ESA lends a hand at Mars23 November 2018
ESA lends a hand at Mars23 November 2018 The Red Planet will receive its first new resident in six years on Monday when NASA’s InSight lander touches down, aiming to investigate the Martian interior. ESA ground stations and orbiters are playing a crucial role in helping the mission get to it...
ESA ready for weather mission liftoff05 November 2018
ESA ready for weather mission liftoff05 November 2018 Following months of simulation training, teams at ESA’s European Space Operations Centre have completed the all-important ‘dress rehearsal’ before MetOp-C’s liftoff on 7 November from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
BepiColombo's beginning ends22 October 2018
BepiColombo's beginning ends22 October 2018 A stunning early morning launch lifted the ESA/JAXA BepiColombo spacecraft into space on Saturday, 20 October. This marked the start of intensive, round-the-clock flight control activities to ensure the mission’s health and functioning in the harsh en...
BepiColombo blasts off to investigate Mercury’s mysteries20 October 2018
BepiColombo blasts off to investigate Mercury’s mysteries20 October 2018 The ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission to Mercury blasted off on an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou at 01:45:28 GMT on 20 October on its exciting mission to study the mysteries of the Solar System’s innermost planet.
Ten years catching rocket signals26 September 2018
Ten years catching rocket signals26 September 2018 As ESA celebrates the 100th launch of Ariane 5, the Agency’s worldwide ground station network is also marking ten years of providing vital tracking services to launchers soaring out of Kourou.
ESA deep space stations ready for NASA’s InSight Mars flight04 May 2018 NASA’s latest mission to Mars begins tomorrow. ESA deep space ground stations in Australia and South America will track the InSight spacecraft on NASA’s behalf as it begins its cruise to the Red Planet.