ESA Science & Technology - Double Star
Double Star follows in the footsteps of ESA's ground-breaking Cluster mission by studying the effects of the Sun on the Earth's environment. Conducting joint studies with Cluster and Double Star increases the overall scientific return from both missions.
4 October 2010The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) has decided to award The Laurels for Team Achievement Award to the Double Star/Cluster Team. The official ceremony took place in Prague, Czech Republic, on 26 September, in the margin of the International Astronautical Congress.
18 June 2009The Cluster and Double Star missions have reached the milestone of 1000 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. After almost nine years in space, the four Cluster spacecraft continue to produce new science and cross new regions of space.
16 October 2007After successfully completing its operational lifetime, including two mission extensions, the Double Star mission's TC-1 satellite has re-entered Earth's atmosphere nearly four years after its launch