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Tag: ESA

Aeolus launch event

ESA’s Aeolus mission, which will use revolutionary laser technology to measure winds around the globe, is set for launch on 21 August from Europe’s Spaceport at Kourou in French Guiana. Media representatives are invited to the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany, to follow the launch of this latest Earth Explorer satellite. This… Read More ›

European conference on space debris risks and mitigation

Media are invited to attend the overall conference, in particular the opening presentations and the concluding press conference. Today, around 750 000 objects larger than 1 cm are orbiting Earth. At average speeds of 40 000 km/h, impacts on space hardware would deliver roughly the energy equivalent to the explosion of a hand grenade. Consequences… Read More ›

UK CENTRE STONE-LAYING LAUNCHES EUROPEAN SPACE CELEBRATIONS.

The first stones of ESA’s new establishment in the UK were laid in a ceremony today by Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain, UK Minister of Universities and Science David Willets and the first ESA Director General, Roy Gibson. While placing one of the stones in a sculpture that will later grace the establishment’s courtyard, Mr Dordain… Read More ›

Last command sent to ESA’s Planck space telescope.

  ESA’s Planck space telescope has been turned off after nearly 4.5 years soaking up the relic radiation from the Big Bang and studying the evolution of stars and galaxies throughout the Universe’s history.   Mission controllers at ESA’s operations centre in Darmstadt, Germany sent the final command to the Planck satellite this afternoon marking… Read More ›

ESA’S GOCE MISSION COMES TO AN END

After mapping variations in Earth’s gravity with unprecedented detail for four years, the GOCE satellite has run out of fuel and the end of mission has been declared. Since March 2009, the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer – GOCE – has been orbiting Earth at the lowest altitude of any research satellite. Its… Read More ›

EXOMARS: ESA AND ROSCOSMOS SET FOR MARS MISSIONS.

The European Space Agency and the Russian federal space agency, Roscosmos, have signed a formal agreement to work in partnership on the ExoMars programme towards the launch of two missions in 2016 and 2018. Establishing whether life ever existed on Mars is one of the outstanding scientific questions of our time and the highest scientific… Read More ›

Call for Media: Europe’s SpaceLab finalists link up with space and meet astronauts.

Europe’s finalists in the Space Lab challenge will join astronauts, scientists and Google managers at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne on 16 May to discuss their experiment ideas and call ESA astronaut André Kuipers on the International Space Station. In October, ESA jointly launched the YouTube Space Lab, an exciting venture by YouTube, NASA,… Read More ›

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