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Call for Media: Inauguration of ESA’s Near-Earth Object Coordi...15 May 2013 Media representatives are invited to the inauguration of ESA’s Near-Earth Object Coordination Centre at ESRIN (Frascati, Italy). This is the second centre to be opened under the Agency’s Space Situational Awareness programme after the Space Weather Coordination Centre that was inaugurated in Brussels last month.
ESA opens its doors in UK14 May 2013
ESA opens its doors in UK14 May 2013 David Willetts, UK Minister for Universities and Science, and Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General, today unveiled the Agency’s first UK facility: ECSAT, the European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications, located at the Harwell Oxford campus.
ESA’s next Earth Explorer satellite7 May 2013
ESA’s next Earth Explorer satellite7 May 2013 ESA’s Earth Observation Programme Board has selected ‘Biomass’ to become the seventh Earth Explorer mission. The innovative satellite aims to map and monitor one of Earth’s most precious resources.
ESA’s Vega launcher scores new success with Proba-V7 May 2013 The second flight of ESA’s newest launch vehicle has been completed from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Two Earth observation satellites, ESA’s Proba-V and Vietnam’s VNREDSat‑1A, were released into different orbits, demonstrating the rocket’s versatility. Estonia’s first satellite, the ESTCube‑1 technology demonstrator, was also released into orbit.
Leak repaired on International Space Station 13 May 2013
Leak repaired on International Space Station 13 May 2013 Over the weekend the crew of the International Space Station worked overtime to fix a leaking cooling network outside the orbital outpost. Astronauts Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn ventured into space on Saturday and replaced a pump unit that was lea...
ATV-4 scheduled for June liftoff11 April 2013
ATV-4 scheduled for June liftoff11 April 2013 ESA's space freighter ATV Albert Einstein will be the heaviest spacecraft ever launched into space by an Ariane rocket when it lifts off to the International Space Station on 5 June.
Retired star found with planets and debris disc09 April 2013
Retired star found with planets and debris disc09 April 2013 ESA’s Herschel space observatory has provided the first images of a dust belt – produced by colliding comets or asteroids – orbiting a subgiant star known to host a planetary system.
Eyes on our Sun: ESA opens new space weather centre in Brussels05 April 2013 This week, ESA opened a new Space Weather Coordination Centre to gather up-to-date information on our Sun. It is the first such data coordination centre opened under the Agency’s Space Situational Awareness Programme.
Hunting high-mass stars with Herschel27 March 2013
Hunting high-mass stars with Herschel27 March 2013 In this new view of a vast star-forming cloud called W3, ESA’s Herschel space observatory tells the story of how massive stars are born.
Shining light on elusive dark matter03 April 2013
Shining light on elusive dark matter03 April 2013 The antimatter hunter AMS-02 on the International Space Station is searching for the missing pieces of our Universe. The project’s first results published today are hinting at a new phenomenon and revealing more about the invisible ‘dark matter’.