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Second Copernicus environmental satellite safely in orbit23 June 2015 The ESA-developed Sentinel satellite – Sentinel-2A- was launched today, adding a high-resolution optical imaging capability to the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.
Rosetta's lander Philae wakes up from hibernation14 June 2015 Rosetta's lander Philae has woken up after seven months in hibernation on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
New Chairship of the Council of ESA12 June 2015
New Chairship of the Council of ESA12 June 2015 In view of the tragic and sudden passing of the Council Chair, Harald Posch, Council has elected Bo Andersen of Norway and Jean Yves Le Gall of France as Co-Chairs. A Deputy will be named by Austria at a later date.
Call for Media: New satellite for unprecedented Earth monitoring8 June 2015 Sentinel-2A, the first optical imaging satellite in the EU’s Copernicus programme, is set for launch from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana at 01:52 GMT 23 June (03:52 CEST 23 June; 22:52 local time 22 June) aboard a Vega rocket.
Sentinel-2 delivers first images29 June 2015
Sentinel-2 delivers first images29 June 2015 Just four days after being lofted into orbit, Europe’s Sentinel-2A satellite delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the ‘colour vision’ that it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.
Exposed water ice detected on comet’s surface24 June 2015
Exposed water ice detected on comet’s surface24 June 2015 Using the high-resolution science camera on board ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft, scientists have identified more than a hundred patches of water ice a few metres in size on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Rosetta mission extended 23 June 2015
Rosetta mission extended 23 June 2015 The adventure continues: ESA today confirmed that its Rosetta mission will be extended until the end of September 2016, at which point the spacecraft will most likely be landed on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Getting the best from next-generation satcoms16 June 2015
Getting the best from next-generation satcoms16 June 2015 New technologies to help fully exploit the capabilities of the next generation of high-throughput telecom satellites will be developed under a public–private partnership between ESA and global satellite operator Intelsat.
Philae wake-up triggers intense planning15 June 2015
Philae wake-up triggers intense planning15 June 2015 The receipt of signals from Rosetta’s Philae lander on 13 June after 211 days of hibernation marked the start of intense activity. In coordination with its mission partners, ESA teams are working to juggle Rosetta’s flight plan to help with renewed la...
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti back on Earth11 June 2015 ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, NASA astronaut Terry Virts and Russian commander Anton Shkaplerov landed safely today in the Kazakh steppe after a three-hour ride in their Soyuz spacecraft. They left the International Space Station at 10:20 GMT...