Experimental spaceplane unboxed for final tests25 June 2014
Experimental spaceplane unboxed for final tests25 June 2014 The Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle arrived in the Netherlands last night to undergo final tests at ESA’s main technical centre ahead of its November launch.
Bringing back our spaceplane24 June 2014
Bringing back our spaceplane24 June 2014 Yesterday, the ship and crew aiming to recover Europe’s unmanned IXV spacecraft in November had a practice run off the coast of Tuscany, Italy.
Tracking Europe’s family of launchers from Gabon09 May 2014 As Europe lofts more rockets, ESA’s network of tracking stations used to follow their progress has never been more important.
Commercial liftoff for Europe’s smallest launcher30 April 2014
Commercial liftoff for Europe’s smallest launcher30 April 2014 The third launch by Europe’s new small launcher, Vega, has delivered Kazakhstan’s first satellite for high-resolution Earth observation into its planned orbit.
Europe lofts first Copernicus environmental satellite03 April 2014 The ability of European citizens, policymakers and service providers to access key environmental data on a routine basis will take a major step forward following the launch today of ESA’s Sentinel-1A satellite.
Ariane 5’s second launch of 201422 March 2014
Ariane 5’s second launch of 201422 March 2014 An Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecom satellites, Astra-5B and Amazonas-4A, into their planned transfer orbits.