Provided by Markus Bauer, ESA Science and Robotic Exploration ESA's Venus Express has ended its eight-year mission after far exceeding its planned life. The spacecraft exhausted its propellant during a series of thruster burns to raise its...
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ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has climbed to a new orbit following its daring aerobraking experiment, and will now resume observations of this fascinating planet for at least a few more months.
After a successful end to a long mission, ESA is allowing Venus Express to rise one last time before ending its life in a fiery crash with Earth's sister planet.
Now that the Venus Express spacecraft has completed its eight-year scientific mission and is preparing to plunge into the planet’s atmosphere, the ESA has started providing regular space weather reports for an extraterrestrial world for the first time.
After eight years in orbit, ESA’s Venus Express has completed routine science observations and is preparing for a daring plunge into the planet’s hostile atmosphere.
Scientists have discovered that the space weather around Venus can have such large explosions that they are bigger than the entire planet. They also said that these giant explosions can happen multiple times per day.
A new study focuses on Venus’ lower atmosphere, which is capped by a dense cloud layer that behaves like the surface of a body of water.
At the very edges of the Earth’s atmosphere, where the Earth’s magnetic field begins, solar radiation strips electrons from the tenuous gas that is slowly leaking into space.
The European Space Agency has released a video of a day in the life of the Venus Express, the spacecraft that is currently orbiting the second planet from the Sun.
The official inauguration of a new European Space Agency (ESA) tracking station capable of monitoring missions traveling hundreds of millions of miles into our Solar System is set for Tuesday.
One of the world’s most sophisticated satellite tracking stations is nearing inauguration in Malargüe, Argentina, 1000 km west of Buenos Aires. The new station will ensure reliable communications with missions voyaging hundreds of millions of kilometers into our Solar System.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.