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ESA

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:19:00 UT
ESA confirms the primary landing site for Rosetta
ESA has given the green light for its Rosetta mission to deliver its lander, Philae, to the primary site on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November, in the first-ever attempt at a soft touchdown on a comet.
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:00:00 UT
Hubble reveals most detailed exoplanet weather map ever [heic1422]
A team of scientists using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have made the most detailed map ever of the temperature of an exoplanet's atmosphere, and traced the amount of water it contains. The planet targeted for both of the investigations was the hot-Jupiter exoplanet WASP-43b.
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 09:38:00 UT
Lutetia's dark side hosts hidden crater
Grooves found on Lutetia, an asteroid encountered by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft, point to the existence of a large impact crater on the unseen side of the rocky world.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:00:00 UT
Titan's swirling polar cloud is cold and toxic
The international Cassini mission has revealed that a giant, toxic cloud is hovering over the south pole of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, after the atmosphere has cooled in a dramatic fashion.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:51:00 UT
Announcement of Opportunity for membership in the CHEOPS Science Team
The Characterising ExOPlanet Satellite (CHEOPS) is a small mission in the ESA Science Programme. Proposals are solicited for membership in the CHEOPS Science Team. Scientists from institutions located in ESA Member States are invited to apply. The deadline for receipt of applications is 22 October 2014 (12:00 noon CEST).
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:57:00 UT
XMM-Newton Announcement of Opportunity (AO-14)
Proposals are solicited for observations with XMM-Newton in response to the fourteenth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-14, issued 26 August 2014. This AO covers the period May 2015 to April 2016 and is open to proposers from all over the world.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:38:00 UT
Call for a Medium-size mission opportunity in ESA's Science Programme for a launch in 2025 (M4)
Through this Call for Missions the Director of Science and Robotic Exploration solicits from the broad scientific community proposals for the competitive selection of mission concepts to be candidate for the implementation of a medium-size, or M-class, mission (M4) for launch in 2025.
Wed, 14 May 2014 10:48:00 UT
Rosetta instruments ready for action
It's official, Rosetta instruments are ready for action! The Rosetta team had a commissioning 'close out' review on 13 May where each of the orbiter and lander instruments were given a formal 'go' for routine science operations.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 07:56:00 UT
No. 266 - Continuation of quadrature operations, temporary star tracker outage, start of the sixteenth occultation season, and entire thirteenth Atmospheric Drag Experiment Campaign
Report for the period 13 October to 9 November 2013This reporting period covers four weeks of Venus Express operations. It includes the continuation of quadrature operations, a temporary star tracker outage, start of the sixteenth occultation season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, and the entire thirteenth Atmospheric Drag Experiment Campaign.
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:37:00 UT
No. 265 - End of the twenty-fifth eclipse season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, start of quadrature operations
Report for the period 15 September to 12 October 2013.This reporting period covers four weeks of Venus Express operations. It includes the end of the twenty-fifth eclipse season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, and the start of quadrature operations.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:58:00 UT
Herschel Status Report - June 2013
Report for period 3 June to 1 July 2013 On 17 June 2013 Herschel operations were concluded, following the last manoeuvre to deplete the spacecraft's fuel and the final passivation of the spacecraft. Herschel has been switched off and is in its final heliocentric orbit. The mission is now in its post-operations phase.

NASA

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
NASA Soil Moisture Mapper Arrives at Launch Site
A NASA spacecraft designed to track Earth's water in one of its most important, but least recognized forms -- soil moisture -- now is at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, to begin final preparations for launch in January.
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
NASA’s Hubble Telescope Finds Potential Kuiper Belt Targets for New Horizons Pluto Mission
Peering out to the dim, outer reaches of our solar system, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered three Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) the agency’s New Horizons spacecraft could potentially visit after it flies by Pluto in July 2015.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
NASA Mission Provides Its First Look at Martian Upper Atmosphere
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars, produced unprecedented ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon coronas surrounding the Red Planet, and yielded a comprehensive map of highly-variable ozone in the atmosphere underlying the coronas.
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
NASA Mission Finds Widespread Evidence of Young Lunar Volcanism
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has provided researchers strong evidence the moon’s volcanic activity slowed gradually instead of stopping abruptly a billion years ago.
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
NASA Awards Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement Contracts
NASA has awarded 41 contracts under the Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V. Forty one contracts were awarded in the Server Support Devices/Multi-functional Devices, Group C.
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
NASA Shares What MAVEN Spacecraft Has Seen in its First Few Weeks at Mars
NASA will host a news teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 14, to announce early science results from its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission.
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
NASA Prepares its Science Fleet for Oct. 19 Mars Comet Encounter
NASA’s extensive fleet of science assets, particularly those orbiting and roving Mars, have front row seats to image and study a once-in-a-lifetime comet flyby on Sunday, Oct. 19.
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
NASA's Hubble Maps the Temperature and Water Vapor on an Extreme Exoplanet
A team of scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has made the most detailed global map yet of the glow from a turbulent planet outside our solar system, revealing its secrets of air temperatures and water vapor.
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
Satellite Data Shows U.S. Methane ‘Hot Spot’ Bigger than Expected
One small “hot spot” in the U.S. Southwest is responsible for producing the largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States – more than triple the standard ground-based estimate -- according to a new study of satellite data by scientists at NASA and the University of Michigan.
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
NASA’s NuSTAR Telescope Discovers Shockingly Bright Dead Star
Astronomers have found a pulsating, dead star beaming with the energy of about 10 million suns. This is the brightest pulsar – a dense stellar remnant left over from a supernova explosion – ever recorded. The discovery was made with NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR.
 
 

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