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LISA Pathfinder launch

Follow the launch of our LISA Pathfinder mission on 2 December. Coverage from Kourou starts at 03:55 GMT (04:55 CET), with liftoff due at 04:15 GMT (05:15 CET) To source

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Media on the move

Access our press releases, media calendar and ESA TV information for media professionals via the new media section on our mobile ESA website To source

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Tim arrives in Baikonur on his last stop before space

ESA astronaut Tim Peake, NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and Roscosmos commander Yuri Malenchenko arrived at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan today ahead of their launch to the International Space Station. Set for launch on 15 December, the trio will visit their Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft for the first time tomorrow. The run-up to launch includes preparing […]

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LISA Pathfinder launch timeline

On Wednesday, a Vega rocket will boost LISA Pathfinder into space to pave the way to a future mission for detecting gravitational waves. Once aloft, ESA’s mission control teams will pace the ultra high-tech spacecraft through the critical first days of the journey to its final destination. To source

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Talking climate

Discover more about the importance of sea ice as an Essential Climate Variable to understand our changing world To source

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Sneak preview

Space Science Image of the Week: ESA’s LISA Pathfinder gravitational wave demonstrator getting ready for launch at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou To source

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European Service Module

The European Service Module is ESA’s contribution to NASA’s Orion spacecraft that will send astronauts to the Moon and beyond. It provides electricity, water, oxygen and nitrogen as well as keeping the spacecraft at the right temperature and on course. To source

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