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Call for Media: Intermediate Ministerial Meeting convenes in M...17 October 2018 ESA’s Ministers in charge of space activities will convene at an Intermediate Ministerial Meeting (IMM18) at ESA’s European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, Spain on 25 October 2018.
Call for media: Space for Inspiration conference15 October 2018
Call for media: Space for Inspiration conference15 October 2018 Media are invited to the second edition of ‘Space for Inspiration’, an international conference organised by the European Space Agency for everyone curious about space exploration and why it matters. The event takes place in Bilbao, Spain, 29–31 October, and focuses on how space can be a powerful instrument for positive change and new businesses on planet Earth. This year’s theme is ‘Living in our Universe’.
Press release from Eurospace and ESA10 October 2018
Press release from Eurospace and ESA10 October 2018 Yesterday at ESTEC, Noordwijk, the European Space Agency has hosted the sixth edition of the High-Level Forum with Industry, at the presence of high-level representatives of the European space institutional and industrial communities.
Call for Media: BepiColombo launch to Mercury8 October 2018
Call for Media: BepiColombo launch to Mercury8 October 2018 The BepiColombo mission to Mercury is scheduled to launch aboard an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana at 01:45 GMT (03:45 CEST) on 20 October 2018. Representatives of traditional and social media are invited to apply for accreditation to follow the launch live from ESA’s mission control centre in Darmstadt, Germany.
Construction of Europe's exoplanet hunter Plato begins04 October 2018
Construction of Europe's exoplanet hunter Plato begins04 October 2018 The construction of ESA's Plato mission to find and study planets beyond our Solar System will be led by Germany’s OHB System AG as prime contractor, marking the start of the full industrial phase of the project.
Aeolus laser shines light on wind05 September 2018
Aeolus laser shines light on wind05 September 2018 Following the launch of Aeolus on 22 August, this extraordinary satellite’s instrument has been turned on and is now emitting pulses of ultraviolet light from its laser, which is fundamental to measuring Earth’s wind. And, this remarkable mission has...
BepiColombo science orbiters stacked together31 August 2018
BepiColombo science orbiters stacked together31 August 2018 The two science orbiters of the joint ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission are connected in their launch configuration and the European science orbiter and transport module have been given the go-ahead to be loaded with propellants.
Shedding light on shallow waters27 August 2018
Shedding light on shallow waters27 August 2018 Keeping an eye on our waters is more important than ever, as widespread drought continues to sweep Europe this summer.
Martian atmosphere behaves as one19 July 2018
Martian atmosphere behaves as one19 July 2018 New research using a decade of data from ESA’s Mars Express has found clear signs of the complex martian atmosphere acting as a single, interconnected system, with processes occurring at low and mid levels significantly affecting those seen higher up.
From an almost perfect Universe to the best of both worlds17 July 2018 It was 21 March 2013. The world’s scientific press had either gathered in ESA’s Paris headquarters or logged in online, along with a multitude of scientists around the globe, to witness the moment when ESA’s Planck mission revealed its ‘image’ of the...