BepiColombo's beginning ends22 October 2018
BepiColombo's beginning ends22 October 2018 A stunning early morning launch lifted the ESA/JAXA BepiColombo spacecraft into space on Saturday, 20 October. This marked the start of intensive, round-the-clock flight control activities to ensure the mission’s health and functioning in the harsh en...
BepiColombo blasts off to investigate Mercury’s mysteries20 October 2018
BepiColombo blasts off to investigate Mercury’s mysteries20 October 2018 The ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission to Mercury blasted off on an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou at 01:45:28 GMT on 20 October on its exciting mission to study the mysteries of the Solar System’s innermost planet.
Mission control ready for Mercury17 October 2018
Mission control ready for Mercury17 October 2018 Teams responsible for flying the bold BepiColombo mission to Mercury today completed the last major step in preparation for Saturday’s liftoff — the final pre-launch ‘dress rehearsal’ at ESA’s ESOC control centre in Darmstadt, Germany.
Practising for BepiColombo’s epic escape to Mercury12 October 2018
Practising for BepiColombo’s epic escape to Mercury12 October 2018 The international BepiColombo spacecraft will soon take flight, on a complex journey to the innermost planet of the Solar System, Mercury. Encompassing nine planetary flybys and travelling a total distance of nine billion km over a period of seven yea...
Ten years catching rocket signals26 September 2018
Ten years catching rocket signals26 September 2018 As ESA celebrates the 100th launch of Ariane 5, the Agency’s worldwide ground station network is also marking ten years of providing vital tracking services to launchers soaring out of Kourou.
Join ESA at New Scientist Live17 September 2018
Join ESA at New Scientist Live17 September 2018 Join ESA at New Scientist Live, a four-day festival of ideas, science and discovery taking place 20-23 September in London, UK.