ESA > For Media
Latest Press Releases
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...
Call for Media: Galileo 23-26 close to launch17 July 2018
Call for Media: Galileo 23-26 close to launch17 July 2018 The last four Galileo satellites of the second FOC (Full Operational Capability) batch are scheduled for launch on 25 July at 11:25 GMT (13:25 CEST, 08:25 local time) from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on an Ariane 5 rocket, designated Flight VA244 by Arianespace.
Focus on the future of space transportation: ESA’s call for ideas16 July 2018 ESA is calling for ideas that will shape the future of space transportation services – to space, in space and returning from space.
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.
Copernicus Sentinel-5P releases first data11 July 2018
Copernicus Sentinel-5P releases first data11 July 2018 Following months of tests and careful evaluation, the first data on air pollutants from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite have been released. These first maps show a range of trace gases that affect air quality such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dio...
MetOp-C launch campaign kicks off09 July 2018
MetOp-C launch campaign kicks off09 July 2018 The MetOp-C launch campaign has kicked off with the first of three Antonovs landing at Cayenne Airport, French Guiana on 20 June.
Europe’s next Galileo satellites in place atop Ariane 513 July 2018 Europe’s next Galileo satellites have been put in place on top of the Ariane 5 launcher due to lift them from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on Wednesday 25 July.