Countdown to Cassini's Grand Finale25 April 2017
Countdown to Cassini's Grand Finale25 April 2017 After nearly 13 years in orbit around Saturn, the international Cassini–Huygens mission is about to begin its final chapter: the spacecraft will perform a series of daring dives between the planet and its rings, leading to a dramatic final plunge into...
ESA boosting its Argentine link with deep space25 April 2017
ESA boosting its Argentine link with deep space25 April 2017 Thanks to some high-tech improvements, ESA’s radio dish in Argentina will be ready to receive the rising torrent of scientific data beamed back by future missions exploring deep in our Solar System.
Science record set on Space Station24 April 2017
Science record set on Space Station24 April 2017 If anything should break in space, let it be records. The astronauts of Expedition 50 have done just that by setting a new record for most time spent on scientific research on the International Space Station.
Call for a sustainable future in space21 April 2017
Call for a sustainable future in space21 April 2017 With more than 750 000 pieces of dangerous debris now orbiting Earth, the urgent need for coordinated international action to ensure the long-term sustainability of spaceflight is a major finding from Europe’s largest-ever conference on space debris.
When Swarm met Steve21 April 2017
When Swarm met Steve21 April 2017 Thanks to social media and the power of citizen scientists chasing the northern lights, a new feature was discovered recently. Nobody knew what this strange ribbon of purple light was, so … it was called Steve.
Satellite service boosting special flight operations18 April 2017
Satellite service boosting special flight operations18 April 2017 Thanks to ESA, aircraft are using satcoms to share realtime information with other aircraft and ground stations to improve flight operations.
ESA helps faster cleaner shipping 13 April 2017
ESA helps faster cleaner shipping 13 April 2017 With around 90% of world trade carried by ships, making sure a vessel follows the fastest route has clear economic benefits. By merging measurements from different satellites, ESA is providing key information on ocean currents, which is not only makin...
Exoplanet mission gets ticket to ride06 April 2017
Exoplanet mission gets ticket to ride06 April 2017 A Soyuz rocket operated by Arianespace from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou will boost ESA’s upcoming exoplanet satellite into space.
Galileo’s search and rescue service in the spotlight06 April 2017
Galileo’s search and rescue service in the spotlight06 April 2017 Europe’s Galileo satnav network does more than let us find our way – it is also helping to save lives. Today sees a spotlight cast on Galileo’s Search and Rescue service, which pinpoints people in distress on land or sea.
Crater triplets06 April 2017
Crater triplets06 April 2017 At first glance this scene may seem nothing out of the ordinary, but the large elongated crater marks the imprint of an impacting body that may have broken into three before it hit Mars.
Astronaut study gives voice to people with disabilities31 March 2017 When his father was diagnosed with a debilitating disease four years ago, it sparked Ivo Vieira into developing a novel means of communication for people coping with extreme limitations, building on technology originally explored to help ESA astronaut...
Final two ExoMars landing sites chosen28 March 2017
Final two ExoMars landing sites chosen28 March 2017 Two ancient sites on Mars that hosted an abundance of water in the planet’s early history have been recommended as the final candidates for the landing site of the 2020 ExoMars rover and surface science platform: Oxia Planum and Mawrth Vallis.