Anatomy of a debris incident01 February 2017
Anatomy of a debris incident01 February 2017 A space debris avoidance manoeuvre planned for ESA’s Swarm mission proved unnecessary last week, but the close encounter highlighted the growing risk from space debris.
Catching Cassini’s call13 January 2017
Catching Cassini’s call13 January 2017 This week, ESA deep-space radio dishes on two continents are listening for signals from the international Cassini spacecraft, now on its final tour of Saturn.
Ready for the Red Planet14 October 2016
Ready for the Red Planet14 October 2016 Next week, ESA’s ExoMars has just a single chance to get captured by Mars’ gravity. The spacecraft and the mission controllers who will make it so are ready for arrival.
Recycling a space antenna07 September 2016
Recycling a space antenna07 September 2016 A decommissioned ESA ground station from Australia will be returned to service in the Azores, highlighting an innovative reuse that benefits both the Agency and European industry.
Most distant catch for ESA station18 August 2016
Most distant catch for ESA station18 August 2016 An ESA tracking station has acquired signals from the international Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn, across more than 1.4 billion km of space.
European space operations experts at the Berlin Air and Space Show31 May 2016 ESA will be exhibiting in the ‘Space for Earth’ pavilion (Hall 4) at ILA – one of the world’s largest aerospace trade shows – this week.