New antenna ready for business12 February 2016
New antenna ready for business12 February 2016 ESA inaugurated a new tracking dish in Australia yesterday, marking a significant step in the Agency’s worldwide satcom network.
Auld lang tracking syne15 January 2016
Auld lang tracking syne15 January 2016 After 30 years of working on dozens of missions, an ESA antenna in Australia has been retired because of urban expansion and the increased risk of radio interference.
ESA station tracks Earth flyby mission03 December 2015
ESA station tracks Earth flyby mission03 December 2015 An ESA deep-space ground station will lend a helping ear as Japan’s Hayabusa-2 asteroid mission visits Earth on Thursday.
Tracking new missions from down under 24 November 2015
Tracking new missions from down under 24 November 2015 For beachgoers, Australia’s pristine west coast is an ideal location to catch some rays. It is also ideal for catching signals from newly launched rockets and satellites, which is one reason why ESA is redeveloping its tracking capabilities down under.
Forty years of European space tracking24 September 2015
Forty years of European space tracking24 September 2015 Today, ESA celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Agency’s ground station network, the indispensable link to spacecraft that are helping us to learn about our planet, our Solar System and our Universe.
Big Iron gets technology boost17 September 2015
Big Iron gets technology boost17 September 2015 ESA deploys ‘big iron’ to communicate with its deep-space missions: three 35 m-diameter dishes employing some of the world’s most advanced tracking technology. And it’s about to get a boost. ESA’s three Deep Space Antenna stations at New Norcia, Aust...