STS-55 anniversary26 April 2013
STS-55 anniversary26 April 2013 Launched 20 years ago this week, STS-55 was a NASA Space Shuttle mission of the orbiter Columbia that had a significant European involvement.
Ten years and still going strong for Microgravity Science Glovebox23 August 2012 Designing and operating equipment in space is an achievement in itself, but ESA’s Microgravity Science Glovebox has been working for ten years on the International Space Station.
50 years of space for Norway17 August 2012
50 years of space for Norway17 August 2012 Not many countries can claim to have been using space for 50 years but it was on 18 August 1962 that the Andøya rocket facility in Norway launched its first rocket. Norway is celebrating this anniversary with His Majesty King Harald and ESA astronaut...
STS-46 anniversary30 July 2012
STS-46 anniversary30 July 2012 Launched 20 years ago this week, STS-46 was a NASA Space Shuttle mission of the orbiter Atlantis that marked a number of European firsts.
Happy birthday, Envisat01 March 2012
Happy birthday, Envisat01 March 2012 In the early hours of 1 March 2002, the largest Earth observation satellite ever built soared into orbit from ESA’s launch base in Kourou, French Guiana. For a decade, Envisat has been keeping watch over our planet.
Best of ERS: 20 years of observing Earth28 September 2011
Best of ERS: 20 years of observing Earth28 September 2011 Watch the celebration and scientific workshop on the legacy of the two ERS satellite missions. The events were held on 27 September at ESRIN, ESA’s centre for Earth observation, in Frascati, Italy.