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Media backgrounder for ESA Council at Ministerial Level27 November 2014
Media backgrounder for ESA Council at Ministerial Level27 November 2014 The next Council at Ministerial Level (C/M 14) for the European Space Agency (ESA) takes place in Luxembourg on 2 December. The main topics for decision are reflected in three Resolutions: the Resolution on Europe’s access to space, which recognises the strategic and socio-economic value for Europe to maintain an independent, reliable and affordable access to space for institutional and commercial European customers and underlines the new gov...
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti arrives at Space Station24 November 2014
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti arrives at Space Station24 November 2014 The Soyuz spacecraft launched from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan last night safely docked with the International Space Station this morning, delivering ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and her crewmates to the weightless research centre where they will live and work for five months.
Call for Media: ESA's GOCE mission continues serving Earth sci...20 November 2014 Media are invited to a press briefing on the scientific results that continue to come from ESA’s gravity mission.
Call for Media: ESA Council Meeting at Ministerial Level, Luxe...13 November 2014 Ministers in charge of space activities within the 20 ESA Member States and Canada will meet in Luxembourg on 2 December to take key decisions on Europe's launcher programmes, the European Participation in the ISS Exploitation Programme, the future European strategy for exploration and the evolution of ESA.
Rosetta continues into its full science phase19 November 2014
Rosetta continues into its full science phase19 November 2014 With the Philae lander’s mission complete, Rosetta will now continue its own extraordinary exploration, orbiting Comet 67P/Churymov–Gerasimenko during the coming year as the enigmatic body arcs ever closer to our Sun.
Pioneering Philae completes main mission before hibernation15 November 2014
Pioneering Philae completes main mission before hibernation15 November 2014 Rosetta’s lander has completed its primary science mission after nearly 57 hours on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
Three touchdowns for Rosetta’s lander14 November 2014
Three touchdowns for Rosetta’s lander14 November 2014 After achieving touchdown on a comet for the first time in history, scientists and engineers are busy analysing this new world and the nature of the landing.
Rosetta and Philae separation confirmed12 November 2014
Rosetta and Philae separation confirmed12 November 2014 The Philae lander has separated from the Rosetta orbiter, and is now on its way to becoming the first spacecraft to touch down on a comet.