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On the night of 13 March 1986 the Giotto spacecraft passed within 600 km of the core of comet 1P/Halley. Launched eight months earlier on 2 July 1985, Giotto was the first spacecraft to visit a comet's nucleus and represented ESA's first deep space mission.
Published: 13 March 2006
Members of the Belgian Wallonie Espace Cluster are proud to invite you to the first Space Days and especially to the first day which will be held in Liège on March 28th 2006. The focus will be on scientific and business opportunities related to Space technologies and more specifically the space observatory technologies.
Published: 2 March 2006
This new Hubble image reveals the gigantic Pinwheel galaxy, one of the best known examples of "grand design spirals", and its supergiant star-forming regions in unprecedented detail. The image is the largest and most detailed photo of a spiral galaxy ever released from Hubble.
Published: 28 February 2006
Forty-three days after T10, Cassini returns to Titan for the twelfth targeted flyby of Titan on Monday, 27 February 2006 at 08:25:19 Ground UTC.Cassini's closest approach to Saturn's largest satellite is at an altitude of 1813 km above the surface at a speed of 6.0 kilometres per second.
Published: 27 February 2006
In an article recently published in the Physical Review Letters, a team of scientists led by Dr Fouad Sahraoui reveal their unique new findings on the turbulent processes in the Earth's magnetosheath region.
Published: 24 February 2006
A high-capability new infrared satellite, ASTRO-F, was successfully launched last night by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). In a collaborative effort involving ESA and scientists across Europe, the spacecraft is now being prepared to start its mapping of the cosmos.
Published: 22 February 2006
Space technologies allow over 40 million young people to reach out to one another across the remotest and most difficult regions around the globe. Space allows young people to truly become a united family.
Published: 22 February 2006
On 16 February 2006, the ESA Mission Preliminary Design Review Board declared that the LISA Pathfinder mission is ready to proceed into the next implementation phase: the detailed design phase or Phase C.
Published: 20 February 2006

The last of a four part series looking in detail at the different elements that make up the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 plan for future missions. This feature considers the question: How did the Universe originate and what is it made of?
Published: 14 February 2006
The third of a four part series looking in detail at the different elements that make up the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 plan for future missions. This feature considers the question: What are the fundamental physical laws of the Universe?
Published: 7 February 2006
The purpose of this letter is to draw your attention to the Venus Express Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for the selection of Interdisciplinary Scientists (IDS) and Supporting Investigators (SI).
Published: 1 February 2006
Exactly 5 years after the start of scientific operations on the four Cluster spacecraft, the Cluster Active Archive (CAA) goes online, providing free and full access to the Cluster data and related products.
Published: 1 February 2006
This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) solicits the participation of the scientific community in the Venus Express Programme to increase further the scientific return of the selected investigations and of the mission as a whole.
Published: 1 February 2006
The second of a four part series, looking in detail at the different elements that make up the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 plan for future missions, considers the question: how does the Solar System work?
Published: 30 January 2006
The first of a four part series looking in detail at the different elements that make up the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 plan for future missions. This first feature considers the question: What are the conditions for planet formation and the emergence of life?
Published: 20 January 2006
Announcement.The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, invites proposals from International Teams to conduct on its premises study activities in space science (solar and solar terrestrial science, geophysics, atmospheric science and climate, planetary science, astrobiology, astrophysics and fundamental physics), based on the analysis and evaluation of existing data from several spacecraft and eventual integration with ground observations and theoretical models.
Published: 18 January 2006
The assessment study of the Solar Orbiter has addressed all mission areas, from the scientific requirements to the payload complement, the space and ground segments, and the respective technology readiness, including all corresponding programmatic aspects.
Published: 17 January 2006
Only 21 days after T9, Cassini returns to Titan for its eleventh targeted encounter: T10. The closest approach to Titan occurs on Sunday, 15 January, at 11:41 UT at an altitude of 2043 km above the surface and at a speed of 5.8 kilometres per second. The latitude at closest approach is 0°(equator) and the encounter occurs on orbit number 20.
Published: 14 January 2006
In a dedicated Nature paper, T. Phan et al. shed light on the nature and scale of the magnetic reconnection process, based on Cluster, ACE and WIND observations.
Published: 11 January 2006
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