Latest European Space Operations Centre Stories
Beginning today, ESA's Planck satellite will carry out a critical mid-course maneuver that will place the satellite on its final trajectory for arrival at L2, the second Lagrange point of the Sun-Earth system, early in July.
With ESA's family of Earth observation missions expanding, it makes sense to share operations engineers across satellites and conduct mission control from a combined Dedicated Control Room.
Envisat and ERS-2, ESA's two veteran Earth missions, have completed a second tandem observation campaign.
GOCE's sophisticated electric ion propulsion system has been switched on and confirmed to be operating normally, marking another crucial milestone in the satellite's post-launch commissioning phase.
In response to more reports of dangerous space junk, the European Space Agency (ESA) on Thursday announced plans to begin a monitoring system for orbital space debris within the next few years.
The verification of operations procedures for Herschel and Planck at ESAâ€™s European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) has now positively concluded.
ESA's GOCE satellite was formally declared ready for work at 01:00 CET on March 20.
After liftoff March 17, ESA's GOCE spacecraft is performing very well, having achieved an extremely accurate injection altitude just 1.5 km lower than planned.
The European Space Agency (ESA) will soon have a research center in the UK to concentrate on space robotics and climate change science.
Imagine how difficult it is to control a spacecraft thousands of miles away, ensure it arrives at the right location and then get the scientific and photographic equipment up and running.
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