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Call for media: Cheops ready for launch in October19 March 2019
Call for media: Cheops ready for launch in October19 March 2019 The Cheops mission, ESA’s first mission dedicated to the study of exoplanets, is scheduled to lift off on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, within the launch slot 15 October – 14 November 2019.
Call for Media: Space Safety conference and media briefing 11 January 2019
Call for Media: Space Safety conference and media briefing 11 January 2019 Whether it's tackling the challenge of space debris, ensuring a timely warning of space weather impacts or detecting and deflecting asteroids: Space Safety is an emerging field and will be included in the proposals of ESA Director General Jan Wörner for the next Ministerial Council, called ‘Space19+’, in November 2019.
ESA Director General’s press breakfast21 December 2018
ESA Director General’s press breakfast21 December 2018 On Wednesday, 16 January 2019, ESA Director General Jan Wörner will meet the media at ESA’s headquarters in Paris.
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst returns to Earth – for the secon...20 December 2018 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst returned to Earth today alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev.
Satellites key to addressing water scarcity 22 March 2019
Satellites key to addressing water scarcity 22 March 2019 Today is World Water Day, but with millions of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe struggling to cope in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, the notion of water shortages may not be at the forefront of our minds right now. Even so, floods, like we se...
Copernicus Sentinel-1 maps floods in wake of Idai 20 March 2019
Copernicus Sentinel-1 maps floods in wake of Idai 20 March 2019 As millions of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe struggle to cope with the aftermath of what could be the southern hemisphere’s worst storm, Copernicus Sentinel-1 is one of the satellite missions being used to map flooded areas to help relief...
Land-cover dynamics unveiled21 March 2019
Land-cover dynamics unveiled21 March 2019 Billions of image pixels recorded by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission have been used to generate a high-resolution map of land-cover dynamics across Earth’s landmasses. This map also depicts the month of the peak of vegetation and gives new insight i...
ExoMars landing platform arrives in Europe with a name21 March 2019 The platform destined to land on the Red Planet as part of the next ExoMars mission has arrived in Europe for final assembly and testing – and been given a name.
Taking gravity from strength to strength20 March 2019
Taking gravity from strength to strength20 March 2019 Ten years ago, ESA launched one of its most innovative satellites. GOCE spent four years measuring a fundamental force of nature: gravity. This extraordinary mission not only yielded new insights into our gravity field, but led to some amazing discove...
Close encounters: planning for extra Hera flyby20 February 2019
Close encounters: planning for extra Hera flyby20 February 2019 ESA’s proposed Hera mission will already visit two asteroids: the Didymos binary pair. The Hera team hopes to boost that number by performing a flyby of another asteroid during the mission’s three-year flight.