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N° 47–2014 Johann-Dietrich Woerner to be Director General of ESA

18 December 2014

Today, the Council of the European Space Agency announced the appointment of Johann-Dietrich Woerner as the next Director General of ESA, for a period of four years starting on 1 July 2015.

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N° 46–2014 Venus Express goes gently into the night

16 December 2014

ESA’s Venus Express has ended its eight-year mission after far exceeding its planned life. The spacecraft exhausted its propellant during a series of thruster burns to raise its orbit following the low-altitude aerobraking earlier this year.

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N° 45–2014 Call for Media: Space Station year-long mission

12 December 2014

The partner agencies supporting the International Space Station will hold a press conference on 18 December to preview the upcoming year-long expedition and to discuss the future of the international laboratory.

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N° 44–2014 Galileo satellite recovered and transmitting navigation signals

3 December 2014

Europe’s fifth Galileo satellite, one of two delivered into a wrong orbit by VS09 Soyuz-Fregat launcher in August, has transmitted its first navigation signal in space on Saturday 29 November 2014. It has reached its new target orbit and its navigation payload has been successfully switched on.

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