Venus Express: up above the clouds so high28 July 2014
Venus Express: up above the clouds so high28 July 2014 ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has climbed to a new orbit following its daring aerobraking experiment, and will now resume observations of this fascinating planet for at least a few more months.
Galileo’s ‘midwives’ stand ready for launch23 July 2014
Galileo’s ‘midwives’ stand ready for launch23 July 2014 Galileo’s post-launch team at ESA have finalised their preparations for taking control of the twin satellites being launched next month.
Venus Express rises again11 July 2014
Venus Express rises again11 July 2014 After a month surfing in and out of the atmosphere of Venus down to just 130 km from the planet’s surface, ESA’s Venus Express is about to embark on a 15 day climb up to the lofty heights of 460 km.
Rosetta, are we there yet?09 July 2014
Rosetta, are we there yet?09 July 2014 After a 10-year journey that has clocked up more than 6 billion kilometres, ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft is rapidly closing in on its destination comet, and ESA is inviting you along for the ride.
ESA makes space debris software available online25 June 2014
ESA makes space debris software available online25 June 2014 A new website will enable rapid updates for experts using ESA’s suite of space-debris software tools to perform risk assessment and analysis of debris mitigation actions for missions currently in orbit and to be better prepared for future ones.
Whale of a target: harpooning space debris 24 June 2014
Whale of a target: harpooning space debris 24 June 2014 Faced with the challenge of capturing tumbling satellites to clear key orbits, ESA is considering turning to an ancient terrestrial technology: the harpoon.