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ESA affirms Open Access policy for images, videos and data 20 February 2017
ESA affirms Open Access policy for images, videos and data 20 February 2017 ESA today announced it has adopted an Open Access policy for its content such as still images, videos and selected sets of data.
Call for Media: Signing of industrial contract for Orion space...8 February 2017 A European Service Module will power NASA’s Orion spacecraft beyond the Moon and back in 2018. ESA and Airbus Defence and Space have agreed with NASA to build a second module for a second mission with astronauts for launch as early as 2021.
SmallGEO’s first flight reaches orbit28 January 2017
SmallGEO’s first flight reaches orbit28 January 2017 ESA’s new small telecom platform was launched on its first mission in the early hours of this morning.
Call for Media: Introducing ESA’s new astronaut 25 January 2017
Call for Media: Introducing ESA’s new astronaut 25 January 2017 Media are invited to ESA’s operations centre in Darmstadt, Germany, for a press conference on 2 February at 11:00 CET (10:00 GMT) with the Agency’s latest recruit to its astronaut corps, Matthias Maurer. (editor's note: update time to 11:00 CET on 30/01/2017)
ESA’s six-legged Suntracker flying on a Dragon17 February 2017
ESA’s six-legged Suntracker flying on a Dragon17 February 2017 Tomorrow, a Space-X Dragon cargo ferry will be launched to the International Space Station packed with supplies, experiments, tools and food for the six astronauts living and working high above Earth. In the unpressurised cargo hold is a new NASA sens...
Art and space enter a new dimension16 February 2017
Art and space enter a new dimension16 February 2017 ESA’s involvement in the world of art is entering a new dimension, thanks to the cooperation with the Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, with the idea of making space activities as inclusive as possible for more of the public on Earth.
Sentinels warn of dangerous ice crack16 February 2017
Sentinels warn of dangerous ice crack16 February 2017 Following the appearance of a large crack in the ice shelf close to the Halley VI research station in Antarctica, information from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites helped to decide to close the base temporarily.
Sentinel-2 teams prepare for space16 February 2017
Sentinel-2 teams prepare for space16 February 2017 Going to space is never routine, and Sentinel-2 mission controllers are leaving nothing to chance as they prepare for the critical days following next month’s liftoff.
Fuel Sentinel-2B: done16 February 2017
Fuel Sentinel-2B: done16 February 2017 As liftoff day draws closer, the Sentinel-2B 'to do' list is shrinking as tasks are ticked off, including the tricky process of fuelling the satellite. And, even despite having to do a few unexpected jobs, everything is on track for launch.