ɸ-week kicks off12 November 2018
ɸ-week kicks off12 November 2018 With satellites delivering a mindboggling amount of data about our planet along with the availability of the latest digital technologies, there are countless opportunities for innovation. ESA’s ɸ-week, which kicked off today, explores how this new wor...
ESA’s space vision presented at Paris Peace Forum12 November 2018
ESA’s space vision presented at Paris Peace Forum12 November 2018 ESA astronaut Claudie Haigneré attended the Paris Peace Forum this weekend, presenting the Agency’s vision for engaging humankind in multilateral cooperation for space exploration with peaceful objectives.
ESA’s 25 years of telecom: the beginning12 November 2018
ESA’s 25 years of telecom: the beginning12 November 2018 As ESA’s umbrella programme for telecom, ARTES, celebrates its 25th year, we will be examining why it was set up, how it and the European satcom environment have evolved, the opportunities and challenges that both face today, and what the future holds.
Oxia Planum favoured for ExoMars surface mission09 November 2018
Oxia Planum favoured for ExoMars surface mission09 November 2018 The ExoMars Landing Site Selection Working Group has recommended Oxia Planum as the landing site for the ESA-Roscosmos rover and surface science platform that will launch to the Red Planet in 2020.
ESA’s gravity-mapper reveals relics of ancient continents under Antarctic ice07 November 2018 It was five years ago this month that ESA’s GOCE gravity-mapping satellite finally gave way to gravity, but its results are still yielding buried treasure – giving a new view of the remnants of lost continents hidden deep under the ice sheet of Antarc...
Touch down: European module arrives at Kennedy Space Center 07 November 2018
Touch down: European module arrives at Kennedy Space Center 07 November 2018 After a 24-hour journey from Bremen, Germany with stops in Hamburg and Portsmouth, USA, the European Service Module landed yesterday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Europe’s third polar-orbiting weather satellite lofted into orbit07 November 2018 The third MetOp satellite, MetOp-C, has been launched on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana to continue the provision of data for weather forecasting from polar orbit.
MetOp-C ready for big day05 November 2018
MetOp-C ready for big day05 November 2018 With liftoff set for 7 November, the latest MetOp weather satellite has been rolled out to the launch pad and positioned on the Soyuz rocket for its ride into space from French Guiana.
A call for the cold05 November 2018
A call for the cold05 November 2018 As the Northern hemisphere starts to feel the cold winter approaching, research stations in Antarctica are emerging from their long dark winter and awaiting the arrival of fresh supplies after living months in isolation. A truly unique experience, ES...
ESA rocks space weather05 November 2018
ESA rocks space weather05 November 2018 This week, to coincide with the fifteenth annual European Space Weather Week, ESA is celebrating the dynamic phenomenon of space weather.
Galactic ghosts: Gaia uncovers major event in the formation of the Milky Way31 October 2018 ESA’s Gaia mission has made a major breakthrough in unravelling the formation history of the Milky Way.
Counting down to MetOp-C31 October 2018
Counting down to MetOp-C31 October 2018 Teams at ESA’s European Space Operations Centre in Germany have been training for months in preparation for next week’s launch of MetOp-C – the last in the current series of meteorological satellites that provide high-quality data for weather forecast...