Giotto's children: where are they now?11 March 2016
Giotto's children: where are they now?11 March 2016 Thirty years ago, ESA’s first deep space mission Giotto met with Comet Halley and inspired an art competition for children.
ESA’s ‘first’ satellite: COS-B07 August 2015
ESA’s ‘first’ satellite: COS-B07 August 2015 This weekend sees the 40th anniversary of the launch of COS-B, the first satellite to be launched under the banner of the newly created European Space Agency, on 9 August 1975.
Forty years of the ESA Convention29 May 2015
Forty years of the ESA Convention29 May 2015 After the 50th anniversary of the European space cooperation in 2014, we now celebrate 40 years since the signing of the Convention for the creation of a single European Space Agency in May 1975.
Thirty-five years of Ariane: recollections of L0120 December 2014
Thirty-five years of Ariane: recollections of L0120 December 2014 Ariane L01 was originally scheduled for launch on 15 December 1979. However, things became 'interesting' as the end of the countdown was reached...
The launch of MARECS B210 November 2014
The launch of MARECS B210 November 2014 On this day, 30 years ago, one of Europe’s first telecommunications satellites, MARECS B2, was launched. The MARECS maritime communications satellites were the first European satellites of their kind.
European pioneers: ESRO-1A and 1B30 September 2014
European pioneers: ESRO-1A and 1B30 September 2014 Forty-five years ago this week, the ESRO-1B satellite was launched. One of a pair of satellites that formed the basis of ESRO’s scientific programme, ESRO-1B took to the skies on 1 October 1969.