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Call For Media: Press briefing on launch of Galileo satellites...28 August 2015 The next two satellites in Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system will be launched together on 11 September, taking its orbital constellation a step closer to initial services. Media are invited to take part in an audio briefing on 10 September.
Call for Media: LISA Pathfinder leaving for launch site 19 August 2015
Call for Media: LISA Pathfinder leaving for launch site 19 August 2015 Slated for launch by Vega in November, ESA’s gravitational-wave detection technology demonstrator is ready to begin launch preparations in September at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Members of the media are invited to join ESA and Airbus Defence and Space at IABG’s space test centre in Ottobrunn, near Munich, Germany, to get a final glimpse of LISA Pathfinder before it departs to the launch site.
Ariane 6 and Vega C begin development12 August 2015
Ariane 6 and Vega C begin development12 August 2015 Today, ESA signed contracts for the development of the Ariane 6 new‑generation launcher, its launch base and the Vega C evolution of the current ESA small launcher.
MSG-4, Europe’s latest weather satellite, delivers first image4 August 2015 Today, the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) instrument on MSG-4 captured its first image of Earth. This demonstrates that Europe’s latest geostationary weather satellite, launched on 15 July, is performing well and is on its way to becoming fully operational when needed after six months of commissioning.
LISA Pathfinder set for launch site01 September 2015
LISA Pathfinder set for launch site01 September 2015 LISA Pathfinder, ESA’s demonstrator for spaceborne observations of gravitational waves, is ready to leave for Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
Longer flight to the International Space Station for Andreas Mogensen27 August 2015 ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen will leave for the International Space Station from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 2 September with commander Sergei Volkov and Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov. Their flight in the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft will tak...
ESA’s next astronaut to go into space arrives at launch site19 August 2015 ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen, Soyuz spacecraft commander Sergei Volkov and Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov arrived in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, yesterday. This is their last destination before heading to the International Space Station in the night of 2...
Press release published on behalf of the IAF: IAC 2015 in Jerusalem, Oct 12-1604 August 2015 World’s Largest Space Conference to Meet October 12-16 The 66th annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2015 will take place in Jerusalem on October 12-16th. The Israel Space Agency will host the IAC, which serves as the premier internation...
Science on the surface of a comet30 July 2015
Science on the surface of a comet30 July 2015 Complex molecules that could be key building blocks of life, the daily rise and fall of temperature, and an assessment of the surface properties and internal structure of the comet are just some of the highlights of the first scientific analysis of th...
Third spaceflight for astronaut Paolo Nespoli30 July 2015
Third spaceflight for astronaut Paolo Nespoli30 July 2015 ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli will be heading for space a third time, as part of Expeditions 52 and 53 to the International Space Station. He will be launched on a Soyuz vehicle in May 2017 on a five-month mission.