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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
The Gaia video processing unit (VPU) development activity has recently been finalized with the delivery of the engineering model (EM) from Astrium UK to Astrium France.
Published: 13 February 2009
Following the release of the Laplace/EJSM mission Joint Summary Report describing the complete mission goals and giving an overview of its implementation, the teams are now also making available the detailed assessment reports of the mission elements.
Published: 12 February 2009
Following the release of the TandEM/TSSM mission Joint Summary Report describing the complete mission goals and giving an overview of its implementation, the teams are now also making available the detailed assessment reports of the mission elements.
Published: 12 February 2009
ESA's Science Programme Committee has extended the operations of ESA's Mars Express, Venus Express and Cluster missions until 31 December 2009.
Published: 9 February 2009
ESA's Herschel and Planck missions have successfully completed their test campaigns in Europe and will be soon transported to Europe's spaceport at the Centre Spatial Guyanais in Kourou, French Guyana.
Published: 9 February 2009
Saturday 7 February the Cassini spacecraft performs its next targeted encounter with Titan. The closest approach to Titan occurs at 08:50:51 UTC at an altitude of 960 kilometres above the surface and at a speed of 6.3 kilometres per second.
Published: 5 February 2009
By combining many images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys a very sharp and deep view is obtained of the unusual spiral galaxy NGC 4921
Published: 5 February 2009
An exoplanet barely larger than the Earth has been discovered by the CoRoT satellite. This was announced on 3 February at a press conference during the First CoRoT International Symposium held in Paris.
Published: 3 February 2009
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