Focus on the future of space transportation: ESA’s call for ideas16 July 2018 ESA is calling for ideas that will shape the future of space transportation services – to space, in space and returning from space.
Europe’s next Galileo satellites in place atop Ariane 513 July 2018 Europe’s next Galileo satellites have been put in place on top of the Ariane 5 launcher due to lift them from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on Wednesday 25 July.
Enhancing competitiveness of European space Sector with increased investments13 July 2018 Today, ESA Director General Jan Wörner and Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Ambroise Fayolle signed a joint statement on enhancing the competitiveness of the European space sector by supporting investments in actors of the sector w...
Copernicus Sentinel-5P releases first data11 July 2018
Copernicus Sentinel-5P releases first data11 July 2018 Following months of tests and careful evaluation, the first data on air pollutants from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite have been released. These first maps show a range of trace gases that affect air quality such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dio...
Largest-ever solid rocket motor poised for first hot firing09 July 2018 This week, the largest solid rocket motor ever built in one piece will be test fired at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana for the first time.
MetOp-C launch campaign kicks off09 July 2018
MetOp-C launch campaign kicks off09 July 2018 The MetOp-C launch campaign has kicked off with the first of three Antonovs landing at Cayenne Airport, French Guiana on 20 June.
Full steam ahead for Aeolus launch 06 July 2018
Full steam ahead for Aeolus launch 06 July 2018 Having set sail from France on 15 June - Global Wind Day, ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite has arrived safe and sound at the launch site in French Guiana.
The toxic side of the Moon04 July 2018
The toxic side of the Moon04 July 2018 When the Apollo astronauts returned from the Moon, the dust that clung to their spacesuits made their throats sore and their eyes water. Lunar dust is made of sharp, abrasive and nasty particles, but how toxic is it for humans?
Next four Galileo satellites fuelled for launch03 July 2018
Next four Galileo satellites fuelled for launch03 July 2018 Europe’s next four Galileo satellites have been fuelled at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, in preparation for their launch on 25 July.
Voyage through space with Europe: register for ESA Open Day in the Netherlands02 July 2018 You can now register to see behind the scenes of Europe’s space adventure. We will be opening our doors for the annual ESA Open Day in the Netherlands on Sunday 7 October.
Dragon delivers some ICE 29 June 2018
Dragon delivers some ICE 29 June 2018 The newly installed International Commercial Experiments service – ICE Cubes for short – facility providing commercial access to microgravity will soon receive the first experiment cubes after today’s successful SpaceX Dragon resupply launch.
Asteroid Day live from Luxembourg28 June 2018
Asteroid Day live from Luxembourg28 June 2018 The world’s first 48-hour webcast about asteroids and their place in space will begin at 12:00 CEST, on Friday, 29 June 2018. Kicking off this exciting event, physicist, science advocate and former rock star Brian Cox will host the first 6-hour segmen...