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...
Sputnik – 60 years of the space age03 October 2017
Sputnik – 60 years of the space age03 October 2017 Sixty years ago, the first ‘beep-beep’ signal from Sputnik was heard from the heavens on the night of 4 October 1957, marking the beginning of a new era for humankind.
Cassini concludes pioneering mission at Saturn15 September 2017
Cassini concludes pioneering mission at Saturn15 September 2017 The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet’s atmosphere.
Celebrating Europe’s science highlights with Cassini06 September 2017
Celebrating Europe’s science highlights with Cassini06 September 2017 The international Cassini-Huygens mission has explored Saturn and its rings and moons for 13 years, and will conclude by plunging into the planet’s atmosphere next week. This article highlights some of the mission’s exciting discoveries led by Europe...
Happy birthday ESOC07 September 2017
Happy birthday ESOC07 September 2017 Fifty years ago tomorrow, the European Space Operations Centre was inaugurated in Darmstadt, Germany. Since then, the centre has become known worldwide as Europe’s ‘Gateway to Space’.
Appel a contributions : Projet histoire de l'ESA19 July 2017
Appel a contributions : Projet histoire de l'ESA19 July 2017 Historiens, diplomates, économistes, étudiants en droit, politologues et sociologues ont tous contribué, au même titre que les scientifiques et les ingénieurs, à une meilleure compréhension de l’ère spatiale et de ses incidences sociétales au cours...