Sentinel-2 catches eye of algal storm04 September 2015
Sentinel-2 catches eye of algal storm04 September 2015 The Sentinel-2A satellite has been in orbit for only a matter of weeks, but new images of an algal bloom in the Baltic Sea show that it is already exceeding expectations. Built essentially as a land monitoring mission, Sentinel-2 will also certainly f...
Mission team ready for Galileo launch04 September 2015
Mission team ready for Galileo launch04 September 2015 When the next pair of Galileo satellites is boosted into orbit next Friday, a team of mission control experts in Darmstadt, Germany, will spring into action, working around the clock to bring the duo through their critical first days in space.
ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen launched to Space Station02 September 2015
ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen launched to Space Station02 September 2015 ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen, commander Sergei Volkov and Aidyn Aimbetov were launched into space this morning at 04:38 GMT (06:38 CEST) from Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.
LISA Pathfinder set for launch site01 September 2015
LISA Pathfinder set for launch site01 September 2015 LISA Pathfinder, ESA’s demonstrator for spaceborne observations of gravitational waves, is ready to leave for Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
Latest Galileos closing in on launch01 September 2015
Latest Galileos closing in on launch01 September 2015 Europe’s ninth and tenth Galileo satellites have been attached to the dispenser that will hold them during their flight up into space, then release them into their planned orbits.
Galileo satellites fuelled and ready for launcher attachment28 August 2015 Europe’s latest Galileo satellites are fully fuelled, leaving them ready to be attached to their launcher upper stage in preparation for their 11 September launch.
ESA at MAKS 201528 August 2015
ESA at MAKS 201528 August 2015 On 25–30 August, ESA is taking part in MAKS, the Russian International Aviation and Space Salon held in Zhukovsky, near Moscow.
60 days and 60 nights ... in bed28 August 2015
60 days and 60 nights ... in bed28 August 2015 On 9 September, the first of 12 men will go to bed for 60 days as part of important research into stopping the wasting effects that spaceflight has on the human body. Although they may be putting their feet up, it is set to be a far from relaxing expe...
Longer flight to the International Space Station for Andreas Mogensen27 August 2015 ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen will leave for the International Space Station from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 2 September with commander Sergei Volkov and Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov. Their flight in the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft will tak...
Astronaut Andreas to try sub-millimetre precision task on Earth from orbit27 August 2015 Early September will see the very first force-feedback-based teleoperation of a rover-based robotic arm system on Earth from the International Space Station, orbiting 400 km above our heads.
Gaia's first year of scientific observations25 August 2015
Gaia's first year of scientific observations25 August 2015 Last Friday, 21 August, ESA’s billion-star surveyor, Gaia, completed its first year of science observations in its main survey mode.