Proba-V opens its eyes17 May 2013
Proba-V opens its eyes17 May 2013 Earth watcher Proba-V is in good health following its launch last week. The Vegetation imager has been switched on and the first image has been captured over western France.
First new Galileo satellite arrives at ESA for space testing16 May 2013 The first satellite of Galileo’s next phase has arrived at ESA’s technical heart in the Netherlands for a rigorous set of tests to check its readiness for launch.
Next destination: space16 May 2013
Next destination: space16 May 2013 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano left for Baikonur, Kazakhstan today, his last stop before heading to the International Space Station on 28 May.
Leak repaired on International Space Station 13 May 2013
Leak repaired on International Space Station 13 May 2013 Over the weekend the crew of the International Space Station worked overtime to fix a leaking cooling network outside the orbital outpost. Astronauts Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn ventured into space on Saturday and replaced a pump unit that was lea...
After Chelyabinsk: European experts assess asteroid options08 May 2013 In February, a speeding asteroid slammed into our atmosphere and exploded high over Russia’s Ural region, injuring hundreds and causing millions of euros of damage. What should we do if we have a similar – or even bigger – strike in the future?
ESA’S Vega launcher scores new success with Proba-V07 May 2013 PR N° 12–2013 - The second flight of ESA’s newest launch vehicle has been completed from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Two Earth observation satellites, ESA’s Proba-V and Vietnam’s VNREDSat‑1A, were released into different orbits,...
Herschel finds hot gas on the menu for Milky Way’s black hole07 May 2013 ESA’s Herschel space observatory has made detailed observations of surprisingly hot molecular gas that may be orbiting or falling towards the supermassive black hole lurking at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy.
Turn your satnav idea into business 03 May 2013
Turn your satnav idea into business 03 May 2013 Ready to take the next step with your satnav idea? ESA’s business incubation centres are offering help through this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition.
Landslides and lava flows at Olympus Mons on Mars02 May 2013 Giant landslides, lava flows and tectonic forces are behind this dynamic scene captured recently by ESA’s Mars Express of a region scarred by the Solar System’s largest volcano, Olympus Mons.
World’s major development banks look closer at Earth observation30 April 2013 International development banks often invest in regions where projects can be difficult to monitor and evaluate. Earth-observing satellites are proving to be important tools for the development sector.
Herschel closes its eyes on the Universe29 April 2013
Herschel closes its eyes on the Universe29 April 2013 ESA’s Herschel space observatory has exhausted its supply of liquid helium coolant, ending more than three years of pioneering observations of the cool Universe.
Thank you, Queen Beatrix, from space!29 April 2013
Thank you, Queen Beatrix, from space!29 April 2013 Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Dutch Royal Family have always taken a strong interest the European space programme and especially so when much of ESA’s activity takes place on Dutch soil, at ESTEC in Noordwijk.