The fast winds of Venus are getting faster18 June 2013
The fast winds of Venus are getting faster18 June 2013 The most detailed record of cloud motion in the atmosphere of Venus chronicled by ESA’s Venus Express has revealed that the planet’s winds have steadily been getting faster over the last six years.
ExoMars 2016 set to complete construction17 June 2013
ExoMars 2016 set to complete construction17 June 2013 ESA’s mission to Mars in 2016 has entered the final stage of construction with the signature of a contract today with Thales Alenia Space at the Paris Air & Space Show.
Herschel ends operations as orbiting testbed17 June 2013
Herschel ends operations as orbiting testbed17 June 2013 With the exhaustion of its helium coolant, Herschel’s science mission ended on 29 April. But the stalwart satellite continued providing value to the end, serving as an orbiting testbed for control techniques that can’t normally be tested in flight.
Europe’s space hub to open its doors on 6 October17 June 2013 From the latest space ferry to the very first Alphasat, Europe has never been more active in space, with a crowded manifest of ESA launches across the rest of the year. But where are all these varied missions born? See for yourself this October, as ES...
Europe’s largest spaceship reaches its orbital port15 June 2013 ESA’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle, Albert Einstein, completed a flawless rendezvous with the International Space Station on 15 June when it docked smoothly with orbital outpost at 14:07 GMT (16:07 CEST).
ATV ready to nose up to Station14 June 2013
ATV ready to nose up to Station14 June 2013 ESA’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle, ATV Albert Einstein, is set to conduct an autonomous docking with the International Space Station on 15 June. The vessel will deliver scientific experiments, vital supplies and fuel to the astronauts.
A helping hand from above for The Gambia14 June 2013
A helping hand from above for The Gambia14 June 2013 Satellites are being used to promote agriculture in one of the world’s poorest countries.
Proba-V tracking aircraft in flight from orbit13 June 2013
Proba-V tracking aircraft in flight from orbit13 June 2013 ESA’s Proba-V has become the first satellite to pick up aircraft tracking signals, allowing aircraft across the globe to be followed in flight from space.
Digital cinemas offer more via satellite11 June 2013
Digital cinemas offer more via satellite11 June 2013 As cinema owners worldwide begin to embrace new digital technologies via satellite, audiences are being given more ways to enjoy an evening at the movies.
ESA at 50th Paris Air & Space Show 11 June 2013
ESA at 50th Paris Air & Space Show 11 June 2013 The 50th International Paris Air & Space Show at Le Bourget will open its doors on Monday 17 June. The Agency’s pavilion, situated between the full-size models of the Ariane 1 and Ariane 5 launchers, will feature the wealth of ESA p...
Euclid to probe dark Universe with Astrium science module11 June 2013 The module carrying the telescope and scientific instruments of ESA’s Euclid ‘dark Universe’ mission is now being developed by Astrium in Toulouse, France.
Space droids calling10 June 2013
Space droids calling10 June 2013 Secondary-school students can play the ultimate robot game: the annual Zero Robotics tournament turns the International Space Station into a playing field for European students to control minisatellites with self-developed software.