Ariane 6 launch table now on pad20 September 2018
Ariane 6 launch table now on pad20 September 2018 The 700 tonne steel table that will support Ariane 6 at liftoff is now on the pad at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.
ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite launched23 August 2018
ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite launched23 August 2018 ESA’s Earth Explorer Aeolus satellite has been launched into polar orbit on a Vega rocket. Using revolutionary laser technology, Aeolus will measure winds around the globe and play a key role in our quest to better understand the workings of our atmos...
New satellite launch extends Galileo’s global reach25 July 2018 Four more Galileo satellites were launched today by an Ariane 5. Their arrival in orbit brings the Galileo constellation to 26 satellites, extending the global coverage of the constellation.
Hot firing proves solid rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C16 July 2018 Today's hot firing of the P120C solid-propellant motor at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana proves its flight-worthiness for use on Vega-C next year and on Ariane 6 from 2020.
Focus on the future of space transportation: ESA’s call for ideas16 July 2018 ESA is calling for ideas that will shape the future of space transportation services – to space, in space and returning from space.
Largest-ever solid rocket motor poised for first hot firing09 July 2018 This week, the largest solid rocket motor ever built in one piece will be test fired at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana for the first time.