ESA Science & Technology - News Archive
To commemorate the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's 19 years of success, the orbiting telescope has photographed a peculiar system of interacting galaxies known as Arp 194
Published: 21 April 2009
Due to an anomaly discovered during tests on a subassembly identical to the one on the Ariane 5 launcher, Arianespace has decided to carry out additional checks which will take a few days.
Published: 20 April 2009
With the additional checks related to the flight worthiness of the Herschel telescope now completed, ESA and Arianespace have set the launch date of Herschel and Planck for 6 May 2009
Published: 8 April 2009
A new Hubble image highlights striking swirling dust lanes and the globular clusters in the galaxy NGC 7049, which is the brightest galaxy within the cluster of galaxies it belongs to
Published: 7 April 2009
This result has important implications for the theoretical understanding of Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB) models
Published: 3 April 2009
Published: 2 April 2009
Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 has captured a rare photo sequence of four of Saturn's moons passing in front of the planet: Enceladus, Dione, Titan and Mimas
Published: 17 March 2009
As the launch date for Planck and Herschel approaches the launch campaign teams at Kourou, preparing both spacecraft for this momentous event, have gathered for a group photo
Published: 17 March 2009
In order to carry out additional checks on the ground segment of the Herschel and Planck programmes, Arianespace and ESA have jointly agreed to postpone the launch initially planned for 16 April 2009. A new launch date will be announced at the end of March.
Published: 13 March 2009
A study of dwarf galaxies in the core of a rich nearby cluster of galaxies shows that several of them require dark matter to remain stable within the cluster's gravitational potential
Published: 12 March 2009
The ACS instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope has captured a clear view of the stars and gas components in a group of three gravitationally interacting galaxies, that are part of the Hickson Compact Group 90
Published: 3 March 2009
The latest issue of the ESA Bulletin carries an article about ESA's 'billion-pixel camera' for Gaia.
Published: 2 March 2009
The XMM-Newton mission passes another milestone this month with the publication of its 2000th scientific paper in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Published: 17 February 2009
The Gaia video processing unit (VPU) development activity has recently been finalized with the delivery of the engineering model (EM) from Astrium UK to Astrium France.
Published: 13 February 2009
ESA's Herschel and Planck missions have successfully completed their test campaigns in Europe and will be soon transported to Europe's spaceport at the Centre Spatial Guyanais in Kourou, French Guyana.
Published: 9 February 2009
By combining many images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys a very sharp and deep view is obtained of the unusual spiral galaxy NGC 4921
Published: 5 February 2009
An important milestone has been reached for the Gaia Radial Velocity Spectrometer (RVS): the full-size demonstrator model of the RVS grating has been built by the Fraunhofer Institut für Optik und Feinmechanik and was delivered to ESA
Published: 30 January 2009
The quick turn-around time of the INTEGRAL operation teams has enabled rare high-energy observations of a magnetar. The observations followed indications late last week that 1E 1547.0-5408 was in outburst mode.
Published: 27 January 2009
Archival data of serendipitous observations by INTEGRAL's optical monitoring camera have revealed the characteristics of twenty eclipsing binary stars for which the light curve had hitherto not been analyzed
Published: 19 January 2009
Published: 12 January 2009
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