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Call for media: ESA ESTEC Open Day - ESA to the Moon9 September 2019
Call for media: ESA ESTEC Open Day - ESA to the Moon9 September 2019 Media registrations are now open for ESA’s Open Day in the Netherlands on Sunday 6 October – the general public and media will have the opportunity to meet astronauts, space experts and see behind the scenes of Europe’s space adventure at ESA’s largest establishment.
Vega flight VV15: findings of the Independent Inquiry Commissi...5 September 2019 The Independent Inquiry Commission, tasked with analysing the failure of Vega Flight VV15, submitted its findings on Wednesday, 4 September. Co-chaired by the Inspector General of the European Space Agency (ESA); and the Senior Vice President, Technical and Quality of Arianespace; the Commission was appointed on Thursday, 11 July. According to its assigned task, after having analysed the flight data, the Commission identif...
Call For Media: AIDA workshop for planetary defence5 September 2019
Call For Media: AIDA workshop for planetary defence5 September 2019 Experts working on an upcoming joint space mission designed to deflect and analyse asteroids will meet in Rome from 11–13 September. Media are invited to join the Asteroid Impact Deflection Assessment (AIDA) workshop in the "Aula Ottagona" of the Terme di Diocleziano in Rome to hear the latest progress on NASA’s DART mission, Italy’s LICIA CubeSat and ESA’s Hera mission.
Call For Media: The ESA Earth Observation Φ-Week (Phi Week)3 September 2019
Call For Media: The ESA Earth Observation Φ-Week (Phi Week)3 September 2019 Media are invited to the Φ-Week (with ‘Φ’, phi, pronounced ‘fee’ or ‘fi’), a five-day international event organised by ESA on the latest developments of relevance to space, to be hosted at its Earth observation centre in Frascati, Italy, from 9-13 September 2019.
Register now for ESA’s Moon-themed Open Day29 August 2019
Register now for ESA’s Moon-themed Open Day29 August 2019 UPDATE: REGISTRATIONS NOW FULLY BOOKED Registrations are now open for ESA’s Open Day in the Netherlands on Sunday 6 October – your chance to meet astronauts, space experts and see behind the scenes of Europe’s space adventure at ESA’s largest establi...
Fires ravage the Amazon27 August 2019
Fires ravage the Amazon27 August 2019 Thousands of fires have broken out in the Amazon rainforest. Satellite data show that there are almost four times as many fires this year compared to the same period last year. Apart from Brazil, parts of Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina have als...
Seeking innovative ideas for exploring lunar caves21 August 2019
Seeking innovative ideas for exploring lunar caves21 August 2019 How would you design a system to detect, map and explore caves on the Moon? Our latest hunt for ideas is seeking novel initiatives that address this question.
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...