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EDRS-C successfully launched6 August 2019
EDRS-C successfully launched6 August 2019 The second satellite to join the constellation that forms the European Data Relay System (EDRS) was launched by Arianespace on 06 August, 21:30 CEST (19:30 UTC). The satellite was launched on board an Ariane 5, together with a second passenger, Intelsat 39, from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
Call for media: ‘Space Station Earth’ world premiere in Stockh...30 July 2019 A constellation of European astronauts, epic music under the stars and a live connection with the International Space Station will kick off the Stockholm Culture Festival at the height of the Scandinavian summer. Space is this year’s theme of the Stockholm Culture Festival, a mass event that takes over central Stockholm, Sweden, from 13 to 17 August.
Luca Parmitano returns to the International Space Station 21 July 2019 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has arrived at the International Space Station on his ‘Beyond’ mission, marking the start of Expedition 60.
Vega Flight VV15 failure: Arianespace and ESA appoint an indep...11 July 2019 Arianespace announced today, 11 July, 2019, the failure of Flight VV15 carrying the FalconEye1 satellite. This was the first Vega failure after 14 successful launches in a row since being introduced at the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana in 2012.
First rollout of Ariane 6 mobile gantry29 July 2019
First rollout of Ariane 6 mobile gantry29 July 2019 At Europe’s Spaceport the Ariane 6 mobile gantry, a 90 metre-high metallic structure built to house Ariane 6 underwent a 97 m rollout test last week to mimic prelaunch.
Europe prepares for Mars courier25 July 2019
Europe prepares for Mars courier25 July 2019 The first round-trip to the Red Planet will see a European orbiter bringing martian samples back to Earth. ESA is opening the door to industry to build the spacecraft that will deliver the precious rocks, dust and gas from Mars – the key to understand...
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.
Glaciers lose nine trillion tonnes of ice in half a century08 April 2019 When we think of climate change, one of the first things to come to mind is melting polar ice. However, ice loss isn’t just restricted to the polar regions. According to research published today, glaciers around the world have lost well over 9000 giga...
Copernicus Masters 2019 submissions open03 April 2019
Copernicus Masters 2019 submissions open03 April 2019 The Copernicus Masters 2019 competition is now open for submissions. This international competition awards prizes to innovative solutions, developments and ideas for business and society that use Copernicus data.
Mars Express matches methane spike measured by Curiosity02 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.