New software ideas get a step closer to space10 May 2013 Project managers at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) are preparing to welcome candidates from across Europe to develop the requirements for the OPS-SAT mission. Software developers responded to a public invitation to put forward ideas for t...
After Chelyabinsk: European experts assess asteroid options08 May 2013 In February, a speeding asteroid slammed into our atmosphere and exploded high over Russia’s Ural region, injuring hundreds and causing millions of euros of damage. What should we do if we have a similar – or even bigger – strike in the future?
Herschel closes its eyes on the Universe29 April 2013
Herschel closes its eyes on the Universe29 April 2013 ESA’s Herschel space observatory has exhausted its supply of liquid helium coolant, ending more than three years of pioneering observations of the cool Universe.
Global experts agree action needed on space debris 25 April 2013
Global experts agree action needed on space debris 25 April 2013 There is an urgent need to remove orbiting space debris and to fly satellites in the future without creating new fragments, Europe’s largest-ever space-debris conference announced today.
ATV-4 scheduled for June liftoff11 April 2013
ATV-4 scheduled for June liftoff11 April 2013 ESA's space freighter ATV Albert Einstein will be the heaviest spacecraft ever launched into space by an Ariane rocket when it lifts off to the International Space Station on 5 June.
Eyes on our Sun: ESA opens new space weather centre in Brussels05 April 2013 This week, ESA opened a new Space Weather Coordination Centre to gather up-to-date information on our Sun. It is the first such data coordination centre opened under the Agency’s Space Situational Awareness Programme.