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A European Roadmap for Exoplanets, a report from the ESA-appointed Exoplanet Roadmap Advisory Team (EPR-AT), is now available. The roadmap looks at the future of the field and how to reach the ultimate, long-term goal: finding an Earth-like planet with possible signatures of life.
Published: 28 October 2010
The 'Call for a Medium-size mission opportunity for a launch in 2022' is released, soliciting from the broad scientific community proposals for the competitive selection of mission concepts to be candidate for the implementation of one medium-size mission for launch in 2022. The deadline for submission of proposals is 3 December 2010, 12:00 CET.
Published: 29 July 2010
The Euclid Announcement of Opportunity (AO) solicits proposals from a single consortium to cover all nationally-funded contributions to the mission, namely: a) Elements of the payload, comprised of the two scientific instruments (VIS and NISP); b) Elements of the Science Ground Segment (SGS); and c) Consortium-appointed membership in the Euclid Science Team (EST). The deadline for submission of proposals is 29 October 2010, 12:00 CET.
Published: 22 July 2010
The PLATO Announcement of Opportunity (AO) solicits proposals from a single consortium to cover all nationally-funded contributions to the mission, namely: a) The payload (scientific instruments); b) Elements of the Science Ground Segment (SGS); and c) Consortium-appointed membership in the PLATO Science Team (PST). The deadline for submission of proposals is 29 October 2010, 12:00 CET.
Published: 22 July 2010
The scientific community is invited to participate in the PLATO mission by responding to the present Announcement of Opportunity (AO), which solicits proposals for the appointment of two Independent Legacy Scientists (ILSs) in the PLATO Science Team (PST). The deadline for submission of proposals is 29 October 2010, 12:00 CET.
Published: 22 July 2010
The scientific community is invited to participate in the Euclid mission by responding to the present Announcement of Opportunity (AO), which solicits proposals for the appointment of two Independent Legacy Scientists (ILSs) in the Euclid Science Team (EST). The deadline for submission of proposals is 29 October 2010, 12:00 CET.
Published: 22 July 2010
At the end of July 2010, the Director of Science and Robotic Exploration plans to issue a Call for Proposals for medium-sized (M-class) missions, as part of the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 Plan. The Call is planned to lead to the selection of one M-class mission for a launch opportunity currently foreseen around late 2022.
Published: 8 July 2010
Scientists from around the world are gathering at Stanford University, California, to discuss the latest developments in the pioneering Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission.
Published: 28 June 2010
The Second International X-ray Observatory (IXO) Science Meeting, held at the Cité Universitaire in Paris, and attended by almost 200 participants, provided a timely opportunity to review the progress that has been made on IXO in a number of areas.
Published: 18 May 2010
Dark energy, habitable planets around other stars, and the mysterious nature of our own Sun, have been chosen by ESA as candidates for two medium-class missions to be launched no earlier than 2017.
Published: 19 February 2010
The third instrument workshop for the Europa Jupiter System Mission (EJSM), a candidate L-class mission in ESA's Cosmic Vision science plan, was held on 18-20 January 2010. Presentations made at the workshop are now available to download from this website.
Published: 29 January 2010
The technical review reports for the six medium-class (M-class) candidate missions in the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 plan are now available. The reports present the outcome of ESA's internal review of the six M-class candidate missions.
Published: 18 December 2009
A series of formal presentations on the 6 medium-class candidate missions in the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 plan was made to a large gathering of Europe's scientific community on 1 December.
Published: 2 December 2009
ESA has issued a Call for White Papers as input to the Fundamental Physics Roadmap Advisory Team. This is part of the FPR-AT consultation process with the broad scientific community.
Published: 6 April 2009
On 26 March ESA issued a "Call for Declarations of Interest in Science Instrumentation" for the L-class Cosmic Vision mission study EJSM/Laplace, soliciting proposals that outline the composition of nationally funded consortia to carry out assessment level studies.
Published: 26 March 2009
A suite of 10 instruments has been selected as the scientific payload for the ESA Solar Orbiter mission.
Published: 20 March 2009
A joint decision has been taken by ESA and NASA to pursue first the more technically feasible Europa Jupiter System Mission, or Laplace, with the Titan Saturn System Mission to be studied further and reconsidered for a later implementation
Published: 18 February 2009
Following the release of the Laplace/EJSM mission Joint Summary Report describing the complete mission goals and giving an overview of its implementation, the teams are now also making available the detailed assessment reports of the mission elements.
Published: 12 February 2009
Following the release of the TandEM/TSSM mission Joint Summary Report describing the complete mission goals and giving an overview of its implementation, the teams are now also making available the detailed assessment reports of the mission elements.
Published: 12 February 2009
The Science Programme received a positive outcome from the recent Council Meeting at Ministerial Level, being granted an increase of 3.5% per annum for the period 2009-2013.
Published: 28 November 2008
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