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N° 5–2017 Call for Media: Signing of industrial contract for Orion spacecraft’s first astronaut mission

8 February 2017

A European Service Module will power NASA’s Orion spacecraft beyond the Moon and back in 2018. ESA and Airbus Defence and Space have agreed with NASA to build a second module for a second mission with astronauts for launch as early as 2021.

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N° 4–2017 SmallGEO’s first flight reaches orbit

28 January 2017

ESA’s new small telecom platform was launched on its first mission in the early hours of this morning.

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N° 3–2017 Call for Media: Introducing ESA’s new astronaut

25 January 2017

Media are invited to ESA’s operations centre in Darmstadt, Germany, for a press conference on 2 February at 11:00 CET (10:00 GMT) with the Agency’s latest recruit to its astronaut corps, Matthias Maurer. (editor's note: update time to 11:00 CET on 30/01/2017)

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N° 2–2017 Call for Media: First flight for SmallGEO

25 January 2017

Europe’s new versatile small geostationary platform will be launched on its maiden flight in the early hours of 28 January on a Soyuz rocket.

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