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A number of interesting papers have recently been published based on data gathered by INTEGRAL - ESA's gamma-ray observatory. They cover a range of observations covering all the capabilities of the spacecraft.
Published: 16 August 2005
Thanks to measurements by ESA's Cluster mission, a team of European scientists have identified 'micro' -vortices in Earth's magnetosphere. Such small-scale vortex turbulence, whose existence was predicted through mathematical models, has not been observed before in space. The results are not only relevant for space physics, but also for other applications like research on nuclear fusion.
Published: 11 August 2005
A publication in the Annales Geophysicae reports on the first ever measurement of the current density in the ring current region using data from the Cluster spacecraft.
Published: 28 July 2005
The 16 July 2005 marks the 5th anniversary of the launch of the first two Cluster satellites from Baikonur. It also coincides with the end of two months of successful manoeuvres in space for the four spacecraft of the Cluster mission.
Published: 14 July 2005
The OMC onboard INTEGRAL was triggered via the INTEGRAL Burst Alert System last week in an attempt to view the optical counterpart to a Gamma-ray Burst. Unfortunately the star alpha Crucis got in the way.
Published: 8 July 2005
Published: 1 July 2005
The Science Payloads and Advanced Concepts Office recently published an assessment phase report on the Solar Orbiter mission.
Published: 29 June 2005
Five months after its successful descent onto Titan, scientists analyzing data from the various instruments have begun to publish a wide range of results.
Published: 17 June 2005
The second 20-metre antenna boom of the MARSIS instrument on board Mars Express was successfully - and smoothly - deployed, confirmed the ground team at ESA's European Space Operations Centre, 16 June.
Published: 17 June 2005

The development of the Gaia 1.5 giga-pixel detector plane began last week with the signing of a contract between ESA and e2v Technologies.

Published: 13 June 2005

Bertaux et al. report in the science journal Nature that SPICAM observations of the Martian nightside limb have found the first evidence of auroral activity in the Martian atmosphere

Published: 10 June 2005
Titan possesses a dense atmosphere with a surface pressure of 1.5 bar and with N2 as its main constituent. Methane is the second most important component, but it is photodissociated on a timescale of 107 years. Because methane is still observed in Titan's atmosphere a replenishment process must be taking place through either surface, or subsurface, hydrocarbons.
Published: 9 June 2005
Already during the Lunar commissioning phase SMART-1's payload is gathering results, among which the first ever remote detection of calcium on the Moon.
Published: 8 June 2005
Following in-depth analyses performed after the deployment of the first MARSIS antenna boom on board Mars Express, ESA has decided to proceed with the deployment of the second 20-metre antenna boom.
Published: 7 June 2005

Images taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on board Hubble were combined to create a detailed view of the supernova remnant N 63A, located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, showing the impact on the ambient gas clouds.
Published: 7 June 2005
In a recent article in Nature, Giovanni Bignami (chairman SSAC) gives a vision for the future of ESA and its role in the context of a new Europe.
Published: 3 June 2005
A destinctive bright feature is observed on the surface of Titan. It is apparent both at visual and infrared wavelengths in observations made by Cassini during flybys of Saturn's largest moon.
Published: 27 May 2005

Among INTEGRAL's science goals is the study of objects residing at the centre of our galaxy, and the physical processes at play in this region.
Published: 25 May 2005

On 10 May 2005, the ESA Science Programme Committee approved the extension of the Double Star mission for a period of 17 months, pushing back the end date from July 2005 to December 2006.
Published: 12 May 2005
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