BepiColombo science orbiters stacked together31 August 2018
BepiColombo science orbiters stacked together31 August 2018 The two science orbiters of the joint ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission are connected in their launch configuration and the European science orbiter and transport module have been given the go-ahead to be loaded with propellants.
Artwork unveiled on exoplanet satellite27 August 2018
Artwork unveiled on exoplanet satellite27 August 2018 Two plaques etched with thousands of miniaturised drawings made by children have been unveiled in a dedicated ceremony held today in Switzerland.
Infant exoplanet weighed by Hipparcos and Gaia20 August 2018
Infant exoplanet weighed by Hipparcos and Gaia20 August 2018 The mass of a very young exoplanet has been revealed for the first time using data from ESA’s star mapping spacecraft Gaia and its predecessor, the quarter-century retired Hipparcos satellite.
Students digging into data archive spot mysterious X-ray source10 August 2018 An enigmatic X-ray source revealed as part of a data-mining project for high-school students shows unexplored avenues hidden in the vast archive of ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray Observatory.
BepiColombo to target mid-October launch26 July 2018
BepiColombo to target mid-October launch26 July 2018 Europe’s first mission to Mercury will target the early morning of 19 October for launch, Arianespace and ESA announced today.
Mars Express detects liquid water hidden under planet’s south pole25 July 2018 Radar data collected by ESA’s Mars Express point to a pond of liquid water buried under layers of ice and dust in the south polar region of Mars.