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Call for Media: ESA’s Lagrange mission at New Scientist Live14 September 2018
Call for Media: ESA’s Lagrange mission at New Scientist Live14 September 2018 ESA will be taking part in this year’s New Scientist Live event in London from Thursday 20 September until Sunday 23 September with anESA exhibition stand in the Cosmos area.
ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite launched22 August 2018
ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite launched22 August 2018 ESA’s Earth Explorer Aeolus satellite has been launched into polar orbit on a Vega rocket. Using revolutionary laser technology, Aeolus will measure winds around the globe and play a key role in our quest to better understand the workings of our atmosphere. Importantly, this novel mission will also improve weather forecasting.
Call for Media: Aeolus launch event10 August 2018
Call for Media: Aeolus launch event10 August 2018 ESA’s Aeolus mission, which will use revolutionary laser technology to measure winds around the globe, is set for launch on 21 August from Europe’s Spaceport at Kourou in French Guiana. Media representatives are invited to the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany, to follow the launch of this latest Earth Explorer satellite.
New satellite launch extends Galileo’s global reach25 July 2018 Four more Galileo satellites were launched today by an Ariane 5. Their arrival in orbit brings the Galileo constellation to 26 satellites, extending the global coverage of the constellation. Ariane 5 flight VA244, operated by Arianespace under contract to ESA, lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 11:25 GMT (13:25 CEST, 08:25 local time), carrying Galileo satellites 23–26. The first pair of 715 kg satellites was rele...
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...
Hot firing proves solid rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C16 July 2018 Today's hot firing of the P120C solid-propellant motor at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana proves its flight-worthiness for use on Vega-C next year and on Ariane 6 from 2020.