Ariane 5 – 100 and counting!26 September 2018
Ariane 5 – 100 and counting!26 September 2018 An Ariane 5, on its milestone 100th launch, has delivered the Horizons-3e and Azerspace-2/Intelsat-38 telecom satellites into their planned orbits.
Gaia finds candidates for interstellar ‘Oumuamua’s home25 September 2018
Gaia finds candidates for interstellar ‘Oumuamua’s home25 September 2018 Using data from ESA’s Gaia stellar surveyor, astronomers have identified four stars that are possible places of origin of ‘Oumuamua, an interstellar object spotted during a brief visit to our Solar System in 2017.
Spotlight on sea-level rise25 September 2018
Spotlight on sea-level rise25 September 2018 Scientists are gathering in the Azores this week to share findings on how satellite has revealed changes in the height of the sea, ice, inland bodies of water and more. Of concern to all is the fact that global sea level has not only been rising stead...
Satellites safeguard Europe’s potato industry25 September 2018
Satellites safeguard Europe’s potato industry25 September 2018 The drought that swept through Europe this year has hit European farmers hard. Sustained high temperatures and the lack of rain have badly affected the agrofood industry, including the important potato sector.
ESA choosing CubeSat companions for Hera asteroid mission25 September 2018
ESA choosing CubeSat companions for Hera asteroid mission25 September 2018 As the world marvels at the hopping mini-rovers deployed on asteroid Ryugu by Japan’s Hayabusa2, ESA is due to decide on the CubeSats planned for delivery to a binary asteroid system by its proposed Hera mission.
Matthias Maurer graduates as ESA astronaut25 September 2018
Matthias Maurer graduates as ESA astronaut25 September 2018 German citizen, Matthias Maurer, is now officially ESA’s newest astronaut, after graduating during a formal ceremony at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany, today.
Dust storms on Titan spotted by Cassini for the first time24 September 2018
Dust storms on Titan spotted by Cassini for the first time24 September 2018 Data from the international Cassini spacecraft that explored Saturn and its moons between 2004 and 2017 has revealed what appear to be giant dust storms in equatorial regions of Titan.
European Space Talks: sharing our passion for space21 September 2018
European Space Talks: sharing our passion for space21 September 2018 The European Space Talks initiative will give you, as a member of the European space community, the opportunity to join other space professionals, researchers and enthusiasts in presenting your latest research, activities or interests in space.
Three Earth Explorer ideas selected21 September 2018
Three Earth Explorer ideas selected21 September 2018 As part of ESA’s continuing commitment to realise cutting-edge satellite missions to advance scientific understanding of our planet and to show how new technologies can be used in space, three new ideas have been chosen to compete as the tenth Earth E...
Recent tectonics on Mars20 September 2018
Recent tectonics on Mars20 September 2018 These prominent trenches were formed by faults that pulled the planet’s surface apart less than 10 million years ago.
Gaia hints at our Galaxy’s turbulent life19 September 2018
Gaia hints at our Galaxy’s turbulent life19 September 2018 ESA’s star mapping mission, Gaia, has shown our Milky Way galaxy is still enduring the effects of a near collision that set millions of stars moving like ripples on a pond.
Going off-road in the search for dark skies19 September 2018
Going off-road in the search for dark skies19 September 2018 An out-of-this-world mobile observatory, developed in collaboration with Nissan Design Europe in London, UK, was unveiled at the 2018 Hannover Motor Show this week, proving that the sky is never the limit.