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.
Student Hyperloop motor tested at ESA25 May 2018
Student Hyperloop motor tested at ESA25 May 2018 Dutch students due to compete in Elon Musk’s high-speed ‘Hyperloop’ challenge this July subjected their motor module to near-vacuum conditions within ESA’s technical heart.
Fuel tanks and wings for Orion module23 April 2018
Fuel tanks and wings for Orion module23 April 2018 The European service module that will provide power, water, air and electricity to NASA’s Orion Moon module has taken a large step closer to completion with the installation of its fuel tanks and testing of its solar wings. Orion will eventually fly...
Last Galileo leaves ESA’s Test Centre04 September 2017
Last Galileo leaves ESA’s Test Centre04 September 2017 The last of 22 Galileo satellites has departed ESA’s Test Centre in the Netherlands – concluding the single longest and largest scale test campaign in the establishment’s history.
How each Galileo satellite is tested ahead of launch31 July 2017 Each Galileo satellite must go through a rigorous test campaign to assure its readiness for the violence of launch, airlessness and temperature extremes of Earth orbit.
Preparing for Mercury: BepiColombo stack completes testing 06 July 2017 ESA’s Mercury spacecraft has passed its final test in launch configuration, the last time it will be stacked like this before being reassembled at the launch site next year.