Hubble’s Observation of Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) on 23 April

Solar Orbiter to pass through the tails of Comet ATLAS

ESA’s Solar Orbiter will cross through the tails of Comet ATLAS during the next few days. Although the recently launched spacecraft was not due to be taking science data at this time, mission experts have worked to ensure that the four most relevant instruments will be switched on during the unique encounter. To source

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Earth from Space: Abu Dhabi

Video: 00:02:53 In this week’s edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-2  mission takes us over part of Abu Dhabi – one of the seven emirates that constitute the United Arab Emirates (UAE). See also Abu Dhabi  to download the image. To source

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Abu Dhabi

Image: The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over part of Abu Dhabi – one of the seven emirates that constitute the United Arab Emirates (UAE). To source

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Mission controllers maintain the service

Mission controllers maintain the service

Video: 00:04:00 With most European states in lockdown because of COVID-19, ESA has continued to operate its space missions. Scientific, exploration, Earth observation, climate and technology testbed satellites are continuing to produce data and provide vital services. Since early March, the majority of the workforce at ESA’s European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) mission control in […]

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European Service Module 3

Video: 00:04:15 The Artemis programme is bringing humans back to the Moon. It depends heavily on NASA’s Orion spacecraft that consists of a crew module and the European Service Module, which will provide propulsion, life support, environmental control and electrical power. Main contractor Airbus has just been green-lighted by ESA to develop a third European […]

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