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N° 14–2018

Second Space Station mission for Alexander Gerst begins

08 June 2018

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst arrived at the International Space Station this morning together with NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos commander Sergei Prokopyev, marking the start of Alexander’s Horizons mission.

N° 13–2018

The European Space Agency welcomes European Commission's proposal on space activities

06 June 2018

In its Press Release published today, the European Commission proposes a long-term EU Budget 2021–27 devoting €16 billion for space activities.

N° 12–2018

Call for media: 20th anniversary of the Baveno Manifesto, 20-21 June 2018

30 May 2018

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the signature of the Baveno Manifesto, a special event has been organised by the European Commission in partnership with ESA and with the support of the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research.

N° 11–2018

Call for media: follow the launch of ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst

22 May 2018

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will be launched into space on 6 June at 11:12 GMT (13:12 CEST) alongside Roscosmos commanderSergei Prokopyev and NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor.

N° 10–2018

Call for Media: Last look at ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite

17 May 2018

Carrying novel laser technology to measure winds around the globe, ESA’s Aeolus satellite will soon be shipped to French Guiana for liftoff. This is the first time that UV laser technology will be used for such spaceborne measurements. Before it is packed up, media representatives are invited to see this extraordinary satellite in the cleanroom at Airbus Defence and Space’s facilities in Toulouse, France, on 5 June 2018.

N° 9–2018

Call for media: Meet Europe’s exoplanet satellite Cheops

13 May 2018

Media are invited to join experts of the Characterising Exoplanets Satellite, Cheops, at Airbus Defence and Space in Madrid, Spain, for a unique opportunity to visit the spacecraft in the clean room on 22 May.

N° 8–2018

Seventh Sentinel satellite launched for Copernicus

25 April 2018

The second Sentinel-3 satellite, Copernicus Sentinel-3B, was launched today, joining its identical twin Sentinel-3A in orbit. This pairing of satellites increases coverage and data delivery for the European Union’s Copernicus environment programme.

N° 7–2018

Call for Media: ESA at ILA Berlin Air and Space Show

18 April 2018

The European Space Agency will be present at the ILA international air and space show that takes place on 25-29 April at Berlin ExpoCenter Airport, Germany.

N° 6–2018

Call for Media: Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite launch event

18 April 2018

Completing the constellation of the first set of Sentinel missions, the launch of Sentinel-3B marks an important milestone for Europe’s Copernicus programme led by the European Commission. With the satellite scheduled to liftoff from Russia’s Plesetsk Cosmodrome on 25 April at 17:57 GMT (19:57 CEST), media representatives are invited to follow this landmark event at the ILA Berlin Air Show or at ESA’s Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany.

N° 5–2018

Call for Media: News conference with ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst

02 April 2018

Media are invited to the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany on 17 April for ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst’s last news conference in Europe before his second launch into space.

N° 4–2018

Action plan approved for next Ariane 5 launches

02 March 2018

After the release of the conclusions of the Ariane VA241 Independent Enquiry Commission on 22 February, the findings and recommendations were formally presented to a Steering Board on 28 February. The board included Daniel Neuenschwander, ESA Director of Space Transportation; Stéphane Israël, Arianespace CEO; and Alain Charmeau, ArianeGroup CEO.

N° 3–2018

Call for Media: Tour of the first ‘chameleon’ satellite

16 February 2018

Media are invited to a guided tour in the Portsmouth cleanrooms of Airbus in the company of ESA astronaut Tim Peake, on Monday 26 February to see Eutelsat Quantum, a pioneering mission in space telecommunications.

N° 2–2018

Call for Media: Columbus and ATV 10th anniversary

28 January 2018

Media are invited to ESA’s technical heart in the Netherlands on 7 February for the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Columbus laboratory and the launch of the first Automated Transfer Vehicle.

N° 1–2018

Call for Media: ESA Director General’s press breakfast

05 January 2018

On Wednesday, 17 January, ESA Director General Jan Wörner will meet the media at ESA’s headquarters in Paris.