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.
Molten metals in spin cycle on ESA’s centrifuge15 October 2014
Molten metals in spin cycle on ESA’s centrifuge15 October 2014 The experimenters stared through bulletproof glass at the whirling 8 m-diameter centrifuge. Never mind the shaking or stirring of drink cocktails – what happens when you spin a cocktail of molten metal?
Sticky business: bonding ultrastable space missions 13 October 2014
Sticky business: bonding ultrastable space missions 13 October 2014 A new ultrastable adhesive identified through ESA research could be a key to assembling rock-solid structures for space, including large telescopes, instruments and antennas to peer deeper into the cosmos or sharpen views of our terrestrial environment.
The heat is on 10 October 2014
The heat is on 10 October 2014 Thanks to ESA and a high-tech fabric used in spacesuits, Swedish steelworkers will soon be wearing safer and cooler underwear to work.
Space viking: Andreas Mogensen unveils mission logos10 October 2014
Space viking: Andreas Mogensen unveils mission logos10 October 2014 ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen today unveiled the patches that will accompany him on his iriss mission aboard the International Space Station next year.