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.
Galileo’s ‘midwives’ stand ready for launch23 July 2014
Galileo’s ‘midwives’ stand ready for launch23 July 2014 Galileo’s post-launch team at ESA have finalised their preparations for taking control of the twin satellites being launched next month.
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.