‘J’ marks the spot for Rosetta’s lander15 September 2014
‘J’ marks the spot for Rosetta’s lander15 September 2014 Rosetta’s lander Philae will target Site J, an intriguing region on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk to the lander compared to the other candidate sites.
ESA’s bug-eyed telescope to spot risky asteroids10 September 2014
ESA’s bug-eyed telescope to spot risky asteroids10 September 2014 Spotting Earth-threatening asteroids is tough partly because the sky is so big. But insects offer an answer, since they figured out long ago how to look in many directions at once.
SocialSpace Optics: watching, communicating, connecting05 September 2014
SocialSpace Optics: watching, communicating, connecting05 September 2014 Apply to join some of world’s top experts in spaceborne optical technology and instrumentation, optical astronomy and next-gen laser communication at ESA’s SocialSpace Optics, a social media event, on 7–8 October.
Rosetta arrival competition winners28 August 2014
Rosetta arrival competition winners28 August 2014 As Rosetta made its final approach to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, we asked you to join this extraordinary adventure by sharing pictures of your journeys, participating in a fun photo contest that attracted hundreds of entries and nearly 23 000 vo...
Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly28 August 2014
Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly28 August 2014 Operations continue smoothly for Galileo Sat 5-6. Both satellites now have both sets of their solar arrays fully deployed and generating power.
Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly26 August 2014
Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly26 August 2014 Work at ESA’s ESOC control centre continues relentlessly on the two Galileo satellites.