Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:00:00 UT
Explore the cosmos with ESASky
Meet ESASky, a discovery portal that provides full access to the entire sky. This open-science application allows computer, tablet and mobile users to visualise cosmic objects near and far across the electromagnetic spectrum.
Gaia status update: safe mode and recovery
Last month, ESA's Gaia satellite experienced a technical anomaly followed by a 'safe mode' event. After thorough examination, the spacecraft was successfully recovered and resumed normal scientific operations, while the mission team keeps investigating the exact cause of the anomaly.
ESA's next science mission to focus on nature of exoplanets
The nature of planets orbiting stars in other systems will be the focus for ESA's fourth medium-class science mission, to be launched in mid 2028.
BepiColombo gets green light for launch site
Europe's first mission to Mercury will soon be ready for shipping to the spaceport to begin final preparations for launch.
Announcement of Opportunity for European Participating Scientist Membership of the Science Team for the X-ray Astronomy Recovery Mission (XARM)
The purpose of this Announcement of Opportunity (AO) is to solicit proposals for membership of the X-ray Astronomy Recovery Mission (XARM) Science Team as Participating Scientists. This AO is open to scientists affiliated with institutes located in ESA Member States.
INTEGRAL Announcement of Opportunity (AO-16)
Proposals are solicited for observations with INTEGRAL in response to the Sixteenth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-16, issued 5 March 2018. This AO covers the period January 2019 to December 2019.
Donor star breathes life into zombie companion
ESA's INTEGRAL space observatory has witnessed a rare event: the moment that winds emitted by a swollen red giant star revived its slow-spinning companion, the core of a dead star, bringing it back to life in a flash of X-rays.
Günther Hasinger appointed as ESA Director of Science
Cosmic Vision M4 candidate missions: presentation event
ARIEL, THOR, and XIPE, the three candidates for the M4 medium-class mission in ESA's Science Programme, will be presented to the science community at a special event in Paris on 3 July 2017. The deadline to register for this event is 10 June.
ESA identifies new science ideas for future space missions
Last year, ESA called on the scientific community to propose new and innovative science ideas that could be relevant for future space missions within the Science Programme. From the proposals that were received three key areas of interest have been selected for further investigation.