Mission teams prepare for critical days05 February 2016
Mission teams prepare for critical days05 February 2016 Moments after Sentinel-3A separates from its rocket, a team of European mission control specialists will assume control, shepherding the new spacecraft through its critical first days in space.
LISA Pathfinder arrives at its worksite22 January 2016
LISA Pathfinder arrives at its worksite22 January 2016 After a six-week journey, LISA Pathfinder arrived at its destination today, an orbit around a point of balance in space where it will soon start testing technologies crucial for exploring the gravitational Universe.
Step aside, humans19 January 2016
Step aside, humans19 January 2016 Satellites are carrying increasingly diverse payloads into orbit, and resolving their often-conflicting onboard schedules requires programming wizardry and a little help from artificial intelligence.
Auld lang tracking syne15 January 2016
Auld lang tracking syne15 January 2016 After 30 years of working on dozens of missions, an ESA antenna in Australia has been retired because of urban expansion and the increased risk of radio interference.
Deep Space SocialSpace13 January 2016
Deep Space SocialSpace13 January 2016 Apply to join some of world’s top experts in deep-space communications and help us to inaugurate a new tracking antenna in Australia at a SocialSpace event on 10–11 February.
Galileo’s dozen: 12 satellites now in orbit17 December 2015
Galileo’s dozen: 12 satellites now in orbit17 December 2015 The pace of deploying Europe’s own satellite navigation system continued to increase with today’s launch of the latest pair of Galileo satellites, doubling the number of satellites in space within nine months.