Call For Media: Press briefing on launch of Galileo satellites 9/1028 August 2015 The next two satellites in Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system will be launched together on 11 September, taking its orbital constellation a step closer to initial services. Media are invited to take part in an audio briefing on 10 September.
ESA at MAKS 201528 August 2015
ESA at MAKS 201528 August 2015 On 25–30 August, ESA is taking part in MAKS, the Russian International Aviation and Space Salon held in Zhukovsky, near Moscow.
60 days and 60 nights ... in bed28 August 2015
60 days and 60 nights ... in bed28 August 2015 On 9 September, the first of 12 men will go to bed for 60 days as part of important research into stopping the wasting effects that spaceflight has on the human body. Although they may be putting their feet up, it is set to be a far from relaxing expe...
Longer flight to the International Space Station for Andreas Mogensen27 August 2015 ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen will leave for the International Space Station from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 2 September with commander Sergei Volkov and Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov. Their flight in the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft will tak...
Astronaut Andreas to try sub-millimetre precision task on Earth from orbit27 August 2015 Early September will see the very first force-feedback-based teleoperation of a rover-based robotic arm system on Earth from the International Space Station, orbiting 400 km above our heads.
Gaia's first year of scientific observations25 August 2015
Gaia's first year of scientific observations25 August 2015 Last Friday, 21 August, ESA’s billion-star surveyor, Gaia, completed its first year of science observations in its main survey mode.
ESO and ESA Directors General sign Cooperation Agreement24 August 2015
ESO and ESA Directors General sign Cooperation Agreement24 August 2015 On 20 August 2015 the Director General of ESO, Tim de Zeeuw, and the Director General of ESA, Johann-Dietrich Woerner, signed a cooperation agreement between the two organisations at ESO’s offices in Santiago, Chile. The ESA Director General was accom...
Chasing ice21 August 2015
Chasing ice21 August 2015 Satellite images show that the fastest moving glacier in the world shed a chunk of ice measuring around 12.5 sq km this week – one of the most significant calving events on record.
Ariane 5’s fourth launch of 201520 August 2015
Ariane 5’s fourth launch of 201520 August 2015 An Ariane 5 lifted off tonight from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, and delivered two telecom satellites into their planned orbits.
The tumultuous heart of our Galaxy20 August 2015
The tumultuous heart of our Galaxy20 August 2015 This new image of powerful remnants of dead stars and their mighty action on the surrounding gas from ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory reveals some of the most intense processes taking place at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way.
ESA’s next astronaut to go into space arrives at launch site19 August 2015 ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen, Soyuz spacecraft commander Sergei Volkov and Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov arrived in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, yesterday. This is their last destination before heading to the International Space Station in the night of 2...
Technology CubeSat hitch-hiker on today’s HTV launch19 August 2015
Technology CubeSat hitch-hiker on today’s HTV launch19 August 2015 Today’s HTV supply launch from Japan to the International Space Station also marks the arrival in orbit of one of ESA’s smallest missions yet – a CubeSat which will test miniaturised technologies for space, set to be followed by many more in coming ye...