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Call for Media: European conference on space debris risks and...23 March 2017 The 7th European Conference on Space Debris, to be held 18–21 April at ESA’s Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, will provide a unique forum for leading scientists, engineers, managers, space operators, industry, academia and policy-makers from all major spacefaring nations.
Call for Media: Results from ESA’s ice and magnetic field sate...17 March 2017 Scientists are convening in Banff, Canada, to discuss the latest results coming from the three-satellite Swarm mission on the magnetic field, as well as new information on changing ice masses from the CryoSat satellite.
New Chairship of the ESA Council 16 March 2017
New Chairship of the ESA Council 16 March 2017 Jean-Yves Le Gall of France has been elected chair of the ESA Council.
International space docking standard updated10 March 2017
International space docking standard updated10 March 2017 The International Space Station Multilateral Coordination Board has approved a major update to the station docking system standard. First released in 2010, the docking standard established a common standard to enable spacecraft of multiple types to dock to space stations and with each another in space.
Collapsing cliff reveals comet’s interior21 March 2017
Collapsing cliff reveals comet’s interior21 March 2017 Rosetta scientists have made the first compelling link between an outburst of dust and gas and the collapse of a prominent cliff, which also exposed the pristine, icy interior of the comet.
Unravelling Earth’s magnetic field21 March 2017
Unravelling Earth’s magnetic field21 March 2017 ESA’s Swarm satellites are seeing fine details in one of the most difficult layers of Earth’s magnetic field to unpick – as well as our planet’s magnetic history imprinted on Earth’s crust.
To the Arctic for CryoSat and beyond20 March 2017
To the Arctic for CryoSat and beyond20 March 2017 After the relative quiet of the long dark winter months, the Arctic will be a tad busier over the coming weeks as numerous researchers descend on this harsh, yet fragile environment. Their aim is not to disturb its beauty, but to join forces in an all...
Two more spacewalks for Thomas Pesquet17 March 2017
Two more spacewalks for Thomas Pesquet17 March 2017 ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will make two more spacewalks under NASA’s plans to maintain the International Space Station during his mission.
Beautiful science with astronaut aurora16 March 2017
Beautiful science with astronaut aurora16 March 2017 Some of the most wonderful pictures taken by astronauts from space are of aurora dancing over our planet. Now the photos are more than just pretty pictures thanks to an ESA project that makes them scientifically usable.
ESA’s Jupiter mission moves off the drawing board 16 March 2017
ESA’s Jupiter mission moves off the drawing board 16 March 2017 Demanding electric, magnetic and power requirements, harsh radiation, and strict planetary protection rules are some of the critical issues that had to be tackled in order to move ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer – Juice – from the drawing board and i...