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Vega Flight VV15 failure: Arianespace and ESA appoint an indep...11 July 2019 Arianespace announced today, 11 July, 2019, the failure of Flight VV15 carrying the FalconEye1 satellite. This was the first Vega failure after 14 successful launches in a row since being introduced at the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana in 2012.
Call for media: ESA at the International Paris Air Show 201912 June 2019 The 53rd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget will open its doors on Monday, 17 June 2019 and run until Sunday, 23 June. ESA will present its programmes in an innovative digital exhibition located, as in the past, between two full-scale models of the Ariane 1 and Ariane 5 launchers near the permanent Air and Space Museum.
Call for media: EU-ESA Space Council27 May 2019
Call for media: EU-ESA Space Council27 May 2019 The meeting of the 9th EU-ESA Space Council will take place between 11:15 and 13:00 on Tuesday 28 May 2019, debating the theme ‘Space as an enabler’. Members of the media are invited to attend a press conference at 13:15 at the LEX Building in Brussels, where Spain’s Minister for Science, Innovation and Universities Pedro Duque and Nicolae Hurduc, Minister for Research and Innovation of Romania will speak. The press conference will also be s...
Call for media: News conference with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano30 April 2019 Media are invited to join ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano on Saturday, 11 May, at ESRIN, ESA’s establishment in Frascati near Rome, Italy, for his final news conference in Europe before his second mission to the International Space Station.
First results from the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter10 April 2019
First results from the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter10 April 2019 New evidence of the impact of the recent planet-encompassing dust storm on water in the atmosphere, and a surprising lack of methane, are among the scientific highlights of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter’s first year in orbit.
Glaciers lose nine trillion tonnes of ice in half a century08 April 2019 When we think of climate change, one of the first things to come to mind is melting polar ice. However, ice loss isn’t just restricted to the polar regions. According to research published today, glaciers around the world have lost well over 9000 giga...
Copernicus Masters 2019 submissions open03 April 2019
Copernicus Masters 2019 submissions open03 April 2019 The Copernicus Masters 2019 competition is now open for submissions. This international competition awards prizes to innovative solutions, developments and ideas for business and society that use Copernicus data.
Mars Express matches methane spike measured by Curiosity02 April 2019 A reanalysis of data collected by ESA’s Mars Express during the first 20 months of NASA’s Curiosity mission found one case of correlated methane detection, the first time an in-situ measurement has been independently confirmed from orbit.
Mars calling26 March 2019
Mars calling26 March 2019 An exciting new competition is giving citizens of planet Earth the opportunity to get their voices to Mars in the next phase of the ExoMars programme. The ExoMars rover and platform will launch to the Red Planet in 2020.