Call for Media: ESA’s Galaxy-mapping Gaia ready for launch 12 December 2013
Call for Media: ESA’s Galaxy-mapping Gaia ready for launch 12 December 2013 The European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite is ready for launch on 19 December at 09:12 GMT (10:12 CET). The launch will be covered live from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana for broadcasters and on the web, and can be followed at local events in Eu...
Wake up, Rosetta!10 December 2013
Wake up, Rosetta!10 December 2013 Think it’s tough getting up in the morning when the alarm clock sounds? Imagine what it must be like waking up 673 million kilometres from the warmth of the Sun and with no coffee. You might need some help…
Background briefing – Rosetta wake up and year ahead03 December 2013
Background briefing – Rosetta wake up and year ahead03 December 2013 Next year, on 20 January, after 957 days of hibernation in deep space, ESA’s comet-chasing Rosetta spacecraft is set to wake up automatically en route to the destination it has been travelling towards for nearly a decade.
ESA’s new vision to study the invisible Universe 28 November 2013
ESA’s new vision to study the invisible Universe 28 November 2013 The hot and energetic Universe and the search for elusive gravitational waves will be the focus of ESA’s next two large science missions, it was announced today.
Black hole boasts heavyweight jets13 November 2013
Black hole boasts heavyweight jets13 November 2013 Astronomers studying a black hole in our Galaxy with ESA’s XMM-Newton observatory have made a surprising discovery about the cocktail of particles that are ejected from its surroundings.
ExoMars lander module named Schiaparelli08 November 2013
ExoMars lander module named Schiaparelli08 November 2013 The entry, descent and landing demonstrator module that will fly on the 2016 ExoMars mission has been named ‘Schiaparelli’ in honour of the Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli, who famously mapped the Red Planet’s surface features in the 19th cen...