Stephen Hawking (1942-2018) 16 March 2018
Stephen Hawking (1942-2018) 16 March 2018 ESA is saddened by the news of the passing of Professor Stephen Hawking, FRS, cosmologist and one of the pioneers of theoretical studies of black holes, on 14 March at the age of 76.
Jean-Pierre Causse, European space pioneer, passes away aged 9114 March 2018 Jean-Pierre Causse, one of the founders of the European space programme, passed away on 10 March, age 91. He made a significant contribution to the European space endeavour and will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.
Marking five years of Poland in ESA22 November 2017
Marking five years of Poland in ESA22 November 2017 Poland became ESA’s 20th Member State on 19 November 2012 and a dedicated conference was held in Warsaw this week to mark this fifth anniversary.
Forty years of Meteosat22 November 2017
Forty years of Meteosat22 November 2017 ESA’s first Earth observation satellite was launched on 23 November 1977. When the first Meteosat satellite took its place in the sky, it completed coverage of the whole globe from geostationary orbit and laid the foundations for European and world co...
Latest Space Conference programme now online13 November 2017
Latest Space Conference programme now online13 November 2017 Inaugurating the third phase of ESA’s History Project, our Space History Conference is taking place in Padua, Italy, on 23-24 November 2017.
Anniversary of the launch of Cassini-Huygens 13 October 2017
Anniversary of the launch of Cassini-Huygens 13 October 2017 On 15 October 1997, the skies over Florida were illuminated by the fiery exhaust of a Titan IV-B/Centaur rocket. This launch was the start of the most ambitious effort in planetary space exploration ever mounted: the international Cassini-Huygens miss...