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ESA's Earth Explorer gravity satellite on show
...ge, climate change, volcanism and earthquakes. The spacecraft
has been in Italy at Thales Alenia Space, the prim...remely high fidelity true gravity readings, so the spacecraft
intentionally has no mechanical moving parts. The newly developed primary instrument - the gravit...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 4, 2007
...olymers with potential medical uses Key Stardust spacecraft
discovery may have been contamination New car "a...RTICLE #3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Key "Stardust" spacecraft
discovery may have been contamination Energy & Fuels One of the biggest scientific surprises fro...
Biologists learn structure of enzyme needed to power 'molecular motor'
...ion would be helpful centuries later for designing spacecraft
ESA contribution to International Polar Year 2007-2008
...e polar regions with the launch of Cryosat 2. This spacecraft
will monitor precise changes in the thickness of the polar ice sheets and floating sea ice. The observations made over the three-year lifetime of the mission will provide conclusive evidence on the rates at which ice cover is diminishing. Another ...
Details of solar particles penetrating the Earth's environment revealed
...forts by China/ESA's Double Star and ESA's Cluster spacecraft
have allowed scientists to zero in on an area wher...Double Star satellites (TC-1) and all four Cluster spacecraft
found themselves in the firing line. For about 6 hours, the Cluster spacecraft
were buffeted every 8...
MetOp launch postponed
...pparent problems, however a full inspection of the spacecraft
and the Fregat is considered essential. The fairing will therefore be removed today to allow for visual inspection. A refined mechanical analysis as well as the assessment of possible impacts of the incident on the flight hardware will be done. Resul...
New launch date for Europe's first polar-orbiting weather satellite
...ion (EUMETSAT), with the latter set to operate the spacecraft
once they are in orbit. These new satellites will ...ing over the 'morning orbit' service. The MetOp spacecraft
have been developed and built by an industrial team led by EADS Astrium based in Toulouse, France. T...
ESA donates mosaic of global images taken by Envisat to United Nations
... in 2002, Envisat is the largest Earth observation spacecraft
ever built. It carries ten sophisticated optical and radar instruments to provide continuous observation and monitoring of the Earth's land surface, atmosphere, oceans and ice caps. Envisat data combined collectively provide a wealth of information o...
MetOp satellite shipped to Baikonur on 18 April
... a mechanical and environmental test campaign, the spacecraft
passed the acceptance review last year and the recent compatibility test between satellite and ground segment cleared the way for shipment of the satellite to Baikonur. This shipment comprises a service module, a payload module and the solar array,...
Envisat altimeter watches Pacific for cold tongue of La Niña
...Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer on the same spacecraft
monitors changes in ocean colour due to associated shifts in marine phytoplankton concentrations. Through a lack of observational data, the scientific community found itself blindsided by the 1982-1983 El Nio, then regarded as the 'El Nio of the cen...
ESA confirms CryoSat recovery mission
...very mission, CryoSat-2. The launch of the CryoSat spacecraft
was unfortunately aborted on 8 October 2005 due to a malfunction of its Rockot launcher, which resulted in the total loss of the spacecraft. "This decision is very important, as the scientific community in Europe and elsewhere is eagerly awaiting res...
ERS altimeter survey shows growth of Greenland Ice Sheet interior
... ERS-1 was launched. ESA's first Earth Observation spacecraft
was joined by ERS-2 in April 1995, then the ten-instrument Envisat satellite in March 2002. The result is a scientifically valuable long-term dataset covering Earth's oceans and land as well as ice fields which can be used to reduce uncertainty abo...
Launch milestone achieved: Last-ever look at CryoSat
...g CryoSat. They will not be opened again until the spacecraft
has left the atmosphere on its way to final orbit ...the final 'red-tagged' items were removed from the spacecraft
before the fairing was carefully closed. This was time for the ESA and Astrium engineers at the Ples...
CryoSat launch will be blast from the Cold War past
...oncept of Earth Explorer missions involves smaller spacecraft
designed to address specific needs of the scientific community in the instance of CryoSat to measure thickness trends in marine ice cover and land ice sheets. CryoSat weighs in around 700 kg, so Eurockot, with its launcher able to deploy payloads of...
Orlando meeting highlights work about making systems, tools, and products safe and easy to use
...and Kaiser discuss human roles in mission control, spacecraft
operations, Martian/lunar vehicle control, and technical support systems in order to optimize human-robot teaming. EDUCATION Virtual Field Trips: Synthetic Experiences and Learning Alicia D Sanchez, University of Central Florida, et. al. Friday, S...
Scientific breakthrough will help protect astronauts and spacecraft
...nd French scientists will help protect astronauts, spacecraft
and satellites from radiation hazards experienced ...it is important to understand the environment that spacecraft
operate in so that we can help protect our space investment. "For a long time scientists have been...
South Polar ozone hole makes big comeback
...onitoring Experiment (GOME) aboard the earlier ESA spacecraft
ERS-2. ESA data form the basis of an operational near-real time ozone monitoring and forecasting service forming part of the PROMOTE (PROtocol MOniToring for the GMES Service Element) consortium, made up of more than 30 partners from 11 countries, ...
CryoSat environmental testing over preparations for shipment to launch site about to begin
...y - the very last checks are being made before the spacecraft
is packed up and shipped to the launch site in Ple... in the harsh environment that space presents. The spacecraft
was oriented in various positions in the 'Sun chamber' to simulate, as accurately as possible, the v...