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Galileo satellites meet
2014-08-18 14:54:29

Final functional testing of Europe’s twin Galileo navigation satellites has been completed at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, on track for launch this Thursday.

ATV-5 Is Locked And Loaded
2014-07-24 03:19:41

ESA’s fifth Automated Transfer Vehicle is now scheduled for launch to the International Space Station at 23:44 GMT on 29 July (01:44 CEST 30 July) on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

ATV’s Fiery Break-up To Be Recorded From The Inside
2014-07-17 03:16:59

As ESA’s remaining supply ferry to the International Space Station burns up in the atmosphere, its final moments as its hull disintegrates will be recorded from the inside by a unique infrared camera.

Latest Galileo Satellite Has Arrived At ESA’s Test Center
2014-04-30 04:24:24

Europe’s latest Galileo navigation satellite has arrived at the Agency’s technical center in the Netherlands for testing, as the previous two satellites are prepared for shipping to French Guiana for launch this summer.

Third Launch For Europe’s Smallest Launcher
2014-04-30 03:11:43

The third launch by Europe’s new small launcher, Vega, has delivered Kazakhstan’s first satellite for high-resolution Earth observation into its planned orbit.

launch of Ariane 5 flight VA216
2014-03-25 05:49:47

An Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecom satellites, Astra-5B and Amazonas-4A, into their planned transfer orbits.

Ariane 6 Set To Move To Next Stage Of Development
2013-11-14 07:05:58

The preliminary requirements for Europe’s next-generation Ariane 6 launcher have been agreed and the project is set to move on to the next stage.

Perfect Mission Comes To A Fiery End For ATV Albert Einstein
2013-11-04 11:25:46

ESA’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ferry, Albert Einstein, completed its five-month mission to the International Space Station by reentering the atmosphere today and burning up safely over an uninhabited area of the southern Pacific Ocean.


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