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Europe lofts first Copernicus environmental satellite 3 April 2014 The ability of European citizens, policymakers and service providers to access key environmental data on a routine basis will take a major step forward following the launch today of ESA’s Sentinel-1A satellite.
ESA and CERN sign cooperation agreement 28 March 2014
ESA and CERN sign cooperation agreement 28 March 2014 ESA, the European Space Agency, and CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, signed a cooperation agreement on 28 March to foster future collaborations on research themes of common interest.
Call for Media: Launch of the first Sentinel satellite25 March 2014 The first satellite of Europe’s Copernicus programme is set for launch from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 3 April at 21:02 GMT (23:02 CEST). Media representatives are invited to follow the launch online or attend the main launch event at ESA’s ESOC operations centre in Darmstadt, Germany.
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will fly to the International Spa...17 March 2014 ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet has been assigned to a long-duration mission on the International Space Station, it was announced today. The assignment of the French-born astronaut was announced by ESA’s Director General Jean Jacques Dordain in the presence of the French Minister for Higher Education and Research, Geneviève Fioraso, and the President of the French space agency, CNES, Jean-Yves Le Gall. The announcement was made in coordi...
Sentinel-1 performs opening dance routine04 April 2014
Sentinel-1 performs opening dance routine04 April 2014 Following its launch yesterday, Sentinel-1A has performed a carefully choreographed 10-hour dance routine to open its large radar antenna and solar wings.
Ariane 5’s second launch of 201422 March 2014
Ariane 5’s second launch of 201422 March 2014 An Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecom satellites, Astra-5B and Amazonas-4A, into their planned transfer orbits.
Prepping for radar vision 18 March 2014
Prepping for radar vision 18 March 2014 Sentinel-1A, Europe’s first satellite for Copernicus, is almost ready for launch on 3 April. Meanwhile, ESA is showing how its advanced radar will map ice, monitor subsidence and much more.
Name that mission04 March 2014
Name that mission04 March 2014 ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen will be venturing to the International Space Station next year. He is training as the flight engineer on the Soyuz spacecraft that will fly 400 km above Earth but his mission does not have a name – yet.
A good year to find a comet12 February 2014
A good year to find a comet12 February 2014 A team of European astronomers has found a previously unknown comet, detected as a tiny blob of light orbiting our Sun deep in the Solar System.
Galileo works, and works well10 February 2014
Galileo works, and works well10 February 2014 The in-orbit validation of Galileo has been achieved: Europe now has the operational nucleus of its own satellite navigation constellation in place – the world’s first civil-owned and operated satnav system.