Shaker testing seeks to extend Vega performance20 November 2013
Shaker testing seeks to extend Vega performance20 November 2013 Vega’s top stage has been subjected to the forces of launch on a shaker table at ESA’s main technical centre. This testing is intended to boost the carrying capacity of Europe’s newest launcher for future flights.
A testing time for Galileo satellites headed to space06 November 2013
A testing time for Galileo satellites headed to space06 November 2013 Europe’s next pair of Galileo satellites have been the focus of a busy autumn at ESA’s technical centre in the Netherlands, continuing a full-scale campaign to ensure their readiness for space.
Thousands meet astronauts and space experts at ESA’s technical heart08 October 2013 The entrance line snaked back down the road long before the official start of the Open Day at ESA’s technical centre on Sunday, marked with an all-star astronaut introduction and big-screen Ariane 5 rocket launch.
Space for security: DG meets European Defence Agency Chief Executive 22 July 2013 ESA Director General Jean Jacques Dordain welcomed the Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency to ESA’s technical hub in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to discuss their ongoing cooperation on space and security.
Three astronauts from three continents at ESA26 April 2013
Three astronauts from three continents at ESA26 April 2013 Last week, three space explorers from three continents and three space agencies met at ESTEC.
Against-the-clock rehearsal for Station immunology test25 April 2013 Simply getting anything into space is tough, but doing so against a strict deadline can be really stressful. Researchers in an ESA laboratory nervously checked the clock as they extracted immune cells – beginning a full dress rehearsal to prepare a ti...