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Due to an anomaly discovered during tests on a subassembly identical to the one on the Ariane 5 launcher, Arianespace has decided to carry out additional checks which will take a few days.
Published: 20 April 2009
On Monday, 20 April, Cassini returns to Saturn's largest moon for the mission's fifty-fourth targeted encounter with Titan: T53. The closest approach to Titan occurs at 00:20:45 UT at an altitude of 3600 kilometres above the surface and at a speed of 5.8 kilometres per second. The latitude at closest approach is 7.7°S and the encounter occurs on orbit number 109.
Published: 20 April 2009
With the additional checks related to the flight worthiness of the Herschel telescope now completed, ESA and Arianespace have set the launch date of Herschel and Planck for 6 May 2009
Published: 8 April 2009
A new Hubble image highlights striking swirling dust lanes and the globular clusters in the galaxy NGC 7049, which is the brightest galaxy within the cluster of galaxies it belongs to
Published: 7 April 2009
ESA has issued a Call for White Papers as input to the Fundamental Physics Roadmap Advisory Team. This is part of the FPR-AT consultation process with the broad scientific community.
Published: 6 April 2009
This result has important implications for the theoretical understanding of Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB) models
Published: 3 April 2009
On Saturday, 4 April, the Cassini spacecraft returns to Saturn's largest moon for the mission's fifty-third targeted encounter with Titan: T-52. The closest approach to Titan occurs at 01:47:47 UT at an altitude of 4150 kilometres above the surface and at a speed of 5.8 kilometres per second. The latitude at closest approach is 2.8°S and the...
Published: 3 April 2009


An update on the Herschel-Planck launch has been issued.
Published: 2 April 2009
On 26 March ESA issued a "Call for Declarations of Interest in Science Instrumentation" for the L-class Cosmic Vision mission study EJSM/Laplace, soliciting proposals that outline the composition of nationally funded consortia to carry out assessment level studies.
Published: 26 March 2009
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The four satellites of ESA's Cluster mission have revealed, for the first time, how turbulence develops in space just outside the Earth's magnetic environment.
Published: 25 March 2009
Friday, 27 March, Cassini returns to Saturn's largest moon for the mission's fifty-second targeted encounter with Titan: Titan-51. The closest approach to Titan occurs at 04:43:36 UT, at an altitude of 960 kilometres above the surface and at a speed of 6.3 kilometres per second. The latitude at closest approach is 30.9°S and the encounter occurs on orbit number 106.
Published: 25 March 2009
A suite of 10 instruments has been selected as the scientific payload for the ESA Solar Orbiter mission.
Published: 20 March 2009
Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 has captured a rare photo sequence of four of Saturn's moons passing in front of the planet: Enceladus, Dione, Titan and Mimas
Published: 17 March 2009
As the launch date for Planck and Herschel approaches the launch campaign teams at Kourou, preparing both spacecraft for this momentous event, have gathered for a group photo
Published: 17 March 2009
In order to carry out additional checks on the ground segment of the Herschel and Planck programmes, Arianespace and ESA have jointly agreed to postpone the launch initially planned for 16 April 2009. A new launch date will be announced at the end of March.
Published: 13 March 2009
A study of dwarf galaxies in the core of a rich nearby cluster of galaxies shows that several of them require dark matter to remain stable within the cluster's gravitational potential
Published: 12 March 2009
The ACS instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope has captured a clear view of the stars and gas components in a group of three gravitationally interacting galaxies, that are part of the Hickson Compact Group 90
Published: 3 March 2009
The latest issue of the ESA Bulletin carries an article about ESA's 'billion-pixel camera' for Gaia.
Published: 2 March 2009
A joint decision has been taken by ESA and NASA to pursue first the more technically feasible Europa Jupiter System Mission, or Laplace, with the Titan Saturn System Mission to be studied further and reconsidered for a later implementation
Published: 18 February 2009
The XMM-Newton mission passes another milestone this month with the publication of its 2000th scientific paper in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Published: 17 February 2009
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