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Call for Press: Sentinel-3 for the future2 February 2016
Call for Press: Sentinel-3 for the future2 February 2016 Media representatives are invited to the Salons Hoche event venue in Paris for the signing of a contract between ESA and Thales Alenia Space to build two more satellites for the Sentinel-3 mission.
Call for Media: Launch of Sentinel-3 satellite for Copernicus1 February 2016 The third satellite of Europe’s Copernicus programme is set for launch from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia on 16 February at 17:57 GMT (18:57 CET). Media representatives are invited to follow the launch at the main event at ESA’s operations centre in Darmstadt, Germany.
First SpaceDataHighway laser relay in orbit29 January 2016
First SpaceDataHighway laser relay in orbit29 January 2016 The European Data Relay System’s first laser terminal has reached space aboard its host satellite and is now under way to its final operating position.
Call for Media: First SpaceDataHighway laser node set for launch25 January 2016 The first node of the European Data Relay System will be launched on 29 January from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
Sentinel-3A poised for liftoff12 February 2016
Sentinel-3A poised for liftoff12 February 2016 With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite for Copernicus is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled the day before the launch – set for 16 February at 17:57 GMT (18:57 CET).
ESA congratulations on gravitational wave discovery11 February 2016
ESA congratulations on gravitational wave discovery11 February 2016 ESA is thrilled to learn that gravitational waves have been detected, and is looking forward to starting its mission to test technologies that could extend the study of these exotic waves to space.
Sentinel-3 family grows10 February 2016
Sentinel-3 family grows10 February 2016 The signature of a €450 million contract to build two more satellites for the Sentinel-3 mission was celebrated by ESA and Thales Alenia Space of France at an event in Paris yesterday.
Asteroid Day events to span globe on 30 June09 February 2016
Asteroid Day events to span globe on 30 June09 February 2016 Asteroid Day, a global movement to increase knowledge and awareness of asteroids, announced its plans for 2016 from a press conference hosted at ESA’s technical heart in the Netherlands and livestreamed around the world.
Antarctic ice safety band at risk08 February 2016
Antarctic ice safety band at risk08 February 2016 Antarctica is surrounded by huge ice shelves. New research, using ice velocity data from satellites such as ESA’s heritage Envisat, has revealed that there is a critical point where these shelves act as a safety band, holding back the ice that flows t...
Sentinel-3A fully tanked04 February 2016
Sentinel-3A fully tanked04 February 2016 With the launch of Sentinel-3A confirmed for 16 February, preparations for liftoff are charging full speed ahead. The tricky task of fuelling the satellite has now been ticked off the ‘to do list’ and the propulsion team is already decontaminating the...