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.
Windy with a chance of magnetic storms – space weather science with Cluster08 November 2018 Space weather is no abstract concept – it may happen in space, but its effects on Earth can be significant. To help better forecast these effects, ESA’s Cluster mission, a quartet of spacecraft that was launched in 2000, is currently working to unders...
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.
A changing crater: Honouring a renowned Mars scientist26 October 2018
A changing crater: Honouring a renowned Mars scientist26 October 2018 The surface of Mars may appear to be perpetually still, but its many features are ever-changing – as represented in this Mars Express view of the severely eroded Greeley impact crater.
Mars Express keeps an eye on curious cloud25 October 2018
Mars Express keeps an eye on curious cloud25 October 2018 Since 13 September, ESA’s Mars Express has been observing the evolution of an elongated cloud formation hovering in the vicinity of the 20 km-high Arsia Mons volcano, close to the planet’s equator.
BepiColombo's beginning ends22 October 2018
BepiColombo's beginning ends22 October 2018 A stunning early morning launch lifted the ESA/JAXA BepiColombo spacecraft into space on Saturday, 20 October. This marked the start of intensive, round-the-clock flight control activities to ensure the mission’s health and functioning in the harsh en...