Asteroids and space debris come together for the first time13 June 2018 In January 2019, ESA will hold its first-ever joint technology conference that brings together two fundamental pillars of space safety and security: the hunt for near-Earth objects, like asteroids, and the need to detect space debris in Earth orbit....
Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Operations boosts preparations for student satellite29 May 2018 From 15 – 18 May 2018, 21 students from 9 different ESA Member and Associate States descended upon ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Centre, ESA’s European space Security and Education Centre (ESEC), Redu, Belgium. Their mission: complete the ESEO L...
Asteroid Day 201829 May 2018
Asteroid Day 201829 May 2018 On 30 June 1908, 110 years ago, a 40 m asteroid struck the Earth over Tunguska, Siberia. Destroying an area of forest the size of Greater London, this was the most significant impact event in Earth’s recent history. Now recognised by the United Nation...
ESA deep space stations ready for NASA’s InSight Mars flight04 May 2018 NASA’s latest mission to Mars begins tomorrow. ESA deep space ground stations in Australia and South America will track the InSight spacecraft on NASA’s behalf as it begins its cruise to the Red Planet.
Seventh Sentinel satellite launched for Copernicus 25 April 2018
Seventh Sentinel satellite launched for Copernicus 25 April 2018 The second Sentinel-3 satellite, Copernicus Sentinel-3B, was launched today, joining its identical twin Sentinel-3A in orbit. This pairing of satellites increases coverage and data delivery for the European Union’s Copernicus environment programme.
ESA teams ready for space24 April 2018
ESA teams ready for space24 April 2018 Tomorrow’s launch of Sentinel-3B will complete the Sentinel-3 constellation and represents the culmination of months of training to fly Europe’s latest Copernicus satellite.