European Space Agency

  • Comet chasing probe wakes up, signals earth 22-01-2014 11:56 AM

    Waking up after almost three years of hibernation, a comet-chasing spacecraft sent its first signal back to Earth on Monday, prompting cheers from scientists who hope to use it to land the first space lander onto a comet. The European Space Agency received the all-clear message from its Rosetta spacecraft...
  • Falling satellite disintegrates in Earth's atmosphere, causes no damage 11-11-2013 04:10 PM

    Berlin: The European Space Agency says one of its research satellites that had run out of fuel caused no known damage after re-entering the Earth's atmosphere. ESA said the satellite re-entered the atmosphere at about 0000 GMT Monday on a descending orbit pass that extended across Siberia, the western Pacific...
  • Satellite dubbed 'Ferrari of space' is falling towards Earth, but where and when? 07-11-2013 11:06 PM

    New Delhi: The European Space Agency's (ESA) Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite has completed its mission and is re-entering the Earth's atmosphere. The only catch is that scientists are not sure where the one-ton spacecraft's fragments will collide with the Earth's surface and exactly when. ESA...
  • Indian 'military' satellite put into earth's orbit 03-09-2013 10:52 PM

    Bangalore:India's first 'military' satellite was Wednesday put into the geosynchronous orbit, about 36,000 km above the earth, five days after it was launched Aug 30 on board an European rocket from Kourou in French Guiana off the Pacific coast. "The advanced multi-band communication satellite GSAT-7 has been placed in the...
  • Herschel space telescope closes its eyes on Universe 30-04-2013 05:25 PM

    London: Europe's Herschel space observatory - the largest infrared telescope ever launched - has stopped working after exhausting its supply of liquid helium coolant, ending more than three years of pioneering observations of the cool Universe. Instruments on The European Space Agency's (ESA) billion-euro flagship observatory have warmed to levels...
  • Human face mystery on Mars solved 22-09-2006 03:46 PM

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  • European spacecraft crashes into moon 03-09-2006 12:55 PM

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