Rosetta, are we there yet?09 July 2014
Rosetta, are we there yet?09 July 2014 After a 10-year journey that has clocked up more than 6 billion kilometres, ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft is rapidly closing in on its destination comet, and ESA is inviting you along for the ride.
German Head of State visits ESA Operations Centre26 May 2014 Today, President Joachim Gauck made the first-ever visit by a Head of State to ESA’s operations centre in Darmstadt, Germany. He was joined by 140 ambassadors and Tarek Al-Wazir, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Hesse region, for a guided visit throug...
Venus Express gets ready to take the plunge16 May 2014
Venus Express gets ready to take the plunge16 May 2014 After eight years in orbit, ESA’s Venus Express has completed routine science observations and is preparing for a daring plunge into the planet’s hostile atmosphere.
ESA at the Berlin Air and Space Show16 May 2014
ESA at the Berlin Air and Space Show16 May 2014 ESA will be exhibiting in the ‘Space for Earth’ space pavilion at ILA, the Berlin Air and Space Show on 20–25 May. ILA is one of the world’s largest aerospace trade shows, bringing together key players from the international aerospace community, indu...
A light-speed voyage to the distant future15 May 2014
A light-speed voyage to the distant future15 May 2014 An enthusiastic group of schoolchildren sent a greeting to the future today, beaming a radio signal into space via an ESA tracking station in Spain.
Sentinel-1 performs opening dance routine04 April 2014
Sentinel-1 performs opening dance routine04 April 2014 Following its launch yesterday, Sentinel-1A has performed a carefully choreographed 10-hour dance routine to open its large radar antenna and solar wings.