ESA experts assess risk from exploded satellite04 March 2015
ESA experts assess risk from exploded satellite04 March 2015 After studying the recent explosive break-up of a US satellite, ESA space debris experts have concluded this event does not increase the collision risk to nearby ESA missions in any meaningful way.
CubeSats offered deep-space ride on ESA asteroid probe26 February 2015
CubeSats offered deep-space ride on ESA asteroid probe26 February 2015 Think of it as the ultimate hitchhiking opportunity: ESA is offering CubeSats a ride to a pair of asteroids in deep space.
Improved vision for James Webb Space Telescope25 February 2015
Improved vision for James Webb Space Telescope25 February 2015 Key science elements of the James Webb Space Telescope have been upgraded ahead of the observatory’s launch in 2018.
ESA’s spaceplane is coming home24 February 2015
ESA’s spaceplane is coming home24 February 2015 ESA’s IXV spaceplane, launched on a Vega rocket on 11 February, is now on its way to Europe for detailed study in Italy.
Last look at Sentinel-2A24 February 2015
Last look at Sentinel-2A24 February 2015 Before Sentinel-2A is packed up and shipped to French Guiana for its launch targeted on 12 June, media representatives and specialists got one last look at the second satellite for Europe’s Copernicus programme.
Calling on satellites in alpine rescues24 February 2015
Calling on satellites in alpine rescues24 February 2015 Emergency services rescued 1780 people in the Austrian Alps last year. They can now count on satellites to access maps, send messages, give warnings and stay in contact.
Hungary accedes to ESA Convention 24 February 2015
Hungary accedes to ESA Convention 24 February 2015 Hungary signed the Accession Agreement to the ESA Convention on 24 February 2015. Upon ratification, Hungary will become the 22nd ESA Member State.
Scientific spring in isolated Antarctica23 February 2015
Scientific spring in isolated Antarctica23 February 2015 In Antarctica, the crew of the French–Italian Concordia research station are preparing for the winter. They have to survive six months of complete isolation – four in darkness because the Sun never rises above the horizon – while they perform science...
ESA’s Biomass satellite goes ahead19 February 2015
ESA’s Biomass satellite goes ahead19 February 2015 Following the initial selection in 2013 for Biomass to become ESA’s seventh Earth Explorer mission and the completion of preparatory activities, ESA Member States yesterday gave the green light for its full implementation for launch in 2020.
Mars hills hide icy past19 February 2015
Mars hills hide icy past19 February 2015 A complex network of isolated hills, ridges and small basins spanning 1400 km on Mars is thought to hide large quantities of water-ice.
Cool ride17 February 2015
Cool ride17 February 2015 Thanks to space, some Parisian Metro riders now enjoy a very high-tech commute. A satellite spin-off is paving the way for more comfortable journeys.
SMOS on acid17 February 2015
SMOS on acid17 February 2015 With fundamental changes happening to the chemistry of the world’s oceans, salinity information from ESA’s SMOS mission is being used with other Earth observation data to obtain information on ‘the other carbon dioxide problem’ – ocean acidification.