[Send to a friend] [Print] Esa Council meeting 14 December 2005 At the Esa Council meeting in Berlin on 5 and 6 December, ministers in charge of space from member states charted the future roadmap for Europe's space programme. Discussions focused in particular on Mars exploration, ISS exploit ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] ESA ground station makes contact with Phobos-Grunt 24 November 2011 The European Space Agency (ESA) succeeded in making contact with the Russian spacecraft stuck in Earth orbit on Tuesday 22 November, reviving hopes that the mission might be saved. Maintaining co ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] Who does what on Ariane 5? ESA and CNES In its capacity as the Ariane 5 contracting authority, Esa approves budgets, oversees project progress, monitors costs on completion and manages schedules. The programme is financed by 10 European nations, coordinated by Es ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] Soyuz launch pad handed over to Arianespace 9 May 2011 The Soyuz launch pad at the Guiana Space Centre was officially handed over by ESA to Arianespace on 7 May 2011 during a special ceremony at Europe's spaceport in French Guiana. Great teamwork for constructio ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] Columbus bientôt en service 24 October 2007 6 December, the U.S. Space Shuttle Atlantis is set to lift off for the International Space Station (ISS) with a new key element of the giant orbital Meccano set: the European Columbus laboratory. [Columbus module. Artist vi ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] Léopold Eyharts will bring Columbus to life 13 February 2007 A former test pilot and an astronaut since 1990, Léopold Eyharts is now training for his 2nd spaceflight, on the STS-122 mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle Discovery in October, which will be carrying Europe ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] A CNES-Esa agreement on launcher Soyuz at the Guiana Space Center 26 July 2005 Soyuz is getting closer to French Guiana! While the alteration work is going on at the Guiana Space Center, French space agency CNES and Esa signed an agreement on the setting up programme ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] Cryosat-2 ready to embark on ice mission 29 January 2010 ESA's Cryosat-2 satellite is set to embark on its mission above Earth's poles on 25 February. With its altimeter, aided by theDORISinstrument, it will monitor variations in ice elevation and thickness with ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] Europe's contribution to solar research Many partners SOHO, launched in 1995, is part of ESA's Horizon 2000 programme. It contributes to international scientific projects studying the relationship between the Sun and the Earth—STSP (Solar Terrestrial Science Progr ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] GOCE redraws the map of Earth's geoid 4 May 2011 After 2 years in orbit, ESA's GOCE satellite recently unveiled the latest 3D map of Earth's geoid, the reference surface that serves to measure elevations. Gravity up close [The best view yet of Earth's geoid ob ...Read more
Le CNES et l'ESA organisent un Tweetup pour l'amarrage de l'ATV-3 Le CNES et l’ESA organisent un Tweetup pour l’amarrage de l’ATV-3 > au Centre spatial de Toulouse, dans la nuit du 18 au 19 mars Le 19 mars prochain, l’ATV-3 Edoardo Amaldi, 10 jours après ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] Europe sets it stall for high-power satellite market 23 March 2006 With the agreement signed 15 March by CNES and ESA concerning development of the Alphabus spacecraft bus, Europe intends to remain a key player in the world market for very-high-power satellites. Alp ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] Alphabus A spacecraft bus for high-power satellites TV broadcasting, Internet, digital radio, high-definition TV, new-generation mobile telephony and broadband are among the many services that telecommunications satellites now offer. Some of these services are fuelli ...Read more
PR41-2005 Joint press release - Development of Alphabus, th enew line of platforms for high power satellites
[cnes-presse] Paris, 16 June 2005 JOINT CNES-ESA PRESS RELEASE PR 41/2005 DEVELOPMENT OF ALPHABUS, THE NEW LINE OF PLATFORMS FOR HIGH-POWER SATELLITES Today at the Paris Air Show/Le Bourget, the con ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] Herschel challenges old ideas on star formation 06 May 2010 After Planck last week, it is now the turn of Europe's Herschel space observatory to deliver its share of surprises. The infrared telescope--in orbit for just a year--has called into question our tradit ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] GOCE to map Earth's gravity field 28 october 2008 Europe's GOCE satellite (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer) is due to launch next weeks from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia. Its mission: observe the planet's gravity field to improve the ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] GOCE to map Earth's gravity field 3 September 2008 Europe's GOCE satellite (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer) is due to launch not earlier than February 2009 from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia. Its mission: observe the planet's gravity ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] Organic matter would have a tough time on Mars 3 August 2010 The UVolution photochemistry experiment has delivered its 1st results. Certain organic molecules would be degraded by the Sun's UV rays in space. Real-life conditions [Russian Photon capsule carryin ...Read more
10e anniversaire de la Charte Internationale "Espace et Catastrophes majeures" 10e anniversaire de la Charte Internationale « Espace et Catastrophes majeures » En 2000, la Charte Internationale « Espace et catastrophes majeures » était cré&eacu ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] A product-range approach Anticipating developments in the launcher market Since the 1970s, launcher missions have continued to evolve and diversify. Today, launchers are expected to deliver ever-more performance to transport increasingly heavy payloads. [Ariane 5 ...Read more
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