The President of the Spanish Government visits ESA’s Space Astronomy Centre10 November 2014 The President of the Spanish Government, Mr Mariano Rajoy, was welcomed to ESA’s Space Astronomy Centre on the 6th November by the Agency’s Director General, Jean-Jaques Dordain on a visit marking 50 years of European cooperation in space.
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.
ESRO welcomes Apollo 11 astronauts09 October 2014
ESRO welcomes Apollo 11 astronauts09 October 2014 Forty-five years ago this week, Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin and Michael Collins, visited the Netherlands, just months after their Moon landing.
ESA Bulletin 159 (Aug 2014)26 September 2014
ESA Bulletin 159 (Aug 2014)26 September 2014 In this issue of the ESA Bulletin, you'll find the third and final instalment of our comprehensive chronology of ESA, its predecessor organisations and the history of European cooperation in space. Read more
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.
ESRIN foundation 46 years ago26 September 2014
ESRIN foundation 46 years ago26 September 2014 ESRIN, ESA’s centre for Earth observation in Frascati, near Rome, is one of the agency’s main specialised centres in Europe, and its founding ceremony took place 46 years ago this week, on 27 September 1968.