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The 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.
Published: 4 October 2010
The Mid-InfraRed Instrument (MIRI), a major instrument due to fly aboard the James Webb Space Telescope, is getting its first taste of space in the test facilities at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in the United Kingdom.
Published: 30 September 2010
During a test performed on Rosetta's Reaction Control System (RCS) on 9 September 2010, a leak has been identified in this sub-system in an area which cannot be isolated. Despite the unwelcome news, an operation strategy has already been defined that conserves the mission objectives without re-pressurisation of the RCS system. Rosetta will...
Published: 23 September 2010
The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) on the Hubble Space Telescope has captured a dramatic view of gas and dust sculpted by intense radiation from hot young stars deep in the heart of the Lagoon Nebula (Messier 8).
Published: 22 September 2010
The complete archive of data sets from ESA's 3-year SMART-1 mission to the Moon has been released to the scientific community.
Published: 21 September 2010
The EIT camera on board SOHO has transmitted a picture of the solar corona every 12 minutes for almost 15 years - after a remarkable career it is now time for a change in pace.
Published: 21 September 2010
Planck has obtained its very first images of galaxy clusters, amongst the largest objects in the Universe, by means of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect, a characteristic signature they imprint on the Cosmic Microwave Background
Published: 15 September 2010
ESA's mission to measure the precise positions of a billion stars reached an important milestone on 3 September with the delivery of its first primary mirror.
Published: 13 September 2010
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In the summer of 2000, four identical ESA spacecraft lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome at the start of the most detailed investigation ever of the interaction between the Sun and Earth. 10 years later, the Cluster quartet continues to unravel the secrets of invisible particles and magnetic fields that envelop our planet
Published: 6 September 2010
ESA's Herschel Space Observatory has detected water vapour in a location previously thought to be impossible - in the atmosphere of an ageing, red giant carbon star.
Published: 1 September 2010
The Sixth European Announcement for observations to be performed with Suzaku between April 2011 and March 2012 is now open. Scientists belonging to institutions within ESA Member States are invited to respond. The deadline for receipt of proposals is 19 November 2010 at 16:30 CET.
Published: 1 September 2010
Proposals are solicited for an INTEGRAL Announcement of Opportunity for obtaining data rights to targets within previously approved AO-8 observing programmes.
Published: 30 August 2010
Proposals are solicited for observations with XMM-Newton in response to the Tenth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-10, issued 24 August 2010. This AO covers the period May 2011 to April 2012 and is open to all proposers. The deadline for receipt of proposals for this AO has passed.
Published: 24 August 2010
An international team of astronomers using gravitational lensing observations from the Hubble Space Telescope has taken an important step forward in the quest to solve the riddle of dark energy.
Published: 19 August 2010
Curling around itself like a question mark, the unusual looking galaxy NGC 4696 itself begs many questions. Why is it such a strange shape? What are the odd, capillary-like filaments that stretch out of it? And what is the role of a large black hole in explaining its decidedly odd appearance?
Published: 12 August 2010
Using a new image analysis technique that significantly improves the sensitivity limits reached by the IBIS imager on board INTEGRAL, the deepest survey ever of the entire sky in hard X-rays has been completed
Published: 11 August 2010
The ESA-appointed Fundamental Physics Roadmap Advisory Team (FPR-AT) has released its final report. The report includes a series of recommendations stating priorities among current and candidate future space missions and relative technologies in the field of fundamental physics, within ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 plan.
Published: 11 August 2010
Researchers at laboratories in Berlin and Rome are recreating the extreme temperatures and pressures that occur in the atmosphere and near the surface of Venus, to help better interpret the spectral data from observations of this hot planet
Published: 30 July 2010
The General Secretariat for Research & Technology (GSRT) invites the Greek scientific community to participate in the PRODEX Programme, through proposal submissions in response to the 1st PRODEX Programme Call (European Space Agency, ESA). The deadline for receipt of applications was 17 November 2010.
Published: 30 July 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
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