ESA Science & Technology - Announcement Archive
ESA invites European schools to join together to observe the transit of Mercury taking place on Monday 9 May 2016. Schools are challenged to observe the transit and to recreate the measurements made by astronomers around 300 years ago in order to calculate the distance between the Earth and the Sun.
Published: 5 April 2016
Thousands of children across Europe have taken part in a competition to submit drawings that will be miniaturised and sent into space onboard ESA's CHEOPS astronomy satellite.
Published: 31 March 2016
A handful of ESA-sponsored bursaries will be available to cover part of the expenses of European/ESA-member state PhD students attending the 4th CHEOPS Science workshop in Geneva this summer. These will be awarded on a competitive basis, with priority given to students presenting a poster or giving a talk. The deadline for applications for...
Published: 30 March 2016
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 1 April 2016, 23:59 CET (22:59 UTC).
Published: 21 March 2016
This year ESA is organising another summer workshop dedicated to European school teachers. It will take place from 6 to 8 July 2016 at ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
Published: 18 March 2016
While scanning the sky to measure the position and velocity of a billion stars, ESA's Gaia satellite also records many 'guest stars' – astronomical sources that, for a short period of time, are much brighter than usual.
Published: 7 March 2016
Proposals are solicited for observations with INTEGRAL in response to the Fourteenth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-14, issued 29 February 2016. This AO covers the period January 2017 to December 2017. The deadline for submission of proposals is 8 April 2016, 14:00 CEST.
Published: 29 February 2016
The European Space Agency invites European industry from ESA Member States to declare their interest for the provision of the payload module for the joint ESA-China SMILE mission by replying to this Request For Information (RFI). The submission deadline for the response to this RFI is 29 January 2016, 12:00 CET (noon).
Published: 18 December 2015
The 2015 edition of the 'Cassini Scientist for a Day' competition is now open to entries by students. The competition is designed to give the participants a taste of life as a space scientist. Students are invited to submit a 500-word essay explaining their choice of one of three targets to be imaged by the Cassini spacecraft in orbit around...
Published: 29 October 2015
This Announcement of Opportunity invites the scientific community to participate in the Mars Express mission in the role of Interdisciplinary Scientists, to foster the data exploitation and augment the overall scientific return of the mission. The deadline for receipt of mandatory Letters of Intent is 15 November 2015, 12:00 noon CET; the...
Published: 15 October 2015
The Characterising ExOPlanet Satellite (CHEOPS) is a small mission in the ESA Science Programme. Proposals are solicited for membership in the CHEOPS Science Team. Scientists from institutions located in ESA Member States are invited to apply. The deadline for receipt of mandatory Letters of Intent is 20 October (12:00 noon CEST); proposals are...
Published: 7 September 2015
Proposals are solicited for observations with XMM-Newton in response to the fifteenth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-15, issued 25 August 2015. This AO covers the period May 2016 to April 2017 and is open to proposers from all over the world.
Published: 25 August 2015
The Director of Science and Robotic Exploration of the European Space Agency plans to release, in late 2015 or early 2016, a Call for the M5 "Medium-size mission" with a planned launch date of 2029-2030.
Published: 20 July 2015
European and Chinese scientists have recommended the Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer as their candidate for a collaborative science mission for launch in 2021.
Published: 4 June 2015
Exoplanets, plasma physics and the X-ray Universe are the topics chosen by ESA to be considered for the fourth medium-class mission in its Cosmic Vision science programme, for launch in 2025.
Published: 4 June 2015
The scientific community is invited to submit proposals for participation to the Cassini-Huygens mission through the Participating Scientists programme. This Announcement of Opportunity is issued jointly by ESA, NASA, and ASI. A brief statement of work is due on 1 June 2015; the full proposal is due on 18 August 2015.
Published: 7 May 2015
Do you want to send your art into space on the new CHEOPS satellite? ESA and its mission partners are inviting children to submit drawings that will be miniaturised and engraved on two plaques that will be put on the satellite.
Published: 6 May 2015
This year ESA is organising another unique workshop dedicated to school teachers. The workshop will include an outstanding three-day programme, as well as a visit to one of ESA's establishments. The deadline for application has been extended to Sunday 26th April 2015.
Published: 3 April 2015
This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) solicits proposals for participation in the NASA-led IRIS mission from scientists working in the ESA Member States, under the form of Science Planners.
Published: 1 April 2015
Proposals are solicited for observations with INTEGRAL in response to the Thirteenth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-13, issued 9 March 2015. This AO covers the period January 2016 to December 2016 and is open to all proposers.
Published: 9 March 2015
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