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Call for Media: Space Safety conference and media briefing 11 January 2019
Call for Media: Space Safety conference and media briefing 11 January 2019 Whether it's tackling the challenge of space debris, ensuring a timely warning of space weather impacts or detecting and deflecting asteroids: Space Safety is an emerging field and will be included in the proposals of ESA Director General Jan Wörner for the next Ministerial Council, called ‘Space19+’, in November 2019.
ESA Director General’s press breakfast21 December 2018
ESA Director General’s press breakfast21 December 2018 On Wednesday, 16 January 2019, ESA Director General Jan Wörner will meet the media at ESA’s headquarters in Paris.
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst returns to Earth – for the secon...20 December 2018 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst returned to Earth today alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev.
Call for Media: End of mission and return of ESA astronaut Ale...5 December 2018 ESA astronaut and current commander of the International Space Station (ISS), Alexander Gerst, is expected to return to Earth with a Soyuz capsule on Thursday, 20 December 2018, landing at 11:03 local time (06:03 CET). Along with Alexander will be NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev.
ExoMars software passes ESA Mars Yard driving test17 January 2019
ExoMars software passes ESA Mars Yard driving test17 January 2019 Navigation software destined for the ExoMars 2020 mission to the Red Planet has passed a rover-based driving test at ESA’s ‘Mars Yard’.
CubeSats joining Hera mission to asteroid system07 January 2019
CubeSats joining Hera mission to asteroid system07 January 2019 When ESA’s planned Hera mission journeys to its target binary asteroid system, it will not be alone. The spacecraft will carry two tiny CubeSats for deployment around – and eventual landing on – the Didymos asteroids. Each companion spacecraft will be...
XMM-Newton captures final cries of star shredded by black hole10 January 2019 Astronomers using ESA's XMM-Newton space observatory have studied a black hole devouring a star and discovered an exceptionally bright and stable signal that allowed them to determine the black hole’s spin rate.
Gaia reveals how Sun-like stars turn solid after their demise09 January 2019 Data captured by ESA’s galaxy-mapping spacecraft Gaia has revealed for the first time how white dwarfs, the dead remnants of stars like our Sun, turn into solid spheres as the hot gas inside them cools down.
How much do European citizens know about space? 16 January 2019
How much do European citizens know about space? 16 January 2019 Europeans are undeniably interested in space activities, and the idea of pooling resources between European countries is considered important unanimously by European citizens: just two of the fascinating findings from a recent survey of public percept...
Rosetta witnesses birth of baby bow shock around comet12 December 2018
Rosetta witnesses birth of baby bow shock around comet12 December 2018 A new study reveals that, contrary to first impressions, Rosetta did detect signs of an infant bow shock at the comet it explored for two years – the first ever seen forming anywhere in the Solar System.