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Europe’s third polar-orbiting weather satellite lofted into orbit7 November 2018 The third MetOp satellite, MetOp-C, has been launched on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana to continue the provision of data for weather forecasting from polar orbit.
Call for media: The ESA Earth Observation Φ-week 6 November 2018
Call for media: The ESA Earth Observation Φ-week 6 November 2018 Media are invited to the Φ-week, a five-day international event organised by ESA on innovation and its applications to Earth observation and other space domains, to be hosted at its Earth observation centre in Frascati, Italy, from 12-16 November 2018.
Call for media: launch of MetOp-C – European meteorological sa...30 October 2018 Media representatives are invited to Eumetsat in Germany on 6 November to follow the launch of Europe’s third polar-orbiting weather satellite, MetOp-C.
Call for media: The European Service Module meets Orion26 October 2018
Call for media: The European Service Module meets Orion26 October 2018 Media are invited to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in the US on 16 November for an event marking the arrival of the first European Service Module – the powerhouse that will supply NASA’s Orion spacecraft with electricity, propulsion, thermal control, air and water.
Construction of Europe's exoplanet hunter Plato begins04 October 2018
Construction of Europe's exoplanet hunter Plato begins04 October 2018 The construction of ESA's Plato mission to find and study planets beyond our Solar System will be led by Germany’s OHB System AG as prime contractor, marking the start of the full industrial phase of the project.
Aeolus laser shines light on wind05 September 2018
Aeolus laser shines light on wind05 September 2018 Following the launch of Aeolus on 22 August, this extraordinary satellite’s instrument has been turned on and is now emitting pulses of ultraviolet light from its laser, which is fundamental to measuring Earth’s wind. And, this remarkable mission has...
BepiColombo science orbiters stacked together31 August 2018
BepiColombo science orbiters stacked together31 August 2018 The two science orbiters of the joint ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission are connected in their launch configuration and the European science orbiter and transport module have been given the go-ahead to be loaded with propellants.
Shedding light on shallow waters27 August 2018
Shedding light on shallow waters27 August 2018 Keeping an eye on our waters is more important than ever, as widespread drought continues to sweep Europe this summer.
Martian atmosphere behaves as one19 July 2018
Martian atmosphere behaves as one19 July 2018 New research using a decade of data from ESA’s Mars Express has found clear signs of the complex martian atmosphere acting as a single, interconnected system, with processes occurring at low and mid levels significantly affecting those seen higher up.
From an almost perfect Universe to the best of both worlds17 July 2018 It was 21 March 2013. The world’s scientific press had either gathered in ESA’s Paris headquarters or logged in online, along with a multitude of scientists around the globe, to witness the moment when ESA’s Planck mission revealed its ‘image’ of the...