Ariane 5’s first launch of 201526 April 2015
Ariane 5’s first launch of 201526 April 2015 An Ariane 5 has lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana and delivered two telecom satellites into their planned orbits.
Preparing to launch ‘colour vision’ satellite 23 April 2015
Preparing to launch ‘colour vision’ satellite 23 April 2015 The latest satellite for the European Commission’s environmental Copernicus programme has arrived safe and sound in French Guiana for launch on 12 June. Carrying a multispectral imager, Sentinel-2A is set to give us a new perspective of our land and v...
Celestial fireworks celebrate Hubble’s 25th anniversary23 April 2015 This glittering tapestry of young stars exploding into life in a dramatic fireworks display has been released today to celebrate 25 incredible years of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Space artist nominated for prestigious prize23 April 2015
Space artist nominated for prestigious prize23 April 2015 Katie Paterson's ESA-supported work Campo del Cielo, Field of the Sky – which included a symbolic return to space for a chunk of meteorite – has been shortlisted for the International Prize for Contemporary Art, granted by the Foundation Prince Pierre...
Perseverance paves way for wind laser 22 April 2015
Perseverance paves way for wind laser 22 April 2015 Developing new satellite instruments is always challenging, but at times more head-scratching is needed to create something truly cutting-edge. ESA’s Aeolus mission may have caused a few headaches along the way, but its wind lasers are now ready and t...
Second Dragon, fruit flies and fresh coffee for Samantha22 April 2015 ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is nearing the end of her six-month Futura mission but her action-packed stay on the International Space Station is showing no signs of slowing down.
Fast access to CryoSat’s Arctic ice measurements now available17 April 2015 ESA’s ice mission has become the first satellite to provide information on Arctic sea-ice thickness in near-real time to aid maritime activities in the polar region.
GOCE helps tap into sustainable energy resources16 April 2015
GOCE helps tap into sustainable energy resources16 April 2015 Going far above and beyond its original mission objectives, results from the GOCE gravity satellite are now being used to produce maps for geothermal energy development.
Rosetta and Philae find comet not magnetised 14 April 2015
Rosetta and Philae find comet not magnetised 14 April 2015 Measurements made by Rosetta and Philae during the probe’s multiple landings on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko show that the comet’s nucleus is not magnetised.
Calling all photographers!13 April 2015
Calling all photographers!13 April 2015 For the launch of Sentinel-2A, ESA is inviting you to take part in a photo contest focusing on the theme of ‘colour vision’. Enter for a chance to win a trip to ESA’s operations centre for the satellite’s launch event.
Bulgaria becomes tenth ESA European Cooperating State09 April 2015 ESA is celebrating the tenth signature of the European Cooperating State Agreement, strengthening its relations with Bulgaria.
Last stretch before being packed tight08 April 2015
Last stretch before being packed tight08 April 2015 Once in space, Sentinel-2A will open its solar wing to generate the power it needs to carry out the task of monitoring Earth’s vegetation. Engineers have recently made sure this move is well rehearsed before the satellite is packed up and shipped to t...