Have you ever used a camera on board an interplanetary spacecraft? 06 March 2015 In May, the ‘webcam’ on board Mars Express will be available for public imaging requests. We’re inviting schools, science clubs and youth groups to submit proposals for one of eight opportunities to image another planet.
ESA experts assess risk from exploded satellite04 March 2015
ESA experts assess risk from exploded satellite04 March 2015 After studying the recent explosive break-up of a US satellite, ESA space debris experts have concluded this event does not increase the collision risk to nearby ESA missions in any meaningful way.
ESA’s spaceplane is coming home24 February 2015
ESA’s spaceplane is coming home24 February 2015 ESA’s IXV spaceplane, launched on a Vega rocket on 11 February, is now on its way to Europe for detailed study in Italy.
ATV’s internal camera delivered data, but not images20 February 2015
ATV’s internal camera delivered data, but not images20 February 2015 A prototype ‘blackbox for spacecraft’ running inside ESA’s cargo ferry as it burned up in the atmosphere managed to return data to the ground but, sadly, the images it took were lost in transit.
Last ATV reentry leaves legacy for future space exploration15 February 2015
Last ATV reentry leaves legacy for future space exploration15 February 2015 ESA’s fifth automated cargo ferry completed its mission to the International Space Station today when it reentered the atmosphere and burned up safely over an uninhabited area of the southern Pacific Ocean.
ESA experimental spaceplane completes research flight11 February 2015
ESA experimental spaceplane completes research flight11 February 2015 An experimental vehicle to develop an autonomous European reentry capability for future reusable space transportation has completed its mission. ESA’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle flew a flawless reentry and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean jus...