Gaia has ticket to ride18 December 2013
Gaia has ticket to ride18 December 2013 ESA’s Gaia mission to survey a billion stars is ‘go’ for launch. The satellite has passed its final checks and is ready to be launched tomorrow from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou.
Gaia secured inside fairing13 December 2013
Gaia secured inside fairing13 December 2013 ESA’s billion-star surveyor Gaia, less than a week from launch, is now tucked up inside the fairing that will protect it during the first few minutes of ascent into space.
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.