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European Data Relay System confirms services for Copernicus in...25 February 2015 Following the recent decision confirming the ESA/Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus DS) partnership on the European Data Relay System (EDRS), agreement has been reached with the European Commission (EC) for the provision of EDRS services to the European Union Copernicus programme.
ESA’s Biomass satellite goes ahead19 February 2015
ESA’s Biomass satellite goes ahead19 February 2015 Following the initial selection in 2013 for Biomass to become ESA’s seventh Earth Explorer mission and the completion of preparatory activities, ESA Member States yesterday gave the green light for its full implementation for launch in 2020.
Last ATV reentry leaves legacy for future space exploration15 February 2015
Last ATV reentry leaves legacy for future space exploration15 February 2015 ESA’s fifth automated cargo ferry completed its mission to the International Space Station today when it reentered the atmosphere and burned up safely over an uninhabited area of the southern Pacific Ocean.
ESA experimental spaceplane completes research flight11 February 2015
ESA experimental spaceplane completes research flight11 February 2015 An experimental vehicle to develop an autonomous European reentry capability for future reusable space transportation has completed its mission. ESA’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle flew a flawless reentry and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean jus...
Rosetta watches comet shed its dusty coat 26 January 2015
Rosetta watches comet shed its dusty coat 26 January 2015 ESA’s Rosetta mission is providing unique insight into the life cycle of a comet’s dusty surface, watching 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko as it sheds the dusty coat it has accumulated over the past four years.
Beagle-2 lander found on Mars16 January 2015
Beagle-2 lander found on Mars16 January 2015 The UK-led Beagle-2 Mars lander, which hitched a ride on ESA’s Mars Express mission and was lost on Mars since 2003, has been found in images taken by a NASA orbiter at the Red Planet.
Vega ready to launch spaceplane14 January 2015
Vega ready to launch spaceplane14 January 2015 On its first launch of the year, Europe’s Vega rocket will loft ESA’s unmanned spaceplane to test reentry technologies for future vehicles.
Johann-Dietrich Woerner to be Director General of ESA18 December 2014
Johann-Dietrich Woerner to be Director General of ESA18 December 2014 Today, the Council of the European Space Agency announced the appointment of Johann-Dietrich Woerner as the next Director General of ESA, for a period of four years starting on 1 July 2015.