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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
The Tethys flyby is technically non-targeted (meaning there are no manoeuvres solely designed to control the flyby trajectory); however, through efforts recently made by the Cassini navigation team, this encounter was able to be lowered to allow for a close study of the icy moon.
Published: 23 September 2005
The Millennium Star Atlas is to be reprinted in a soft cover version. The Atlas contains 1548 sky charts, depicting the heavens with unprecedented information on the nature of our Galaxy using the stellar information drawn from ESA's Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues.
Published: 21 September 2005
On 27 December 2004, radiation from the biggest starquake on a neutron star ever recorded reached Earth. Unique data obtained by Double Star TC-2 and Cluster satellites enabled a group of European scientists to find the first observational evidence of cracks in the neutron star crust, during the initial phase of the starquake. This result, published 16 June 2005 in the Astrophysical Journal, dicriminates between current theories on the physical origin of such massive starquakes.
Published: 21 September 2005
The Double Star TC-2 and Cluster satellites have gathered unique data from the biggest starquake on a neutron star ever recorded, enabling the discrimination between current theories on the origin of these type of events.
Published: 21 September 2005
Members of the scientific community in all of the ESA member states are invited to respond to the Announcement of Opportunity to submit proposals for observations to be performed with ASTRO-F, the Japanese infrared all-sky survey mission.
Published: 21 September 2005
Observations with the Hubble Space Telescope have revealed the presence of a compact disk of young stars at the heart of the Andromeda galaxy surrounding the central black hole.
Published: 20 September 2005
A large study of quasars conducted with Hubble and the VLT has resulted in the first observation of a unique type of quasar, one with no readily observable host galaxy.
Published: 14 September 2005
In an article to be published in the Astrophysical Journal, Bélanger et al. report on the nature of a hard X-ray source located near and associated with the black hole at the centre of our galaxy.
Published: 14 September 2005
The Victoria Space Science Education Centre was built for the purpose of the promotion of science. The Centre will allow students to be immersed in a space science mission to Mars and to work as scientists on the ISS.
Published: 13 September 2005
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