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Call for Media: Last chance to view Europe’s Solar Orbiter3 October 2019 ESA’s new Sun explorer will leave Europe soon, with final launch preparations starting in November at Cape Canaveral in Florida, US. ESA and Airbus Defence and Space invite members of the media to get a final glimpse of Solar Orbiter on 18 October at IABG’s space test centre in Ottobrunn, near Munich, Germany, before the spacecraft departs for the launch site.
Talking space with the next generation in Europe 2 October 2019
Talking space with the next generation in Europe 2 October 2019 As World Space Week (4-10 October) approaches, ESA invites the next generation of space professionals to give their opinions about the future of space.
New European Space Agency mission will add to climate knowledge 24 September 2019
New European Space Agency mission will add to climate knowledge 24 September 2019 A new European mission, the Far-infrared Outgoing Radiation Understanding and Monitoring mission, or FORUM, will add a crucial measurement to help our understanding of Earth’s changing climate. Measurements from the new spacecraft will improve confidence in the accuracy of climate change assessments that form the basis for future policy decisions.
Call for media: ESA ESTEC Open Day - ESA to the Moon9 September 2019
Call for media: ESA ESTEC Open Day - ESA to the Moon9 September 2019 Media registrations are now open for ESA’s Open Day in the Netherlands on Sunday 6 October – the general public and media will have the opportunity to meet astronauts, space experts and see behind the scenes of Europe’s space adventure at ESA’s largest establishment.
Alexei Leonov, the first spacewalker, passes away11 October 2019
Alexei Leonov, the first spacewalker, passes away11 October 2019 Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first person to conduct a spacewalk, passed away on 11 October, aged 85.
Bones, bacteria and nutrition – European research on Space Station14 October 2019 For eight days the International Space Station operated at full capacity with nine astronauts. With the extra set of hands in space the science teams on Earth got busy scheduling the astronauts’ days to get the most research time out of their time in...
ExoMars parachute progress15 October 2019
ExoMars parachute progress15 October 2019 Positive steps towards solving the problems discovered with the ExoMars mission parachutes have been taken in the last month to keep on track for the July-August 2020 launch window.
A new satellite to understand how Earth is losing its cool24 September 2019
A new satellite to understand how Earth is losing its cool24 September 2019 Following a rigorous selection process, ESA has selected a new satellite mission to fill in a critical missing piece of the climate jigsaw. By measuring radiation emitted by Earth into space, FORUM will provide new insight into the planet’s radiation...
Can oceans turn the tide on the climate crisis?08 October 2019
Can oceans turn the tide on the climate crisis?08 October 2019 As we pump more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the world is warming at an alarming rate, with devastating consequences. While our vast oceans are helping to take the heat out of climate change, new research shows that they are absorbing a lot m...