ESA Science & Technology - Announcement Archive
A high-energy survey of the early Universe, an infrared observatory to study the formation of stars, planets and galaxies, and a Venus orbiter are to be considered for ESA's fifth medium class mission in its Cosmic Vision science programme, with a planned launch date in 2032.
Published: 7 May 2018
Media representatives are invited to a briefing on the second data release of ESA's Gaia mission, an astrometry mission to map more than one billion stars in our Galaxy, the Milky Way. The media briefing is being organised by ESA at the ILA Berlin Air and Space Show in Germany, on Wednesday 25 April 2018.
Published: 19 April 2018
The purpose of this Announcement of Opportunity (AO) is to solicit proposals for Community Scientists in the PLATO mission. This AO is open to scientists affiliated with institutes located in ESA Member States. Letters of Intent are due 26 April 2018, 12:00 (noon) CEST. The deadline for proposals is 23 May 2018, 12:00 (noon) CEST.
Published: 11 April 2018
This 4th Announcement of Opportunity, open to scientists affiliated with institutes located in ESA Member States, solicits proposals for participation as Science Planners in the NASA-led IRIS mission. The deadline for proposals has passed.
Published: 9 April 2018
The nature of planets orbiting stars in other systems will be the focus for ESA's fourth medium-class science mission, to be launched in mid 2028.
Published: 20 March 2018
The purpose of this Announcement of Opportunity (AO) is to solicit proposals for membership of the X-ray Astronomy Recovery Mission (XARM) Science Team as Participating Scientists. The deadline for submitting proposals has passed.
Published: 6 March 2018
Proposals are solicited for observations with INTEGRAL in response to the Sixteenth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-16. This AO covers the period January 2019 to December 2019. The deadline for proposals is 13 April 2018, 14:00 CEST.
Published: 5 March 2018
Following the release of the first catalogue in 2016, ESA's Gaia mission will publish its long-awaited map of more than 1 billion stars in our Galaxy on 25 April 2018.
Published: 25 January 2018
The Council of the European Space Agency announced the appointment of Günther Hasinger as the next Director of Science. He will succeed Alvaro Giménez, who has served in the position since 2011.
Published: 14 December 2017
ESA is offering graphic designers and artists a unique opportunity to feature their work on the rocket carrying the CHEOPS satellite.
Published: 2 November 2017
Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September.
Published: 30 August 2017
Proposals are solicited for observations with XMM-Newton in response to the seventeenth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-17, issued 22 August 2017. This AO covers the period May 2018 to April 2019 and is open to proposers from all over the world. The deadline for proposals is 6 October 2017 (12:00 UTC).
Published: 22 August 2017
The Royal Observatory of Belgium invites research proposals from potential Guest Investigators for the analysis of data from PROBA2's two solar observation instruments, SWAP and LYRA. Proposals in response to this Call must be received by 24 September 2017, 23:59 CEST (21:59 UTC).
Published: 5 July 2017
The LISA trio of satellites to detect gravitational waves from space has been selected as the third large-class mission in ESA's Science programme, while the PLATO exoplanet hunter moves into development.
Published: 20 June 2017
From 5-7 September 2017, scientists will gather at the University of Warwick, UK, for a conference dedicated to examining the entire range of science enabled by the PLATO mission.
Published: 18 June 2017
Media representatives are invited to a briefing on BepiColombo, ESA and JAXA's joint mission to Mercury, and to view the spacecraft before it leaves for Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, for launch next year.
Published: 14 June 2017
Using a system developed under an ESA contract, the Greek NELIOTA project has begun to detect flashes of light caused by small pieces of rock striking the Moon's surface. NELIOTA is the first system that can determine the temperature of these impact flashes.
Published: 24 May 2017
The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has announced the Call for Proposals for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Director's Discretionary Early Release Science (DD ERS) program. The proposal submission deadline is 18 August 2017, 20:00 EDT.
Published: 22 May 2017
The stunning images of the Saturnian system taken by the Cassini spacecraft provide the inspiration behind the ‘Cassini scientist for a day’ competition that is designed to give school students a taste of life as a space scientist.
Published: 12 May 2017
ARIEL, THOR, and XIPE, the three candidates for the M4 medium-class mission in ESA's Science Programme, will be presented to the science community at a special event in Paris on 3 July 2017. The deadline to register for this event is 10 June.
Published: 5 May 2017
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