Find ESA missions
The current (C) and future (F) missions below are operated by ESA at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), Darmstadt, Germany, or at other partner locations.
ESA missions operated from ESOC
|ADM-Aeolus||The 'Wind' mission||Earth observation||F|
|Cluster II||Solar wind||Science||C|
|CryoSat-2||Ice mission||Earth observation||C|
|GMES/Sentinels||Global monitoring||Earth observation||F|
|GOCE||Earth gravity mission||Earth observation||C|
|LISA Pathfinder||Gravitational waves||Science||F|
|Mars Express||Mars explorer||Science||C|
|Planck||Cosmic microwave surveyor||Science||C|
|Rosetta||The 'Comet Chaser'||Science||C|
|Swarm||Earth geomagnetic surveyor||Earth observation||F|
|Venus Express||Venus explorer||Science||C|
ESA missions operated elsewhere
These ESA missions are operated by ESA (or supported by ESA's Spaceflight and Operations team) away from ESOC.
ATV-series - is operated in partnership with the French space agency (CNES) from the Centre Spatial de Toulouse
Columbus lab - is operated in partnership with the German Aerospace Center from Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Proba-1 - is operated from the ESTRACK ground station at Redu, Belgium
Proba-2 - is operated from the ESTRACK ground station at Redu, Belgium.
SMOS - experts from ESA's Spaceflight and Operations team are responsible for SMOS payload operations from ESA's ESAC Establishment; the mission is operated on behalf of ESA by the French space agency (CNES) from Toulouse.
ESA partner missions operated elsewhereThe missions below are operated in cooperation with partner agencies at locations in France, Germany and the USA.
|ISS||International Space Station||NASA (USA) / ROSCOSMOS (Russia)|
|SOHO||Solar observations||NASA (USA)|
|Hubble Space Telescope||Orbiting observatory||NASA (USA)|
Last update: 8 December 2012