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...
Wanted: a mission name for astronaut Thomas 03 April 2015
Wanted: a mission name for astronaut Thomas 03 April 2015 ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will fly to the International Space Station next year on a six-month adventure of science in weightlessness. Now Thomas wants you to think of a name for his flight – and it will appear on the mission patch he will wear in...
ESA’s planetary defence test set for 202031 March 2015
ESA’s planetary defence test set for 202031 March 2015 If an asteroid were spotted headed towards Earth, what could humanity do about it? ESA’s latest mission is part of a larger international effort to find out.
Herschel and Planck find missing clue to galaxy cluster formation31 March 2015 By combining observations of the distant Universe made with ESA’s Herschel and Planck space observatories, cosmologists have discovered what could be the precursors of the vast clusters of galaxies that we see today.
Two new satellites join the Galileo constellation28 March 2015
Two new satellites join the Galileo constellation28 March 2015 The EU’s Galileo satellite navigation system now has eight satellites in orbit following the launch of the latest pair.
ESA’s spaceplane back on dry land27 March 2015
ESA’s spaceplane back on dry land27 March 2015 ESA’s recovered IXV spaceplane arrived at the Port of Livorno in Italy yesterday and is set to be taken to Turin for final analysis.
Scuttling satellites to save space26 March 2015
Scuttling satellites to save space26 March 2015 It takes a lot of ingenuity – not to mention a massive quantity of sheer force – to get satellites into orbit. Now space engineers are applying comparable ingenuity to the challenge of getting their missions out of there, too.