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N° 10–2019 EDRS-C successfully launched

6 August 2019

The second satellite to join the constellation that forms the European Data Relay System (EDRS) was launched by Arianespace on 06 August, 21:30 CEST (19:30 UTC).  The satellite was launched on board an Ariane 5, together with a second passenger, Intelsat 39, from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. 

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N° 9–2019 Call for media: ‘Space Station Earth’ world premiere in Stockholm

30 July 2019

A constellation of European astronauts, epic music under the stars and a live connection with the International Space Station will kick off the Stockholm Culture Festival at the height of the Scandinavian summer. 

Space is this year’s theme of the Stockholm Culture Festival, a mass event that takes over central Stockholm, Sweden, from 13 to 17 August. 

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N° 8–2019 Luca Parmitano returns to the International Space Station

21 July 2019

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has arrived at the International Space Station on his ‘Beyond’ mission, marking the start of Expedition 60.

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N° 7–2019 Vega Flight VV15 failure: Arianespace and ESA appoint an independent inquiry commission

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.

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