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N° 22–2018

Call for Media: ESA’s Lagrange mission at New Scientist Live

14 September 2018

ESA will be taking part in this year’s New Scientist Live event in London from Thursday 20 September until Sunday 23 September with anESA exhibition stand in the Cosmos area.

N° 21–2018

ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite launched

22 August 2018

ESA’s Earth Explorer Aeolus satellite has been launched into polar orbit on a Vega rocket. Using revolutionary laser technology, Aeolus will measure winds around the globe and play a key role in our quest to better understand the workings of our atmosphere. Importantly, this novel mission will also improve weather forecasting.


N° 20–2018

Call for Media: Aeolus launch event

10 August 2018

ESA’s Aeolus mission, which will use revolutionary laser technology to measure winds around the globe, is set for launch on 21 August from Europe’s Spaceport at Kourou in French Guiana. Media representatives are invited to the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany, to follow the launch of this latest Earth Explorer satellite.

N° 19–2018

New satellite launch extends Galileo’s global reach

25 July 2018

Four more Galileo satellites were launched today by an Ariane 5. Their arrival in orbit brings the Galileo constellation to 26 satellites, extending the global coverage of the constellation. Ariane 5 flight VA244, operated by Arianespace under contract to ESA, lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 11:25 GMT (13:25 CEST, 08:25 local time), carrying Galileo satellites 23–26. The first pair of 715 kg satellites was released almost 3 hours 36 minutes after liftoff, while the second pair separated 20 minutes later.