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Call for Media: Opportunities to follow Rosetta mission’s hist...16 October 2014 Members of the media are invited to attend events being held by ESA and the German and French space agencies on the occasion of the first ever attempt at landing on a comet.
ESA bestätigt den bevorzugten Landeplatz für Rosetta15 October 2014
ESA bestätigt den bevorzugten Landeplatz für Rosetta15 October 2014 Die ESA hat bei der Rosetta-Mission für das für den 12. November geplante Aufsetzen des Landegeräts Philae auf dem bevorzugten Landeplatz auf dem Kometen 67P/Tschurjumow-Gerassimenko grünes Licht gegeben. Es wird der weltweit erste Versuch einer weichen Kometenlandung sein.
ESA confirms the primary landing site for Rosetta15 October 2014
ESA confirms the primary landing site for Rosetta15 October 2014 ESA has given the green light for its Rosetta mission to deliver its lander, Philae, to the primary site on 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 12 November, in the first-ever attempt at a soft touchdown on a comet.
Call for Media: Signing of MetOp-SG industrial contract8 October 2014
Call for Media: Signing of MetOp-SG industrial contract8 October 2014 Members of the media are invited to ESA headquarters in Paris, France, on 16 October at 16:30 CEST to witness the signing of the industrial contract for the MetOp Second Generation (MetOp-SG) series of meteorological satellites with Airbus Defence and Space.
Mars Express ready for comet encounter17 October 2014
Mars Express ready for comet encounter17 October 2014 Europe’s Mars orbiter and its scientific instruments will have a frontrow seat on Sunday when Comet Siding Spring grazes the Red Planet, skimming past at a little more than a third of the Moon’s distance from Earth.
Europe secures new generation of weather satellites16 October 2014
Europe secures new generation of weather satellites16 October 2014 Contracts were signed today to build three pairs of MetOp Second Generation satellites, ensuring the continuity of essential information for global weather forecasting and climate monitoring for decades to come.
CryoSat unveils secrets of the deep03 October 2014
CryoSat unveils secrets of the deep03 October 2014 ESA’s ice mission has been used to create a new gravity map, exposing thousands of previously unchartered ‘seamounts’, ridges and deep ocean structures. This vivid new picture of the least-explored part of the ocean offers fresh clues about how contin...
Alexander Gerst set for spacewalk03 October 2014
Alexander Gerst set for spacewalk03 October 2014 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst has spent four months in the relative safety of the International Space Station but on Tuesday he will venture into open space with NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman on a seven-hour spacewalk.
Four candidate landing sites for ExoMars 2018 01 October 2014
Four candidate landing sites for ExoMars 2018 01 October 2014 Four possible landing sites are being considered for the ExoMars mission in 2018. Its rover will search for evidence of martian life, past or present.
ESA spaceplane on its way23 September 2014
ESA spaceplane on its way23 September 2014 The Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle is ready to fly and left the Netherlands today for the launch site in French Guiana.