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Europe’s third polar-orbiting weather satellite lofted into orbit7 November 2018 The third MetOp satellite, MetOp-C, has been launched on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana to continue the provision of data for weather forecasting from polar orbit.
Call for media: The ESA Earth Observation Φ-week 6 November 2018
Call for media: The ESA Earth Observation Φ-week 6 November 2018 Media are invited to the Φ-week, a five-day international event organised by ESA on innovation and its applications to Earth observation and other space domains, to be hosted at its Earth observation centre in Frascati, Italy, from 12-16 November 2018.
Call for media: launch of MetOp-C – European meteorological sa...30 October 2018 Media representatives are invited to Eumetsat in Germany on 6 November to follow the launch of Europe’s third polar-orbiting weather satellite, MetOp-C.
Call for media: The European Service Module meets Orion26 October 2018
Call for media: The European Service Module meets Orion26 October 2018 Media are invited to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in the US on 16 November for an event marking the arrival of the first European Service Module – the powerhouse that will supply NASA’s Orion spacecraft with electricity, propulsion, thermal control, air and water.
Berlin museum hosts meeting on Europe’s next asteroid mission13 November 2018
Berlin museum hosts meeting on Europe’s next asteroid mission13 November 2018 Space engineers and asteroid experts from across Europe and beyond will gather at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin this week to discuss plans for ‘bonus’ science resulting from humankind’s first spacecraft to explore a binary asteroid system – ESA’...
Hot fire test proves 3D-printed thrust chamber for future Vega Evolution14 November 2018 The first element of Europe’s future evolution of the Vega launch vehicle for use beyond 2025 was successfully tested this week at Avio in Colleferro, Italy.
ESA’s gravity-mapper reveals relics of ancient continents under Antarctic ice07 November 2018 It was five years ago this month that ESA’s GOCE gravity-mapping satellite finally gave way to gravity, but its results are still yielding buried treasure – giving a new view of the remnants of lost continents hidden deep under the ice sheet of Antarc...
Oxia Planum favoured for ExoMars surface mission09 November 2018
Oxia Planum favoured for ExoMars surface mission09 November 2018 The ExoMars Landing Site Selection Working Group has recommended Oxia Planum as the landing site for the ESA-Roscosmos rover and surface science platform that will launch to the Red Planet in 2020.
Construction of Europe's exoplanet hunter Plato begins04 October 2018
Construction of Europe's exoplanet hunter Plato begins04 October 2018 The construction of ESA's Plato mission to find and study planets beyond our Solar System will be led by Germany’s OHB System AG as prime contractor, marking the start of the full industrial phase of the project.
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...