Galileo arrives on the Space Station26 July 2017
Galileo arrives on the Space Station26 July 2017 If one’s good, two are better, and this is especially true when it comes to developing new applications for navsat systems like Galileo and GPS. That’s why an experiment on the International Space Station will start receiving signals from both simulta...
LISA Pathfinder: bake, rattle and roll13 July 2017
LISA Pathfinder: bake, rattle and roll13 July 2017 The final days of the LISA Pathfinder mission are some of the busiest, as controllers make final tests and get ready to switch off the gravitational pioneer next Tuesday.
LISA Pathfinder to conclude trailblazing mission29 June 2017
LISA Pathfinder to conclude trailblazing mission29 June 2017 After sixteen months of science operations, LISA Pathfinder will complete its mission on 30 June, having successfully demonstrated the technology to build ESA's future space observatory of gravitational waves.
ESA marks #Asteroid Day21 June 2017
ESA marks #Asteroid Day21 June 2017 The United Nations has declared 30 June to be International Asteroid Day, and ESA is joining other space agencies, astronauts, scientists and even rock stars for a 24-hour global telethon.
First Sentinel-2B images delivered by laser12 June 2017
First Sentinel-2B images delivered by laser12 June 2017 With the Sentinel-2B satellite close to beginning its working life in orbit, this latest Copernicus satellite has linked up to Alphasat by laser, across almost 36 000 km of space, to deliver images of Earth just moments after they were captured.
Schiaparelli landing investigation completed24 May 2017
Schiaparelli landing investigation completed24 May 2017 The inquiry into the crash-landing of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module has concluded that conflicting information in the onboard computer caused the descent sequence to end prematurely.