Steering ESA satellites clear of space debris30 October 2014
Steering ESA satellites clear of space debris30 October 2014 Improved collision warnings for its Earth observation missions means ESA controllers can now take more efficient evasive action when satellites are threatened by space junk.
‘Space for our future’ exhibition opened in Brussels 29 October 2014
‘Space for our future’ exhibition opened in Brussels 29 October 2014 The ‘Space For Our Future’ exhibition, created by ESA and the European Commission, was formally opened on 28 October in Brussels by EC President José Manuel Barroso, ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and...
Copernicus operations secured until 202128 October 2014
Copernicus operations secured until 202128 October 2014 In a landmark agreement for Europe’s Copernicus programme, the European Commission and ESA have signed an Agreement of over €3 billion to manage and implement the Copernicus ‘space component’ between 2014 and 2021.
Vega launch of ESA spaceplane postponed28 October 2014
Vega launch of ESA spaceplane postponed28 October 2014 The Vega launch of ESA’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle, due on 18 November from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, has been postponed to allow for additional analyses of the Vega flight trajectory.
Rosetta: the ambition to turn science fiction into science fact24 October 2014 Imagine: with a wasteland as their canvas, a Master and his young Apprentice set about turning rubble into planets and moons, asteroids and comets. They levitate the worlds above their heads, spinning them in orbit around their symbolic Sun.
Satellites for smart logging 21 October 2014
Satellites for smart logging 21 October 2014 Satcoms are helping to save our trees through more efficient use of our forests.
Mars Express ready for comet encounter17 October 2014
Mars Express ready for comet encounter17 October 2014 Europe’s Mars orbiter and its scientific instruments will have a frontrow seat on Sunday when Comet Siding Spring grazes the Red Planet, skimming past at a little more than a third of the Moon’s distance from Earth.
Fifth launch for Ariane 5 this year16 October 2014
Fifth launch for Ariane 5 this year16 October 2014 An Ariane 5 has lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana and delivered two telecom satellites, Intelsat-30/DLA-1 and Arsat-1, into their planned orbits.
Europe secures new generation of weather satellites16 October 2014
Europe secures new generation of weather satellites16 October 2014 Contracts were signed today to build three pairs of MetOp Second Generation satellites, ensuring the continuity of essential information for global weather forecasting and climate monitoring for decades to come.
Name Rosetta mission’s landing site16 October 2014
Name Rosetta mission’s landing site16 October 2014 ESA and its Rosetta mission partners are inviting you to suggest a name for the site where lander Philae will touch down on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 12 November.
Galileo duo handed over in excellent shape16 October 2014
Galileo duo handed over in excellent shape16 October 2014 A pair of fully functioning Galileo navigation satellites was recently delivered to its operators, as preparations get underway for the next round of launches.
ESA confirms the primary landing site for Rosetta15 October 2014
ESA confirms the primary landing site for Rosetta15 October 2014 ESA has given the green light for its Rosetta mission to deliver its lander, Philae, to the primary site on 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 12 November, in the first-ever attempt at a soft touchdown on a comet.