Tim arrives in Baikonur on his last stop before space30 November 2015
Tim arrives in Baikonur on his last stop before space30 November 2015 ESA astronaut Tim Peake, NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and Roscosmos commander Yuri Malenchenko arrived at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan today ahead of their launch to the International Space Station. Set for launch on 15 December, the trio will v...
LISA Pathfinder launch timeline30 November 2015
LISA Pathfinder launch timeline30 November 2015 On Wednesday, a Vega rocket will boost LISA Pathfinder into space to pave the way to a future mission for detecting gravitational waves. Once aloft, ESA’s mission control teams will pace the ultra high-tech spacecraft through the critical first days o...
Flight teams prepare for LISA Pathfinder liftoff27 November 2015
Flight teams prepare for LISA Pathfinder liftoff27 November 2015 Following months of intensive training, mission controllers for the LISA Pathfinder gravitational wave detection testbed will complete a final rehearsal tomorrow, ensuring that all is ready for the journey to space.
German Chancellor Merkel welcomes ESA astronaut to her home region26 November 2015 German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and ESA Director Thomas Reiter joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently in her home region of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, in the very northeast of Germany.
Timelapse from space reveals glacier in motion26 November 2015
Timelapse from space reveals glacier in motion26 November 2015 Animations that compress 25 years of satellite images into just one second reveal the complex behaviour and flow of glaciers in the Karakoram mountain range in Asia.
ExoMars prepares to leave Europe for launch site25 November 2015
ExoMars prepares to leave Europe for launch site25 November 2015 The two ExoMars spacecraft of the 2016 mission are being prepared for shipping to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan ahead of their launch in March.
Tracking new missions from down under 24 November 2015
Tracking new missions from down under 24 November 2015 For beachgoers, Australia’s pristine west coast is an ideal location to catch some rays. It is also ideal for catching signals from newly launched rockets and satellites, which is one reason why ESA is redeveloping its tracking capabilities down under.
New arrivals in Antarctica23 November 2015
New arrivals in Antarctica23 November 2015 The next crew to live and work at the Concordia Antarctic research station has arrived in the white desert. ESA-sponsored medical doctor Floris van den Berg will take over experiments for future spaceflight from Beth Healey, who has been at the base f...
Sentinel-3A on its way20 November 2015
Sentinel-3A on its way20 November 2015 The latest satellite for the European Commission’s Copernicus environmental programme has left France bound for the Plesetsk launch site in Russia and launch late next month.
New satellite to measure plant health19 November 2015
New satellite to measure plant health19 November 2015 ESA plans to track the health of the world’s vegetation by detecting and measuring the faint glow that plants give off as they convert sunlight and the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide into energy.
A witness to a wet early Mars 19 November 2015
A witness to a wet early Mars 19 November 2015 Vast volumes of water once flooded through this deep chasm on Mars that connects the ‘Grand Canyon’ of the Solar System – Valles Marineris – to the planet’s northern lowlands.
Hungary becomes ESA’s 22nd Member State15 November 2015
Hungary becomes ESA’s 22nd Member State15 November 2015 The Hungarian flag is now flying alongside those of ESA’s other Member States, after Hungary formally became ESA’s 22nd Member State on 4 November.