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ExoMars TGO reaches Mars orbit while EDM situation under assessment19 October 2016 The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) of ESA’s ExoMars 2016 has successfully performed the long 139-minute burn required to be captured by Mars and entered an elliptical orbit around the Red Planet, while contact has not yet been confirmed with the mission’s te...
Boosting Europe’s all-electric satellites18 October 2016
Boosting Europe’s all-electric satellites18 October 2016 Today, ESA astronaut Tim Peake opened a UK facility that will expand Europe’s capability with satellites that rely wholly on electric propulsion.
What to expect from Schiaparelli’s camera12 October 2016
What to expect from Schiaparelli’s camera12 October 2016 As the ExoMars Schiaparelli module descends onto Mars on 19 October it will capture 15 images of the approaching surface. Scientists have simulated the view we can expect to see from the descent camera.
European Astro Pi Challenge: Code your ISS experiment - more details04 October 2016 ESA is inviting teams of students who are 16 years old and younger to join the first European Astro Pi challenge and have their experiments run on the International Space Station! Take this opportunity to learn about science and coding, just like spac...
Tim Peake to tour the UK30 September 2016
Tim Peake to tour the UK30 September 2016 ESA astronaut Tim Peake will embark on his postflight tour of the UK in October, visiting all four national capitals along with Leicester, Manchester, Salford and Glasgow. NASA crewmate Tim Kopra will join Tim for the visits to Edinburgh, Belfast and...
How to follow Rosetta’s grand finale28 September 2016
How to follow Rosetta’s grand finale28 September 2016 Rosetta is set to complete its historic mission in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet on 30 September, with the end of mission confirmation predicted to be within 20 minutes of 11:20 GMT (13:20 CEST).