ESA and CNES experts ready for Galileo’s first orbits20 August 2014
ESA and CNES experts ready for Galileo’s first orbits20 August 2014 Lift-off for Galileo satellites 5 and 6 is set for Thursday, 21 August, at 12:31 GMT (14:31 CEST) on a Soyuz rocket from the Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana. Just 9 minutes and 23 seconds later, the Fregat upper stage carrying the payload will sep...
ATV completes final automated docking12 August 2014
ATV completes final automated docking12 August 2014 In a flawless demonstration of technology and skill, ESA’s fifth and final ATV, Georges Lemaître, docked with the International Space Station today, fixing itself firmly for a six-month resupply and reboost mission.
ESA’s cargo vessel ready for space delivery11 August 2014
ESA’s cargo vessel ready for space delivery11 August 2014 ESA’s latest Automated Transfer Vehicle is set to dock with the International Space Station on Tuesday, delivering more than six tonnes of crucial supplies and scientific experiments to the orbiting research base.
Gerst drives car-sized rover from space08 August 2014
Gerst drives car-sized rover from space08 August 2014 Looking down from orbit, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst steered ESA’s Eurobot rover through a series of intricate manoeuvres on the ground yesterday, demonstrating a new space network that could connect astronauts to vehicles on alien worlds.
Rosetta arrives at comet destination06 August 2014
Rosetta arrives at comet destination06 August 2014 After a decade-long journey chasing its target, ESA’s Rosetta has today become the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet, opening a new chapter in Solar System exploration.
Rosetta timeline: countdown to comet arrival05 August 2014
Rosetta timeline: countdown to comet arrival05 August 2014 A timeline of the most crucial steps leading to Rosetta’s arrival at its target comet on Wednesday. Mission operations and science teams at ESA and scientists from multiple countries will be following progress closely.