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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.

Commemorative Coins Issued To Mark 50 Years Of European Space Cooperation
2014-02-12 11:23:04

2014 is a milestone year for Europe as it looks back with pride on 50 years of space cooperation. To mark this important anniversary, the Monnaie de Paris, France’s national mint, is issuing a set of collectors’ coins in gold and silver to celebrate Europe’s exploits in space.

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.

Last Look At ATV-4 Before It Launches
2013-06-04 10:10:47

Engineers look on as the Ariane 5 launcher fairing is lowered over ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), the largest and most sophisticated space ferry to supply the International Space Station.

ESA Vega Rocket Launch Successful, Three Payloads Deployed In Orbit
2013-05-07 08:19:42

After a delayed launch due to strong wind conditions on Saturday May 4, ESA's Vega rocket lifted off early Tuesday (02:06 GMT May 7) on a complex mission to set three payloads into two different orbits.

ESA Postpones Vega Rocket Launch Because Of Strong Winds
2013-05-06 10:15:36

The European Space Agency is set to launch the first of four missions as it starts an ambitious transition to commercial exploitation. The first launch, scheduled for May 3, will actually be the second launch for Vega, a rocket that has shown increased capabilities and flexibility to meet various demands in the launcher market.

Alphasat Experiences Simulated Conditions It Will Face In Space
2013-02-08 13:45:00

Tucked away in a vacuum chamber for several months, Europe’s largest telecom satellite has faced the harsh conditions it will deal with once it is launched into space this summer.

First Lift Off In 2013 For Ariane 5
2013-02-08 08:05:46

The first Ariane 5 heavy-lift mission of the year has delivered the Azerspace/Africasat-1a and Amazonas-3 telecom satellites into their planned transfer orbits.


Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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