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.
Rosetta and Philae come to life in Darmstadt03 May 2017
Rosetta and Philae come to life in Darmstadt03 May 2017 ESA and the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt will bring the extraordinary mission of the Rosetta orbiter and the Philae lander to life in an exhibition running from 12 May to 8 October 2017. Europe’s comet chaser was guided on its journey through the...
ESA boosting its Argentine link with deep space25 April 2017
ESA boosting its Argentine link with deep space25 April 2017 Thanks to some high-tech improvements, ESA’s radio dish in Argentina will be ready to receive the rising torrent of scientific data beamed back by future missions exploring deep in our Solar System.
Call for a sustainable future in space21 April 2017
Call for a sustainable future in space21 April 2017 With more than 750 000 pieces of dangerous debris now orbiting Earth, the urgent need for coordinated international action to ensure the long-term sustainability of spaceflight is a major finding from Europe’s largest-ever conference on space debris.