ESA reentry expertise30 March 2018
ESA reentry expertise30 March 2018 Every week, on average, a substantial, inert satellite drops into our atmosphere and burns up. Monitoring these reentries and warning European civil authorities has become routine work for ESA’s space debris experts.
Where no mission has gone before02 February 2018
Where no mission has gone before02 February 2018 Living near a star is risky business, and positioning a spacecraft near the Sun is a very good way to observe rapidly changing solar activity and deliver early warning of possibly harmful space weather. ESA is now looking at doing just that.
Applications now open for the Space Debris Training Course 15 January 2018
Applications now open for the Space Debris Training Course 15 January 2018 Space debris is a hazard to our satellites and spacecraft as well as a contributor to near-Earth space pollution. To help raise awareness of this issue, ESA’s Education Office is organising the first ESA Academy Space Debris Training Course.
Asteroid Luca12 October 2017
Asteroid Luca12 October 2017 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has been on Earth since his mission to the International Space Station in 2013, but “Lucaparmitano” is now back in space thanks to an Italian astronomer.
Solar antics19 September 2017
Solar antics19 September 2017 The Sun’s recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power.
Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System 15 August 2017
Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System 15 August 2017 Ten spacecraft, from ESA’s Venus Express to NASA’s Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through the Solar System while three other satellites watched, providing a unique perspective on this space weather event.