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Members of the Planetary Systems Working Group have reported the first results of their tests of Gaia's exoplanet detection capabilities, using simulated data matching the results expected from the real mission.
Published: 15 September 2003
Results from the HST played a major role in preparing ESA’s ambitious Rosetta mission for its new target, comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Hubble measured precisely the size, shape and rotational period of the comet.
Published: 5 September 2003
The Hubble Space Telescope captured this stunning image of Mars just 11 hours before its closest approach to Earth.
Published: 27 August 2003
The launch of ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft has been further delayed due to problems with another satellite in the payload. A new launch date is expected soon.
Published: 19 August 2003
Late on the afternoon of August 12th Arianespace announced a delay to Flight 162 and the launch of SMART-1.
Published: 13 August 2003
ESA Astronaut Frank De Winne was the first Belgian to visit the ISS in late October 2002.


Published: 12 August 2003
SCISAT/ACE was successfully launched on August 13, 2003 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Published: 12 August 2003

Observations by the DUST experiment on board Ulysses have shown that the stream of galactic stardust is highly affected by the Sun’s magnetic field. After the recent solar maximum, more dust is now expected to enter our Solar System.
Published: 1 August 2003
ISO Data Archive Version v6.0
Published: 25 July 2003
Scientists are celebrating the thousandth scientific publication from ESA's Infrared Space Observatory (ISO). ISO is fast becoming one of the world's most productive space missions, even though its operational life ended in 1998.
Published: 23 July 2003
Using the powerful trick of gravitational lensing, a European and American team of astronomers have constructed an extensive ‘mass map’ of one of the most massive structures in our Universe.
Published: 17 July 2003
Using XMM-Newton, astronomers have obtained the world's deepest "wide screen" X-ray image of the cosmos to date.
Published: 16 July 2003
SOHO Resumes Full Operation
Published: 16 July 2003
INTEGRAL Announcement of Opportunity (AO-2)
Published: 15 July 2003
ESA's SMART-1 ready to fly
Published: 14 July 2003
ESA's Mars Express first check-out nearly complete
Published: 3 July 2003
SOHO's antenna anomaly: things are much better than expected
Published: 3 July 2003
Magnetic reconnection is a Universal phenomenon process in magnetized plasma where magnetic field lines are broken and then reconnected. This explosive process is converting magnetic energy into particle heating and acceleration. Reconnection is believed to occur is all magnetized bodies, from astronomical objects to the Sun and in the magnetosphere.
Published: 29 June 2003
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Published: 26 June 2003
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