Aeolus teams ready for space17 August 2018
Aeolus teams ready for space17 August 2018 The teams responsible for flying the Aeolus satellite completed a pre-launch ‘dress rehearsal’ at ESA’s ESOC operations centre in Darmstadt today, the last major step in getting ready for next Tuesday’s liftoff.
Aeolus in launch tower14 August 2018
Aeolus in launch tower14 August 2018 ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite is poised for liftoff from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. This latest Earth Explorer satellite has been at the launch site since early July being readied for its ride into space on 21 August at 21:20 GMT (23:2...
Students digging into data archive spot mysterious X-ray source10 August 2018 An enigmatic X-ray source revealed as part of a data-mining project for high-school students shows unexplored avenues hidden in the vast archive of ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray Observatory.
Aeolus sealed from view09 August 2018
Aeolus sealed from view09 August 2018 As preparations for the launch of ESA’s latest Earth Explorer continue on track, the team at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana has bid farewell to the Aeolus satellite as it was sealed from view in its Vega rocket fairing. Liftoff is set for 21 Augu...
Recipe for a spacewalk06 August 2018
Recipe for a spacewalk06 August 2018 ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen may be stationed on the ground, but his expertise was vital to the recent spacewalk of two NASA astronauts, Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold. From maintaining constant radio contact on the day, to simulating activities unde...
BepiColombo to target mid-October launch26 July 2018
BepiColombo to target mid-October launch26 July 2018 Europe’s first mission to Mercury will target the early morning of 19 October for launch, Arianespace and ESA announced today.
Mars Express detects liquid water hidden under planet’s south pole25 July 2018 Radar data collected by ESA’s Mars Express point to a pond of liquid water buried under layers of ice and dust in the south polar region of Mars.
New satellite launch extends Galileo’s global reach25 July 2018 Four more Galileo satellites were launched today by an Ariane 5. Their arrival in orbit brings the Galileo constellation to 26 satellites, extending the global coverage of the constellation.
Aeolus — preparing to fly the wind mission 24 July 2018
Aeolus — preparing to fly the wind mission 24 July 2018 The launch of Aeolus — ESA’s mission to map Earth’s wind in real-time — is getting tantalisingly close, with the satellite due for lift-off on 21 August from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. With the wind in their sails, mission teams are...
Name Europe’s robot to roam and search for life on Mars20 July 2018 The UK Space Agency has launched a competition to name a rover that is going to Mars to search for signs of life.
What’s your idea to 3D print on the Moon – to make it feel like home?20 July 2018 A new ESA-led project is investigating the ways that 3D printing could be used to create and run a habitat on the Moon. Everything from building materials to solar panels, equipment and tools to clothes, even nutrients and food ingredients can potenti...
Martian atmosphere behaves as one18 July 2018
Martian atmosphere behaves as one18 July 2018 New research using a decade of data from ESA’s Mars Express has found clear signs of the complex martian atmosphere acting as a single, interconnected system, with processes occurring at low and mid levels significantly affecting those seen higher up.