ESA Science & Technology - News Archive
The Venus Express spacecraft is scheduled for launch in October this year. As that date approaches the spacecraft is undergoing the final stages of testing.
Follow up observations by Hubble's NICMOS instrument support the existence of a candidate exoplanet around the brown dwarf star 2M1207.
The Huygens Probe has successfully separated from the Cassini orbiter on 25 December at 02:00 UTC. In addition to this event several other missions provided news including new science results.
On Christmas Day, 25 December 2004, the Huygens spacecraft will begin the final part of its journey to Titan. The SciTech webteam would like to draw your attention to this event and other events that are due to take place in 2005.
This symposium is an invitation to the wider scientific community to present and discuss in depth the science topics which constitute the broad themes of ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 programme.
A study based on the multipoint measurements of the Cluster spacecraft provides new details on the typical size of the spectacular transient high-speed plasma flows in the Earth's magnetotail.
A dedicated team of scientists has proven a new algorithm, that identifies sources by their x-ray line emission, to be successful and found three obscured active galaxy candidates.
A recent study based on Cluster data has provided new insights into an existing technique to determine the type of an interplanetary magnetic field discontinuity and sheds light on the solar wind dynamics.
On 8 November 2004, more than 70 scientists from China, Europe, Russia and USA gathered to discuss the first results of the Double Star mission that provide new insights in the Earth's magnetosphere.
Following approval from various committees the selected payload for the Mercury Planetary Orbiter has entered the final stages of the definition phase.
Using the computational power and flexibility of the GaiaGrid, a simulation corresponding to five years of Gaia observations of 1000 astrometric binary stars has been successfully completed.
After a journey lasting 412 days SMART-1 has entered into orbit around the Moon. For the next two months the orbit will be refined until science operations begin in mid-January 2005.