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Call for Media: ESA Hosts IAA Planetary Defence Conference 201510 April 2015 ESA will host the International Academy of Astronautic’s 4th Planetary Defence Conference (PDC 2015), entitled ‘Assessing Impact Risk & Managing Response’, at the Agency’s ESRIN establishment, near Rome, 13–17 April 2015. A media briefing will be held on 16 April 2015.
Two new satellites join the Galileo constellation28 March 2015
Two new satellites join the Galileo constellation28 March 2015 The EU’s Galileo satellite navigation system now has eight satellites in orbit following the launch of the latest pair.
Call for Media: launch of Galileo satellites 7 & 820 March 2015
Call for Media: launch of Galileo satellites 7 & 820 March 2015 Two more satellites for Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system will be launched on 27 March as deployment of the 30-satellite network continues to ramp up. Media are invited to take part in an audio briefing at 13:00 GMT (14:00 CET) on launch day.
European Data Relay System confirms services for Copernicus in...25 February 2015 Following the recent decision confirming the ESA/Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus DS) partnership on the European Data Relay System (EDRS), agreement has been reached with the European Commission (EC) for the provision of EDRS services to the European Union Copernicus programme.
Rosetta and Philae find comet not magnetised 14 April 2015
Rosetta and Philae find comet not magnetised 14 April 2015 Measurements made by Rosetta and Philae during the probe’s multiple landings on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko show that the comet’s nucleus is not magnetised.
Bulgaria becomes tenth ESA European Cooperating State09 April 2015 ESA is celebrating the tenth signature of the European Cooperating State Agreement, strengthening its relations with Bulgaria.
Last stretch before being packed tight08 April 2015
Last stretch before being packed tight08 April 2015 Once in space, Sentinel-2A will open its solar wing to generate the power it needs to carry out the task of monitoring Earth’s vegetation. Engineers have recently made sure this move is well rehearsed before the satellite is packed up and shipped to t...
Wanted: a mission name for astronaut Thomas 03 April 2015
Wanted: a mission name for astronaut Thomas 03 April 2015 ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will fly to the International Space Station next year on a six-month adventure of science in weightlessness. Now Thomas wants you to think of a name for his flight – and it will appear on the mission patch he will wear in...
Galileo meets Galileo as launch draws near18 March 2015
Galileo meets Galileo as launch draws near18 March 2015 The seventh and eighth Galileo satellites, set for launch together in nine days’ time, have been fitted together onto the dispenser that will carry them during their flight to orbit.
Sixth Galileo satellite reaches corrected orbit13 March 2015
Sixth Galileo satellite reaches corrected orbit13 March 2015 The sixth Galileo satellite of Europe’s navigation system has now entered its corrected target orbit, which will allow detailed testing to assess the performance of its navigation payload.