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ESA's Science Programme Committee has extended operations of the highly successful astronomical observatory INTEGRAL until 16 December 2010.
Published: 6 December 2005
Objectives and priorities for Europe in space are being discussed at a Ministerial meeting in Berlin on 5 and 6 December.
Published: 5 December 2005
The largest image ever taken with the WFPC2 camera on board the Hubble Space Telescope shows the Crab Nebula with incredible detail and captures the entire supernova remnant in a single view.
Published: 5 December 2005
On 2 December 1995 the joint ESA-NASA SOHO mission was launched. In the following 10 years SOHO has monitored the Sun almost continuously throughout the current solar cycle.
Published: 2 December 2005
SciTech pays tribute to Willem Wamsteker the man behind one of the longest missions in astronomy, IUE, who died recently.
Published: 28 November 2005
November of 2005 includes the final flyby of an amazing string of close icy satellite encounters. As September included the closest-ever encounters with Tethys and Hyperion, October contained the single targeted encounter at Dione. November brings the only targeted encounter at Rhea.
Published: 20 November 2005
Dear Colleague, I am pleased to invite you to respond to the "Announcement of Opportunity" to submit proposals for observations to be performed with Suzaku.
Published: 16 November 2005
This dramatic view of the star forming region around the star cluster NGC 346 was created from visible and infrared images with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys.
Published: 10 November 2005
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has spotted two possible new moons orbiting Pluto. If confirmed, the candidate moons could provide new insight into the nature and evolution of the Pluto system and the early Kuiper Belt.
Published: 1 November 2005

The Cassini spacecraft will make a flyby of Titan on 28 October. For the first time since the Huygens mission in January, Cassini will be able to take high resolution images of the landing site.

Published: 27 October 2005
The investigations of Venus Express following the detection of contamination in the fairing, have so far proven the spacecraft to be in good status.
Published: 27 October 2005
The GEPI laboratory at the Observatoire de Paris is offering an engineering position to work on Gaia-related topics.
Published: 26 October 2005
During the final preparations for the launch of the Venus Express spacecraft by a Soyuz-Fregat launcher, contamination was detected inside the launcher's fairing.
Published: 21 October 2005
The Keighley College STAR Centre (Science, Technology and Aeronautics Regional Centre) is a unique educational facility in the UK which has drawn inspiration from the activities undertaken across the whole of ESA.
Published: 17 October 2005
The second meeting of the Data Analysis Coordination Committee was held at MPI, Heidelberg, 6-7 October.
Published: 17 October 2005
October of 2005 continues with the amazing string of close icy satellite encounters. As September included closest-ever encounters with Tethys and Hyperion, October contains the single targeted encounter with Dione. Dione is uniquely identified by its curious wispy terrain and was discovered in 1684 by Jean-Domnique Cassini.
Published: 10 October 2005

In two dedicated papers, INTEGRAL Project Scientist Christoph Winkler presents a selection of scientific highlights achieved during the first two and a half years of Integral science operations.
Published: 7 October 2005
Two space observatories, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, have teamed up to weigh the stars in several very distant galaxies.
Published: 27 September 2005
ESA provides personnel to the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) as part of its collaboration with NASA onthe Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Some of this personnel are funded from the Space Telescope Division,Directorate of the Scientific Programme of ESA, through a contract with the STScI.
Published: 27 September 2005
The closest approach during the sole targeted flyby of Hyperion occurs on Monday, 26 September, at 02:25 UT at an altitude of 514 km above the surface and at a speed of 5.6 kilometres per second. Hyperion, roughly 1/3 the size of its round neighbour Tethys, is one of the smaller moons of Saturn and is shaped like a potato with the diameter of the long axis being 360 km and diameter of the short axis are around 250 km.
Published: 25 September 2005
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