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Deciphering the processes of the Universe's alchemy which fabricate the elements of stars and galaxies, as well as theendpoints of stellar life, will be the tasks of ESA's INTEGRAL satellite, the INTErnational Gamma-Ray AstrophysicsLaboratory. Gamma-rays are a million times more energetic than visible light and bring us information from stupendousphysical events that made the universe habitable.A unique opportunity for journalists and cameramen to view INTEGRAL will be provided at ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk,The Netherlands on Tuesday 22 September.
Published: 11 September 1998
Over the summer the INTEGRAL spacecraft has successfully passed thetest campaign of its structural and thermal model.
Published: 8 September 1998
On Friday 4 September, 13:00 hours, ESA received all the industrial proposals (Phases B/C/D) for building the Mars Express spacecraft.
Published: 8 September 1998
On its way to meet with comet 46 P/Wirtanen, Rosetta will fly by and study two asteroids. The target asteroids have changed to Otawara and Siwa.
Published: 8 September 1998
The SOHO mission interruption joint ESA/NASA SOHO investigation boardconcludes that "there were no anomalies on-board the SOHO spacecraft but that a number of ground errors led to the major loss of attitude experienced by thespacecraft." The full report is now available on-line.
Published: 4 September 1998
The first Mars Express Science Working Team (SWT) meeting is being held at ESTEC, Noordwijk, 3 and 4 September.
Published: 3 September 1998
Activities to bring the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft back to normal operating conditions continue with good results as the SOHO mission interruption joint ESA/NASA investigation board today releases its final report analysing the causes that led to interruption of the spacecraft's observations on 25 June this year.
Published: 1 September 1998
When a team believes in its project, then any game is good to get it known ! And when the programme concerned is XMM, Europe's largest-ever science satellite, then even the inter-active fun of virtual reality can be put to good use !
Published: 20 August 1998
EXOSAT lives! Even though ESA's first X-ray astronomy satellitecame to the end of its life in 1986, it continues to produce newresults.
Published: 18 August 1998
The contract between Starsem and ESA for the launch of the four Cluster II satellites was signed on Friday 24 July 1998 at ESA Headquarters. At the signing ceremony, Starsem was represented by Jean-Yves Le Gall, its Chairman and CEO. Roger Bonnet, Director of the Scientific Programme, represented the Agency.
Published: 18 August 1998
Six days after receiving the first signal from the dormant SOHO Spacecraft, several blocks of telemetry data giving the spacecraft's on-board status were acquired late Saturday night, 8 August, at 23:15 hrs GMT. Further data acquisitions took place on Sunday 9 August and will continue in the following days."This is the best news I've heard since we lost contact with SOHO on 25 June" said Roger Bonnet, ESA's Director of Science. "I never gave up hope of some recovery of this fantastic mission. We should just hope that the damage sustained by SOHO's enforced period of deep freeze does not affect the scientific payload too much."
Published: 11 August 1998
Having succeeded in receiving a response from the SOHO spacecraft late on Monday night (3 August 1998), controllers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center(GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA have continued to coax information from the spacecraft concerning its on-board status.
Published: 6 August 1998
European Space Agency astronaut Claude Nicollier from Switzerland will be aboard the US Space Shuttle Columbia when it takes off from Cape Canaveral in May 2000, on flight STS-104, for the third servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. Claude Nicollier has been selected as one of the four mission specialists for STS-104, together with three NASA astronauts - Steven L. Smith, Michael Foale and John M. Grunsfeld.
Published: 4 August 1998
Contact has been re-established with the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) following six weeks of silence. Signals sent yesterday through the NASA Deep Space Network (DSN) station at Canberra, Australia, were answered at 22:51 UT in the form of bursts of signal lasting from 2 to 10 seconds. These signals were recorded both by the NASA DSN station and the ESA Perth station. Contact is being maintained through the NASA DSN stations at Goldstone (California), Canberra and Madrid (Spain).
Published: 4 August 1998
The Invitation to Tender for Mars Express has been issued to European Industry.
Published: 27 July 1998
Ground-based radio telescopes have been able to detect the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft and have found it slowly rotating near its original position in space, a potentially important step toward possible recovery of direct communications with the spacecraft.
Published: 27 July 1998
ESA was created at the European Space Conference in Brussels in July 1973. To mark the 25th anniversary of this event, ESA has issued a short history "ESA, Looking Forward...Looking Back".
Published: 25 July 1998
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a 'family portrait' of young, ultra-bright stars nested in their embryonic cloud of glowing gases. The celestial maternity ward, called N81, is located 200 000 light-years away in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a small irregular satellite galaxy of our Milky Way. These are probably the youngest massive stars ever seen in the nearby galaxy.
Published: 24 July 1998
The European Infrared Space Telescope (ISO) finds a new population of galaxies, the first objects known to contribute to the background glow of the universe. The discovery will help to solve the mystery of galaxy formation.
Published: 24 July 1998
The XMM Science Operations Centre of ESA will be holding the First XMM Workshop at ESTEC, Noordwijk, 30 September - 2 October.The Second Announcement and Call for Papers is now available.
Published: 20 July 1998
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