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Dark energy, habitable planets around other stars, and the mysterious nature of our own Sun, have been chosen by ESA as candidates for two medium-class missions to be launched no earlier than 2017.
Packed with novel devices and science instruments, Proba-2 is demonstrating technologies for future ESA missions while providing new views of our Sun.
Slovenia becomes the sixth European country to sign the European Cooperating State Agreement with ESA.
ESA's Council yesterday gave the go-ahead to proceed with the implementation of the ExoMars Program.
Bring together a small group of highly motivated researchers, grant them full access to laboratory and production facilities, remove all administrative distractions, and let them work intensively for four to six months.
Twelve years of design, development and hard work have come to fruition with the formal handover of Node 3 from ESA to NASA on November 20, 2009. The ceremony took place in the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA.
ESA's Education Office has awarded a contract to Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd of the UK to manage the development and testing of the first European student mission to the Moon.
ESA is looking for ideas to use the International Space Station as a platform to conduct research into global climate change.
Starting in 2010, an international crew of six will simulate a 520-day round-trip to Mars, including a 30-day stay on the martian surface.
European states have agreed to replace a 2016 space probe mission to Mars with a smaller orbiting satellite and a small static lander.
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