SOHO's 3000th comet - contest 04 March 2015 It may have been designed to probe and monitor the Sun, but the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) has also found fame as a comet finder. A record-breaking 2890 comets have been discovered with SOHO since its launch in 1995, more than any other comet hunter in history! Read more
SOHO (SOlar Heliospheric Observatory) is a space-based observatory, viewing and investigating the Sun from its deep core, through its outer atmosphere - the corona - and the domain of the solar wind, out to a distance ten times beyond the Earth's orbit.
Working life extensions for ESA’s science missions 20 November 2014 Continuing operations of ten space science missions have been extended by ESA’s Science Programme Committee (SPC). Read more
ESA science missions continue in overtime 20 June 2013 ESA has extended the productive lives of 10 of its operating space science missions. This decision secures funding for ESA's world-class science missions until at least the end of 2014, and provides a framework for planning until end of 2016. Read more