ESA Top News 2 Nov 2009, 01:58 UTC ESA PR 28-2009. The second satellite in ESA’s Earth Explorer series – the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission – and the second demonstration satellite under ESA’s Project for Onboard Autonomy (Proba-2) were launched into orbit last night from northern Russia.
ASTRON 30 Oct 2009, 12:08 UTC John O'Sullivan from the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization (CSIRO) has been awarded the Australian Prime Ministers Special Prize in Science for 2009. The prize recognises his contribution to the development of WiFi. Read more
ESA Top News 30 Oct 2009, 01:00 UTC Last night, an Ariane 5 ECA launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on a journey to place two telecommunications satellites, NSS-12 and Thor 6, into geostationary transfer orbits. Flight V192 was the sixth Ariane 5 launch of 2009 and the fourth dual-payload mission.
Hubble Space Telescope News 29 Oct 2009, 09:00 UTC The combination of images taken by three exceptional telescopes: the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the ESO Very Large Telescope on Cerro Paranal, the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla o...
ESO Top News 29 Oct 2009, 07:00 UTC ESO 40/09 - Photo Release:The combination of images taken by three exceptional telescopes, the ESO Very Large Telescope on Cerro Paranal , the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO.s La Silla observatory and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, has allowed the stunning Jewel Box star cluster to be seen in a whole new light.
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) 28 Oct 2009, 18:00 UTC Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope have gained tantalizing insights into the nature of the most distant object ever observed in the Universe -- a gigantic stellar explosion known as a Gamma Ray Burst (GRB)...
ESA Top News 28 Oct 2009, 09:00 UTC Following the first and primary trajectory correction manoeuvre 22 October, Rosetta is lined up nicely for the approach to Earth. The manoeuvre provided an 8.8 cm/s change in orbital velocity and the thruster performance was accurate. Closest approach to Earth is now scheduled for 08:45 CET on 13 November.