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Call for Media: End of mission and return of ESA astronaut Ale...5 December 2018 ESA astronaut and current commander of the International Space Station (ISS), Alexander Gerst, is expected to return to Earth with a Soyuz capsule on Thursday, 20 December 2018, landing at 11:03 local time (06:03 CET). Along with Alexander will be NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev.
Europe’s third polar-orbiting weather satellite lofted into orbit7 November 2018 The third MetOp satellite, MetOp-C, has been launched on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana to continue the provision of data for weather forecasting from polar orbit.
Call for media: The ESA Earth Observation Φ-week 6 November 2018
Call for media: The ESA Earth Observation Φ-week 6 November 2018 Media are invited to the Φ-week, a five-day international event organised by ESA on innovation and its applications to Earth observation and other space domains, to be hosted at its Earth observation centre in Frascati, Italy, from 12-16 November 2018.
Call for media: launch of MetOp-C – European meteorological sa...30 October 2018 Media representatives are invited to Eumetsat in Germany on 6 November to follow the launch of Europe’s third polar-orbiting weather satellite, MetOp-C.
BepiColombo now firing on all cylinders05 December 2018
BepiColombo now firing on all cylinders05 December 2018 BepiColombo, the joint ESA/JAXA spacecraft on a mission to Mercury, is now firing its thrusters for the first time in flight.
Galileo satellites prove Einstein's Relativity Theory to highest accuracy yet04 December 2018 Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system – already serving users globally – has now provided a historic service to the physics community worldwide, enabling the most accurate measurement ever made of how shifts in gravity alter the passing of time...
Exoplanet mission launch slot announced23 November 2018
Exoplanet mission launch slot announced23 November 2018 The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, will target 15 October to 14 November 2019 for launch.
ESA lends a hand at Mars23 November 2018
ESA lends a hand at Mars23 November 2018 The Red Planet will receive its first new resident in six years on Monday when NASA’s InSight lander touches down, aiming to investigate the Martian interior. ESA ground stations and orbiters are playing a crucial role in helping the mission get to it...
Focus on Vega developments23 November 2018
Focus on Vega developments23 November 2018 Vega is proving its reliability. Based on this heritage, ESA and European industry are building new elements that will increase Vega’s performance, capabilities and flexibility from mid-2019.