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Call for media: First ESA facility in UK - a catalyst for growth2 July 2015 On Thursday 9 July, ESA, the European Space Agency, European government leaders and space sector representatives will come together to inaugurate new ESA facilities and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories at the UK Space Gateway in Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire.
Johann-Dietrich Woerner is new ESA Director General1 July 2015 As of today, 1 July 2015, ESA has a new Director General: Johann-Dietrich Woerner, who has taken up duty at ESA Headquarters in Paris, France.
Second Copernicus environmental satellite safely in orbit23 June 2015 The ESA-developed Sentinel satellite – Sentinel-2A- was launched today, adding a high-resolution optical imaging capability to the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.
Comet sinkholes generate jets 01 July 2015
Comet sinkholes generate jets 01 July 2015 A number of the dust jets emerging from Rosetta’s comet can be traced back to active pits that were likely formed by a sudden collapse of the surface. These ‘sinkholes’ are providing a glimpse at the chaotic and diverse interior of the comet.
Johann-Dietrich Woerner is new ESA Director General01 July 2015 As of today, 1 July 2015, ESA has a new Director General: Johann-Dietrich Woerner, who has taken up duty at ESA Headquarters in Paris, France.
Sentinel-2 delivers first images29 June 2015
Sentinel-2 delivers first images29 June 2015 Just four days after being lofted into orbit, Europe’s Sentinel-2A satellite delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the ‘colour vision’ that it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.
Exposed water ice detected on comet’s surface24 June 2015
Exposed water ice detected on comet’s surface24 June 2015 Using the high-resolution science camera on board ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft, scientists have identified more than a hundred patches of water ice a few metres in size on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Rosetta mission extended 23 June 2015
Rosetta mission extended 23 June 2015 The adventure continues: ESA today confirmed that its Rosetta mission will be extended until the end of September 2016, at which point the spacecraft will most likely be landed on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Getting the best from next-generation satcoms16 June 2015
Getting the best from next-generation satcoms16 June 2015 New technologies to help fully exploit the capabilities of the next generation of high-throughput telecom satellites will be developed under a public–private partnership between ESA and global satellite operator Intelsat.