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Wednesday 19 November Cassini flies by Titan at a minimum distance of 1023 km from the surface around which time the VIMS instrument will make its highest resolution images to date of the Huygens probe's landing site. Before and after closest approach the UVIS instrument will perform stellar occultation observations to study Titan's atmosphere...
Published: 18 November 2008
A stunning sapphire and gold casket is the latest addition to the LISA Pathfinder flight hardware collection.
Published: 18 November 2008
A recent model of the emission from ultra-magnetized neutron stars (magnetars) shows great promise in offering a unified view of the high energy emission from these objects.
Published: 14 November 2008
The Hubble Space Telescope has made the first direct observation of an exoplanet at optical wavelenghts orbiting the star Fomalhaut at a distance of about 115 AU, about 25 light years from Earth
Published: 13 November 2008
On 3 November 2008 the Cassini spacecraft performed its second Titan fly-by of the extended mission, coming to within 1100 km from the surface of the largest Saturnian moon. The main science objective of this fly-by was to perform bistatic radio observations of teh surface and radio occultation observations of the atmosphere.
Published: 6 November 2008
European companies and institutes active in the space sector are invited to attend an Industry Space Day during which the programme of work for the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 Technology Plan will be presented. This Industry Space Day takes place on 21 November 2008 at the European Space Research and Technology Centre, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
Published: 4 November 2008
Ulysses has forever changed the way scientists view the Sun and its effect on the surrounding space. In the November 2008 issue of the ESA Bulletin Richard Marsden and Nigel Angold consider the epic voyage of this remarkable spacecraft.
Published: 31 October 2008
After overcoming several difficulties Hubble is back on line again and the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) has successfully resumed operations, demonstrated with this image of the interacting galaxy pair Arp 147
Published: 30 October 2008
On 31 October the Cassini spacecraft will again perform a close fly-by of the saturnian moon Enceladus, passing over the south polar region with its enigmatic geysers and surface hotspots to perform high resolution imaging of the tectonic features.
Published: 29 October 2008
A team of astronomers led by Eric Michel has unambiguously detected solar-like oscillations in three main sequence F stars using data collected with the CNES/ESA CoRoT spacecraft
Published: 24 October 2008
XMM-Newton, ESA's X-ray observatory, has reestablished communication contact with Earth, showing that the spacecraft is safe and fully under control. The news was confirmed this morning by the mission control team at ESA's European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany.
Published: 23 October 2008
During last weekend ESA lost contact with its XMM-Newton X-ray observatory. Many space agencies and organisations are now joining forces trying to fix the problem: a feeble radio signal has been heard, and ground-based observations confirm that the spacecraft is intact.
Published: 22 October 2008
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Highlights from the recent First Joint Cluster-THEMIS workshop, held at the University of New Hampshire, 23-26 September, are presented in a series of summary articles
Published: 17 October 2008
The series of orbit correction manoeuvres designed to lower the pericentre altitude of the Venus Express orbit have been successfully completed, with the spacecraft reaching the lowest pericentre altitude since the start of the mission: a mere 185 km above the planet's surface.
Published: 14 October 2008
An analysis of the 47 gamma-ray bursts detected by INTEGRAL since its launch reveals a previously unnoticed population of faint gamma-ray bursts associated with the local supergalactic structure.
Published: 13 October 2008
Rosetta's OSIRIS Narrow Angle Camera observes the galactic bulge region in a programme to detect gravitational microlensing events
Published: 9 October 2008
On 9 October 2008 the Cassini spacecraft will perform the closest fly-by of Enceladus to date, diving deeper through the moon's south polar plume than ever before. Closest approach is at a mere 25 km from the surface with Cassini passing the Saturnian moon at a relative speed of 17.7 km/s.
Published: 7 October 2008
A thorough survey of 69 nearby galaxies with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys is giving astronomers valuable clues about star formation in different types of galaxies, with data on over 14 million resolved individual stars
Published: 30 September 2008
PRODEX Experiment Arrangement requests with project durations beyond 2010 will in a first step be implemented only until 31 December 2010, in line with the current approved PRODEX Declaration.
Published: 29 September 2008
Data from the joint ESA/NASA Ulysses mission show that the Sun has reduced its output of solar wind to the lowest levels since accurate readings have become available. This current state of the Sun could reduce the natural shielding that envelops our Solar System.
Published: 23 September 2008
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