Tag Archives: ESA

Rosalind Franklin will be the name of UK built ExoMars rover

LONDON, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — UK Science Minister Chris Skidmore and British European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut Tim Peake revealed the name of the UK made ExoMars rover on an event in the ‘Mars Yard’ at Airbus Defence and Space UK in Stevenage. … Read the full press release

Airbus-built Aeolus wind sensing satellite successfully launched from Kourou, French Guiana

Airbus-built Aeolus satellite to map Earth’s wind in real-time Kourou, French Guiana, 24-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Aeolus, the European Space Agency’s wind sensing satellite, built by Airbus, has been successfully launched from Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite will now undergo a … Read the full press release

ESA welcomes proposals that will shape the future of space transportation services

PARIS, 16-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ESA is calling for ideas that will shape the future of space transportation services – to space, in space and returning from space. “The changing world we live in requires a space agency to anticipate. Now … Read the full press release

Thales Alenia Space won contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) for the Phase A study of LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna)

Thales Alenia Space wins ESA study contract for LISA mission to investigate the history of Universe CANNES, 06-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Thales Alenia Space, the joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), announced today that it has won a … Read the full press release

ESA to hold special media briefing on SmallGEO Europe’s versatile small telecom satellite platform on 18 January

PARIS, 16-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A special briefing on SmallGEO, Europe’s versatile small telecom satellite platform, will be held on 18 January, after Director General Jan Woerner’s annual meeting of the press at ESA HQ, Paris. The SmallGEO platform line offers … Read the full press release

ESA to hold press briefing on its achievements and opportunities ahead on 18 January 2017

PARIS, 16-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On Wednesday, 18 January, ESA Director General Jan Woerner will meet the media for the traditional press breakfast to provide an overview of ESA’s achievements in 2016 and the opportunities ahead in 2017. The briefing will … Read the full press release

Leonardo-Finmeccanica to create the spectrometer for the FLEX mission as part of the ESA’s ‘Earth Explorer’ Programme

Climate change: 74 million contract from ESA Leonardo will provide the spectrometer for the FLEX Space mission, which will study the actual photosynthetic activity of vegetation on a global scale The data will provide valuable information on plant health in … Read the full press release

International Space Station (ISS): drone successfully learned by itself to see distances using only one eye

Delft, The Netherlands, 03-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — During an experiment performed on board of the International Space Station (ISS) a small drone successfully learned by itself to see distances using only one eye. Researchers presented the preliminary results of this experiment at … Read the full press release

ESA: Media invited to follow the launch of the 2nd satellite of the Sentinel-1 mission from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 22 April

PARIS, 18-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The second satellite of the Sentinel-1 mission – Sentinel-1B – is set for launch from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 22 April at 21:02 GMT (23:02 CEST). Media representatives are invited to follow the launch online … Read the full press release

First relay satellite of the SpaceDataHighway EDRS-A successfully launched into geostationary orbit

BLAGNAC, 04-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — EDRS-A, the first relay satellite of the SpaceDataHighway, was successfully launched into geostationary orbit on 30 January 2016. After a test period, it will become operational for its first end-user customer by mid-2016. The SpaceDataHighway system will … Read the full press release

Innobyte developed new European Space Software Repository for the European Space Agency

Innobyte supported the European Space Agency for the development of the European Space Software Repository (ESSR), an ESA information web portal that promotes reuse of Software including Open Source Software, and provides all parties involved in European Space software development … Read the full press release

ESA: Media invitation for the presentation of applications using early images from the 2nd satellite in orbit for the EU’s Copernicus Earth observation programme

PARIS, 20-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Media representatives are invited to a presentation of potential applications using the early images from the second satellite in orbit for the EU’s Copernicus Earth observation programme. The event, jointly organised by ESA and the … Read the full press release

EIB financed €225m out of the total €598m cost for construction and in-orbit validation of Alphasat, the world’s largest and most sophisticated commercial satellite

29-7-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The world’s largest and most sophisticated commercial satellite was launched successfully from the European Space port in Kourou, French Guiana on 25 July. Called Alphasat, it will provide advanced voice and data communications for customers across Europe, … Read the full press release

Europe’s largest spaceship Albert Einstein reached the International Space Station on 15 June

17-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — ESA’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle, Albert Einstein, completed a flawless rendezvous with the International Space Station on 15 June when it docked smoothly with orbital outpost at 14:07 GMT (16:07 CEST). The Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) is now connected … Read the full press release

ESA’s heaviest cargo ship Albert Einstein launched into orbit from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana

14-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — ESA’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle, Albert Einstein, was launched into orbit last evening from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Europe’s autonomous supply ship will perform a series of manoeuvres to dock with the International Space Station … Read the full press release

The European Space Agency (ESA) to present at the 50th Paris Air & Space Show at Le Bourget

UPDATE 13 JUNE: CALL FOR MEDIA 13-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  ESA will be present at the 50th Paris Air & Space Show at Le Bourget with a pavilion at its traditional and central place, near the full-size Ariane 5 and Ariane … Read the full press release