Last ATV lifts off to supply the Space Station29 July 2014
Last ATV lifts off to supply the Space Station29 July 2014 The fifth and final mission of ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicle got off to a flying start today with its launch from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, heading for the International Space Station.
ESA’s spaceplane set for flight16 July 2014
ESA’s spaceplane set for flight16 July 2014 All eyes are on ESA’s spaceplane to showcase reentry technologies after its unconventional launch on a Vega rocket this November.
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.