ESA’s weightless plants fly on a Dragon22 April 2014
ESA’s weightless plants fly on a Dragon22 April 2014 It is a race against time for ESA’s Gravi-2 experiment following launch last Friday on the Dragon space ferry. Stowed in Dragon’s cargo are lentil seeds that will be nurtured into life on the International Space Station.
Turn your satnav ideas into business 17 April 2014
Turn your satnav ideas into business 17 April 2014 Propose a great satnav idea and win a prize with ESA support to create your own business. Previous winners are now running companies with systems for athlete tracking and indoor navigation, and many are supported by ESA’s Business Incubation Centres.
First radar vision for Copernicus16 April 2014
First radar vision for Copernicus16 April 2014 Launched on 3 April, ESA’s Sentinel-1A satellite has already delivered its first radar images of Earth. They offer a tantalising glimpse of the kind of operational imagery that this new mission will provide for Europe’s ambitious Copernicus environmen...
Concordia calling16 April 2014
Concordia calling16 April 2014 Are you a team player who is unafraid of long isolation? Do you have a medical degree and a healthy love of extremes? ESA is offering the chance of a lifetime to run space experiments in one of the world’s most isolated places: Concordia research stat...
From red Mars to green Earth 14 April 2014
From red Mars to green Earth 14 April 2014 How can a sensor for analysing the atmosphere of Mars help us to cut greenhouse emissions on Earth? By going where no human or machine has been before.
Beauty from chaos 10 April 2014
Beauty from chaos 10 April 2014 Beautiful streamlined islands and narrow gorges were carved by fast-flowing water pounding through a small, plateau region near the southeastern margin of the vast Vallis Marineris canyon system.
Sentinel-1 performs opening dance routine04 April 2014
Sentinel-1 performs opening dance routine04 April 2014 Following its launch yesterday, Sentinel-1A has performed a carefully choreographed 10-hour dance routine to open its large radar antenna and solar wings.
Europe lofts first Copernicus environmental satellite03 April 2014 The ability of European citizens, policymakers and service providers to access key environmental data on a routine basis will take a major step forward following the launch today of ESA’s Sentinel-1A satellite.
Icy moon Enceladus has underground sea03 April 2014
Icy moon Enceladus has underground sea03 April 2014 Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus has an underground sea of liquid water, according to the international Cassini spacecraft.
Sentinel-1 ready for launch03 April 2014
Sentinel-1 ready for launch03 April 2014 With Sentinel-1A now sitting atop its Soyuz rocket, liftoff from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana is set for today at 23:02 CEST (21:02 GMT).
European Parliament celebrates 50 years of European cooperation in space 02 April 2014 An exhibition celebrating 50 years of European cooperation in space was inaugurated at the European Parliament in Brussels on 1 April by Mr Ioannis Tsoukalas MEP.
Dress rehearsal final step prepares for Sentinel-1 02 April 2014
Dress rehearsal final step prepares for Sentinel-1 02 April 2014 A full ‘dress rehearsal’ involving teams on both sides of the Atlantic took place yesterday, marking the last major step in training teams for the Sentinel-1A lift off on 3 April.