ESA celebrates Unispace+5015 June 2018
ESA celebrates Unispace+5015 June 2018 Next week, ESA will join the international community at UNISPACE+50 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and highlight past and future Agency activities in support...
A milestone in securing ESA’s future role in the global exploration of space15 June 2018 Over the past 18 months, ESA and its Member States have gathered in a series of space exploration workshops culminating in a discussion in the ESA Council held in Paris on 13 June 2018. The Council discussed Europe’s ambition to play a leading role i...
ESA Council decides on the completion of Ariane 6 and endorses start of transition from Ariane 5 to Ariane 614 June 2018 The ESA Council met today in Paris to discuss the path towards the future exploitation of Ariane 6.
Antarctica hikes up sea level13 June 2018
Antarctica hikes up sea level13 June 2018 In a major collaborative effort, scientists from around the world have used information from satellites to reveal that ice melting in Antarctica has not only raised sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992, but, critically, almost half of this rise has occurre...
Second Space Station mission for Alexander Gerst begins08 June 2018 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst arrived at the International Space Station today together with NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos commander Sergei Prokopyev, marking the start of Alexander’s Horizons mission.
Sleek telescope makes it in the Big Apple 07 June 2018
Sleek telescope makes it in the Big Apple 07 June 2018 Just in time for Asteroid Day, New York’s Museum of Modern Art has selected a sleek new portable telescope from French start-up Vaonis for its prestigious MoMA Design Store.
ESA astronaut Pedro Duque appointed to new Spanish government06 June 2018 The new Spanish Prime Minister has announced his intention to appoint Spanish ESA astronaut Pedro Duque as Minister for Science, Innovation and Universities.
Liftoff – Alexander Gerst returns to space06 June 2018
Liftoff – Alexander Gerst returns to space06 June 2018 Today at 11:12 GMT (13:12 CEST) ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst was launched into space alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos commander Sergei Prokopyev in the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
ICE Cubes space research service open for business05 June 2018 The first European facility for commercial research on the International Space Station was installed today in Europe's space laboratory Columbus. The International Commercial Experiments service – ICE Cubes for short – offers fast, simple and affordab...
Per Tegnér (1944-2018)05 June 2018
Per Tegnér (1944-2018)05 June 2018 With great sadness we announce the death of Mr Per Tegnér, former ESA Council Chair and Swedish delegate, who passed away last week, aged 74.
Wind satellite shows off05 June 2018
Wind satellite shows off05 June 2018 Before ESA’s Aeolus satellite is packed up and shipped to French Guiana for liftoff in August, media representatives had the chance to see this wind measuring Earth Explorer satellite standing proud in the cleanroom.
Next two Galileos plus launcher at Europe’s Spaceport for July launch05 June 2018 Galileo satellites 25 and 26 have landed at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, joining their two predecessors ahead of their 25 July launch by Ariane 5.