Latest European Space Operations Centre Stories
After a final thruster firing last week to deplete its remaining fuel, ESA's venerable ERS-2 observation satellite has been safely taken out of service.
Using ingenuity and an unorthodox 'dirty hack', ESA has recovered the four-satellite Cluster mission from near loss.
Twenty-five years ago, ESA's Giotto spacecraft made its mark in deep space.
On June 8, mission controllers will have the first opportunity to switch ESA's Rosetta comet-hunter into deep-space hibernation for 31 months.
With the commissioning of ESA's CryoSat now complete, the mission has been officially transferred to the operations team.
ESAâ€™s Earth-observing satellite Envisat has moved to a lower orbit in order to conserve fuel and extend its life by three years, and is once again delivering invaluable data to thousands of scientists.
Media representatives are cordially invited to a briefing on the occasion of ten years of scientific discoveries by ESAâ€™s Cluster mission.
A European gravity observation satellite has been hit by a second computer glitch and is not able to transmit its valuable data down to Earth.
The media are invited to ESAâ€™s Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany to follow Rosettaâ€™s encounter with asteroid Lutetia on July 10, 18:00â€“23:00.
ESA's CryoSat-2 has delivered its first data just hours after ground controllers switched on the satellite's sophisticated radar instrument for the first time.
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