European Orion milestone leads to detailed design23 May 2014 ESA is a step closer to building the future of human spaceflight and exploration in Europe by completing the preliminary design review of Europe’s Service Module for NASA’s Orion vehicle to send astronauts beyond low orbit.
ATV-5 set to test new rendezvous sensors18 March 2014
ATV-5 set to test new rendezvous sensors18 March 2014 ESA’s space freighter ATV Georges Lemaître, set for launch this summer,will test new rendezvous sensors in space as it approaches the International Space Station.
Touchy-feely joystick heading to Space Station26 February 2014
Touchy-feely joystick heading to Space Station26 February 2014 Stowed inside ESA’s next supply ship to the International Space Station will be one of the most advanced joysticks ever built, designed to test the remote control of robots on the ground from up in orbit.
School's out for ATV training13 January 2014
School's out for ATV training13 January 2014 This year sees the fifth and last of ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicles leave for the International Space Station. ATV Georges Lemaître will be launched this summer from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, fully loaded with supplies, fuel and oxygen for the...
Orion milestone set for May 22 November 2013
Orion milestone set for May 22 November 2013 A milestone in developing Europe’s contribution to NASA’s Orion crew vehicle, expected to take human crews beyond Earth orbit later this decade, has been set for next May. The period until then will allow for an indepth design analysis for the propose...
A fiery end to a perfect mission: ATV Albert Einstein02 November 2013
A fiery end to a perfect mission: ATV Albert Einstein02 November 2013 ESA’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ferry, Albert Einstein, completed its five-month mission to the International Space Station by reentering the atmosphere today and burning up safely over an uninhabited area of the southern Pacific Ocean.