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Soyuz Galileo Launch : injection anomaly23 August 2014
Soyuz Galileo Launch : injection anomaly23 August 2014 Following the announcement made by Arianespace on the anomalies of the orbit injection of the Galileo satellites, the teams of industries and agencies involved in the early operations of the satellites are investigating the potential implications on the mission.
Galileo has started its operational deployment phase22 August 2014
Galileo has started its operational deployment phase22 August 2014 The next pair of Galileo satellites, Galileo 5 and 6, has been successfully delivered into orbit today. This launch marks the start of a new phase in the European satellite navigation programme where the full constellation will be deployed with short intervals between launches.
Call for Media: Press briefing on launch of Galileo satellites...14 August 2014 The next satellites in Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system will be launched on 21 August, ushering in the system deployment phase and paving the way for the start of initial services. Media are invited to take part in an audio briefing on Wednesday, 20 August.
Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly26 August 2014
Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly26 August 2014 Work at ESA’s ESOC control centre continues relentlessly on the two Galileo satellites.
Rosetta: Landing site search narrows25 August 2014
Rosetta: Landing site search narrows25 August 2014 Using detailed information collected by ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft during its first two weeks at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, five locations have been identified as candidate sites to set down the Philae lander in November – the first time a landing...
Ice sheet highs, lows and loss20 August 2014
Ice sheet highs, lows and loss20 August 2014 Measurements from ESA’s CryoSat mission have been used to map the height of the huge ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica and show how they are changing. New results reveal combined ice volume loss at an unprecedented rate of 500 cubic kil...
ESA mission name for astronaut Tim Peake: Principia 18 July 2014
ESA mission name for astronaut Tim Peake: Principia 18 July 2014 When ESA astronaut Tim Peake sets off for his six-month space journey next year, he will be flying under the mission name of Principia.
Athena to study the hot and energetic Universe27 June 2014
Athena to study the hot and energetic Universe27 June 2014 ESA has selected the Athena advanced telescope for high-energy astrophysics as its second ‘Large-class’ science mission.
Bringing back our spaceplane24 June 2014
Bringing back our spaceplane24 June 2014 Yesterday, the ship and crew aiming to recover Europe’s unmanned IXV spacecraft in November had a practice run off the coast of Tuscany, Italy.
26 Aug: update on launch injection anomalyClick to read ESA's update on the satellites
Rosetta: landing site selection press conferenceThe landing site for Philae will be announced in ESA HQ on 15 September. See Media Calendar
VS09 flight: Arianespace names independent inquiry commissionClick to read Arianespace's press release
Statement on VS09 orbit insertion anomalyClick for Arianespace's press release on the inital report