could connect astronauts to vehicles on alien worlds.
Rosetta arrives at comet destination06 August 2014
Rosetta arrives at comet destination06 August 2014 After a decade-long journey chasing its target, ESA’s Rosetta has today become the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet, opening a new chapter in Solar System exploration.
Rosetta timeline: countdown to comet arrival05 August 2014
Rosetta timeline: countdown to comet arrival05 August 2014 A timeline of the most crucial steps leading to Rosetta’s arrival at its target comet on Wednesday. Mission operations and science teams at ESA and scientists from multiple countries will be following progress closely.
How Rosetta arrives at a comet01 August 2014
How Rosetta arrives at a comet01 August 2014 After travelling nearly 6.4 billion kilometres through the Solar System, ESA’s Rosetta is closing in on its target. But how does a spacecraft actually arrive at a comet?
Venus Express: up above the clouds so high28 July 2014
Venus Express: up above the clouds so high28 July 2014 ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has climbed to a new orbit following its daring aerobraking experiment, and will now resume observations of this fascinating planet for at least a few more months.