LISA Pathfinder launch timeline30 November 2015
LISA Pathfinder launch timeline30 November 2015 On Wednesday, a Vega rocket will boost LISA Pathfinder into space to pave the way to a future mission for detecting gravitational waves. Once aloft, ESA’s mission control teams will pace the ultra high-tech spacecraft through the critical first days o...
Flight teams prepare for LISA Pathfinder liftoff27 November 2015
Flight teams prepare for LISA Pathfinder liftoff27 November 2015 Following months of intensive training, mission controllers for the LISA Pathfinder gravitational wave detection testbed will complete a final rehearsal tomorrow, ensuring that all is ready for the journey to space.
Tracking new missions from down under 24 November 2015
Tracking new missions from down under 24 November 2015 For beachgoers, Australia’s pristine west coast is an ideal location to catch some rays. It is also ideal for catching signals from newly launched rockets and satellites, which is one reason why ESA is redeveloping its tracking capabilities down under.
Rosetta and Philae: one year since landing on a comet12 November 2015
Rosetta and Philae: one year since landing on a comet12 November 2015 One year since Philae made its historic landing on a comet, mission teams remain hopeful for renewed contact with the lander, while also looking ahead to next year’s grand finale: making a controlled impact of the Rosetta orbiter on the comet.
Europe comes together for space weather05 November 2015
Europe comes together for space weather05 November 2015 Working with scientists in 14 countries across Europe, ESA is developing a warning network that will help protect us from the effects of our Sun’s activity.
Halloween asteroid gives us a miss, confirms ESA28 October 2015
Halloween asteroid gives us a miss, confirms ESA28 October 2015 An asteroid four times the size of a football pitch will miss Earth on All Hallows’ Eve. The flyby highlights the need to watch for space rocks.