Peter Creola, 1940-201929 April 2019
Peter Creola, 1940-201929 April 2019 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr Peter Creola, on 15 April at the age of 78. Formerly Vice-Chairman of ESA Council and Head of the Swiss Delegation, Dr Creola was described as ‘one of the most remarkable personalities in the...
A digital record of the European space pioneers26 April 2019
A digital record of the European space pioneers26 April 2019 The first results of our digital transformation, giving electronic access to our archives, includes five collections from ESA’s predecessor organisations, which represent the first decade of the European space effort, starting with the Conference of M...
ESA Historical Archives go digital 26 April 2019
ESA Historical Archives go digital 26 April 2019 ESA’s archives are going digital to reach a wider public. We’re releasing the historical documents of ESA’s predecessor organisations in a move coinciding with the celebration of 30 years of cooperation with the Historical Archives of the European Uni...
Dr Harry Atkinson, 1929-201815 February 2019
Dr Harry Atkinson, 1929-201815 February 2019 We are sad to learn of the passing of Dr Harry Atkinson, on 30 December 2018, aged 89. Dr Atkinson was the UK delegate to ESRO and ESA Councils from 1972, and from 1981-87 he was vice-chair and chair respectively for the ESA Council.
ESA’s 25 years of telecom: marking a milestone12 November 2018
ESA’s 25 years of telecom: marking a milestone12 November 2018 As ESA’s umbrella programme for telecom, ARTES, celebrates its 25th year, we will be examining why it was set up, how it and the European satcom environment have evolved, the opportunities and challenges that both face today, and what the future holds.
Ariane 5: the story behind the 100 launches...26 September 2018
Ariane 5: the story behind the 100 launches...26 September 2018 This week saw the 100th launch of an Ariane 5 rocket. On 25 September, Ariane 5 flight VA243 carried the two satellites Horizons 3e and Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 into space.