Tag Archives: European Space Agency

ESA & Gaia Deliver!

Image credit: ESA/Gaia/DPAC. Launched on December 19, 2013, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Gaia spacecraft has been hard at work observing, measuring and cataloging everything that it can and to say that its delivered would be an understatement. This mind … Continue reading

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Happy 28th Birthday Hubble

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Launched onboard STS-31 Discovery from KSC LC-39B on April 24, 1990; we are embarking on the legendary Hubble Space Telescope’s 28th birthday week. There may be other important telescopes throughout history but none have … Continue reading

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Arianespace Ariane 5 Launch This Week

Image credit & copyright: ESA/CNES/Arianespace. Launch Alert! Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 21:34 UTC (17:34 EDT & 14:34 PDT) Arianespace will launch their massive heavy lift, Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA242 carrying the trio of Superbird 8/DSN 1 and … Continue reading

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Ariane 5 Dual Payload Launch

Image credit & copyright: ESA/CNES/Arianespace. LAUNCH ALERT: Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 22:20 UTC (17:20 EST) Arianespace will launch their massive heavy lift, Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA241 carrying a dual payload of SES 14 and Al Yah 3 … Continue reading

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A Few Classics from Mars Express

Images credit & copyright: ESA/Mars Express. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars Express mission entered Martian orbit on December 25, 2003 with its lander, Beagle 2 (RIP). Although Beagle 2 landed successfully, only two of its four solar panels deployed … Continue reading

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ESA Releases Gaia’s First Sky Map and its Beautiful

Images credit & copyright: ESA/Gaia/DPAC. This week, Wednesday, September 14 the European Space Agency (ESA) released the first series of data from their Gaia spacecraft in its ambitious plan to create a 3Dmap of more than a billion stars. This … Continue reading

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ESA’s ExoMars Orbiter & Lander Bound for the Red Planet

Illustration Credit & Copyright: B. Bethge/European Space Agency (ESA). LAUNCH ALERT: Monday, March 14 at 09:30 UTC (05:30 EDT) The European Space Agency’s (ESA) ExoMars mission will be launching to the Red Planet from the legendary Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan … Continue reading

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