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Call for media: follow the launch of ESA astronaut Alexander G...22 May 2018 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will be launched into space on 6 June at 11:12 GMT (13:12 CEST) alongside Roscosmos commanderSergei Prokopyev and NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor.
Call for Media: Last look at ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite17 May 2018 Carrying novel laser technology to measure winds around the globe, ESA’s Aeolus satellite will soon be shipped to French Guiana for liftoff. This is the first time that UV laser technology will be used for such spaceborne measurements. Before it is packed up, media representatives are invited to see this extraordinary satellite in the cleanroom at Airbus Defence and Space’s facilities in Toulouse, France, on 5 June 2018.
Call for media: Meet Europe’s exoplanet satellite Cheops13 May 2018 Media are invited to join experts of the Characterising Exoplanets Satellite, Cheops, at Airbus Defence and Space in Madrid, Spain, for a unique opportunity to visit the spacecraft in the clean room on 22 May.
Seventh Sentinel satellite launched for Copernicus 25 April 2018
Seventh Sentinel satellite launched for Copernicus 25 April 2018 The second Sentinel-3 satellite, Copernicus Sentinel-3B, was launched today, joining its identical twin Sentinel-3A in orbit. This pairing of satellites increases coverage and data delivery for the European Union’s Copernicus environment programme.
Storm hunter in position13 April 2018
Storm hunter in position13 April 2018 The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor, also known as the Space Storm Hunter, was installed today outside the European space laboratory Columbus.
Swarm tracks elusive ocean magnetism10 April 2018
Swarm tracks elusive ocean magnetism10 April 2018 The magnetic field is arguably one of the most mysterious features of our planet. ESA’s Swarm mission is continually yielding more insight into how our protective shield is generated, how it behaves and how it is changing. Adding yet another string to...
ExoMars poised to start science mission 09 April 2018
ExoMars poised to start science mission 09 April 2018 The ExoMars orbiter will soon begin its search for gases that may be linked to active geological or biological activity on the Red Planet.
ESA reentry expertise30 March 2018
ESA reentry expertise30 March 2018 Every week, on average, a substantial, inert satellite drops into our atmosphere and burns up. Monitoring these reentries and warning European civil authorities has become routine work for ESA’s space debris experts.
The Viking, the dragon and the god of thunder30 March 2018
The Viking, the dragon and the god of thunder30 March 2018 Scandinavian mythology stories are rich in fantastic creatures, and a Nordic astronaut is about to write a new chapter as Space Viking Andreas Mogensen monitors the arrival of the Dragon cargo vessel at the International Space Station next week. The p...
A space window to electrifying science 26 March 2018
A space window to electrifying science 26 March 2018 Lightning triggers powerful electrical bursts in Earth’s atmosphere almost every second. The inner workings of these magnificent forces of nature are still unknown, but a rare observation by an ESA astronaut gave a boost to the science community. A Eu...