First results from the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter10 April 2019
First results from the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter10 April 2019 New evidence of the impact of the recent planet-encompassing dust storm on water in the atmosphere, and a surprising lack of methane, are among the scientific highlights of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter’s first year in orbit.
ExoMars carrier module prepares for final pre-launch testing 05 April 2019 The module that will carry the ExoMars rover and surface science platform from Earth to Mars has arrived in Italy for final integration preparations.
BepiColombo is ready for its long cruise05 April 2019
BepiColombo is ready for its long cruise05 April 2019 Following a series of tests conducted in space over the past five months, the ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission has successfully completed its near-Earth commissioning phase and is now ready for the operations that will take place during the cruise and, ev...
Mars Express matches methane spike measured by Curiosity01 April 2019 A reanalysis of data collected by ESA’s Mars Express during the first 20 months of NASA’s Curiosity mission found one case of correlated methane detection, the first time an in-situ measurement has been independently confirmed from orbit.
Exoplanet satellite ready29 March 2019
Exoplanet satellite ready29 March 2019 ESA’s Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, was recently declared ready to fly after completing a series of final spacecraft tests.
Dark dust devil tracks on Mars28 March 2019
Dark dust devil tracks on Mars28 March 2019 The winds of Mars are responsible for myriad features across the planet’s surface – including the dark dunes and wispy, filament-like streaks seen in this image from ESA’s Mars Express.