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'J' marks the spot for Rosetta's lander15 September 2014
'J' marks the spot for Rosetta's lander15 September 2014 Rosetta's lander Philae will target Site J, an intriguing region on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk to the lander compared to the other candidate sites.
Call for Media: Rosetta landing site announcement 3 September 2014
Call for Media: Rosetta landing site announcement 3 September 2014 Members of the media are invited to ESA Headquarters in Paris, France, on 15 September for the announcement of the primary landing site for Rosetta’s lander Philae, where in November it will attempt the first soft touchdown in history on a comet.
Soyuz Galileo Launch : injection anomaly23 August 2014
Soyuz Galileo Launch : injection anomaly23 August 2014 Following the announcement made by Arianespace on the anomalies of the orbit injection of the Galileo satellites, the teams of industries and agencies involved in the early operations of the satellites are investigating the potential implications on the mission.
Galileo has started its operational deployment phase22 August 2014
Galileo has started its operational deployment phase22 August 2014 The next pair of Galileo satellites, Galileo 5 and 6, has been successfully delivered into orbit today. This launch marks the start of a new phase in the European satellite navigation programme where the full constellation will be deployed with short intervals between launches.
Gaia discovers its first supernova12 September 2014
Gaia discovers its first supernova12 September 2014 While scanning the sky to measure the positions and movements of stars in our Galaxy, Gaia has discovered its first stellar explosion in another galaxy far, far away.
Call for Media: ‘Metallurgy Europe’ – investing one billion euros into metals research and manufacturing02 September 2014 European industry has decided to ‘put the pedal to the metal’, by creating the world's largest research consortium in the field of metals research and manufacturing. Media are invited to learn about the new programme in a press conference at London’s...
Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly28 August 2014
Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly28 August 2014 Operations continue smoothly for Galileo Sat 5-6. Both satellites now have both sets of their solar arrays fully deployed and generating power.
Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly26 August 2014
Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly26 August 2014 Work at ESA’s ESOC control centre continues relentlessly on the two Galileo satellites.
Rosetta: Landing site search narrows25 August 2014
Rosetta: Landing site search narrows25 August 2014 Using detailed information collected by ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft during its first two weeks at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, five locations have been identified as candidate sites to set down the Philae lander in November – the first time a landing...
Ice sheet highs, lows and loss20 August 2014
Ice sheet highs, lows and loss20 August 2014 Measurements from ESA’s CryoSat mission have been used to map the height of the huge ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica and show how they are changing. New results reveal combined ice volume loss at an unprecedented rate of 500 cubic kil...
28 Aug: update on launch injection anomalyOperations continue smoothly for Galileo sats 5-6. Both with fully deployed solar arrays and generating power.
Rosetta: landing site selection press conferenceThe landing site for Philae will be announced in ESA HQ on 15 September. See Media Calendar
VS09 flight: Arianespace names independent inquiry commissionClick to read Arianespace's press release
Statement on VS09 orbit insertion anomalyClick for Arianespace's press release on the inital report