Tracking spacecraft through the cosmos contest: enter and win30 July 2015 Musicians, composers and audio buffs are invited to help celebrate 40 years of ESA’s tracking station network. Create some truly cosmic sound and you may win impressive prizes, including a trip to our anniversary gala event in Spain.
ESA hands over control of the MSG-4 weather satellite 27 July 2015 On 26 July at 09:30 GMT (11:30 CEST), ESA handed control of Europe’s last Meteosat Second Generation weather satellite, MSG-4, to EUMETSAT.
Europe’s MSG-4 weather satellite delivered into orbit15 July 2015 The last weather satellite in Europe’s highly successful Meteosat Second Generation series lifted off on an Ariane 5 launcher at 21:42 GMT (23:42 CEST) on 15 July from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
MSG-4 launch timeline14 July 2015
MSG-4 launch timeline14 July 2015 On 15 July, a powerful Ariane launcher will loft Europe’s final Meteosat Second Generation weather satellite into orbit from Kourou, French Guiana. For the mission control team at ESA, liftoff will mark the end of months of careful preparations and th...
ESA teams ready for Europe’s next weather satellite09 July 2015 Ground control teams are ready to shepherd Europe’s next weather satellite through its critical first days in orbit, ensuring it is working and healthy in the harsh environment of space.
Helping Europe prepare for asteroid risk30 June 2015
Helping Europe prepare for asteroid risk30 June 2015 Each year, astronomers worldwide discover over 1000 new asteroids or other space rocks that could strike our planet. And if one is spotted heading towards Earth, experts working in ESA and national emergency offices need to know who should do what, an...