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Call for Media: launch of Galileo satellites 7 & 820 March 2015
Call for Media: launch of Galileo satellites 7 & 820 March 2015 Two more satellites for Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system will be launched on 27 March as deployment of the 30-satellite network continues to ramp up. Media are invited to take part in an audio briefing at 13:00 GMT (14:00 CET) on launch day.
European Data Relay System confirms services for Copernicus in...25 February 2015 Following the recent decision confirming the ESA/Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus DS) partnership on the European Data Relay System (EDRS), agreement has been reached with the European Commission (EC) for the provision of EDRS services to the European Union Copernicus programme.
ESA’s Biomass satellite goes ahead19 February 2015
ESA’s Biomass satellite goes ahead19 February 2015 Following the initial selection in 2013 for Biomass to become ESA’s seventh Earth Explorer mission and the completion of preparatory activities, ESA Member States yesterday gave the green light for its full implementation for launch in 2020.
Galileo meets Galileo as launch draws near18 March 2015
Galileo meets Galileo as launch draws near18 March 2015 The seventh and eighth Galileo satellites, set for launch together in nine days’ time, have been fitted together onto the dispenser that will carry them during their flight to orbit.
Sixth Galileo satellite reaches corrected orbit13 March 2015
Sixth Galileo satellite reaches corrected orbit13 March 2015 The sixth Galileo satellite of Europe’s navigation system has now entered its corrected target orbit, which will allow detailed testing to assess the performance of its navigation payload.
Galileo satellites ready for fuelling as launcher takes shape09 March 2015 All the elements for this month’s Galileo launch are coming together at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. As the two satellites undergo final testing and preparations, the first part of their Soyuz launcher has also been integrated.
ESA experimental spaceplane completes research flight11 February 2015
ESA experimental spaceplane completes research flight11 February 2015 An experimental vehicle to develop an autonomous European reentry capability for future reusable space transportation has completed its mission. ESA’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle flew a flawless reentry and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean jus...
Rosetta watches comet shed its dusty coat 26 January 2015
Rosetta watches comet shed its dusty coat 26 January 2015 ESA’s Rosetta mission is providing unique insight into the life cycle of a comet’s dusty surface, watching 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko as it sheds the dusty coat it has accumulated over the past four years.