Recently in the ESA Category


Arianespace announced liftoff at 03:10 BST (04:10 CEST, 23:10 local time on 23 October) from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, for a mission lasting about 38 minutes.

ESA signed a contract that brings the ICEYE constellation of small satellites into the fleet of missions contributing to Europe's Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.

ESA's Φ-week is now in its fourth edition, and each year this forward-looking event is increasingly relevant to society, business and the economy.

Life Support Cooked Up From Lunar Rocks

Engineers have successfully shown how water and oxygen can be extracted by cooking up lunar soil, in order to support future Moon bases.

ESA has confirmed a contract signature with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) to be the main customer for their Lunar Pathfinder satellite launching in 2024 that will provide communications services around the Moon.

Space is changing fast. ESA wants to open up space to start-ups, new companies, new actors - basically to everyone.

Europe's Vega has delivered Pléiades Neo-4 and four auxiliary payloads, SunStorm, RadCube and LEDSAT developed through ESA, and BRO-4, to their planned orbits.

Bartolomeo Connected To Columbus

The first European external commercial facility on the International Space Station arrived at its new home last week: the Columbus laboratory module.

ESA Spacecraft Dodges Large Constellation

For the first time, ESA has performed a 'collision avoidance manoeuvre' to protect one of its spacecraft from colliding with a satellite in a large constellation.

A new type of multibeam antenna has been patented by ESA and European industry, offering high-throughput performance at a lower price tag for future telecom or Earth-observing missions.