SMOS ready to ship to launch site
...o ensure that all the mission elements are in order and ready for launch. These elements not only include the satellite, but also the readiness of the launcher
and interfaces with the satellite, flight operations to control the satellite in obit and carry out calibration activities, data processing for the ha...
ESA launches first Earth Explorer mission GOCE
...Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) was lofted into a near-Sun-synchronous, low Earth orbit by a Rockot launcher
lifting off from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia.
With this launch, a new chapter in the history of Earth observation in Europe has begu...
GOCE Earth explorer satellite to look at the Earth's surface and core
...smodrome in Northern Russia, some 800 km north of Moscow. Lift-off is scheduled to take place at 16:21 CEST (14:21 UTC) on Wednesday 10 September. The launcher
is operated by Eurockot Launch Services, a joint venture between EADS Astrium and the Khrunichev Space Centre (Russia).
ESA's 1-tonne spacecraft car...
Experimental Apartment in Beijing Achieves 99% Purity of Indoor Air
...th a variety of medical
conditions. They even one day took the step of having Sullivan lock Hammes
in a glass room and fire in tear gas with a grenade launcher
the effectiveness of ultra-high efficiency air filtration.
"We've done many things over the last few years to try to demonstrate
Europe's Columbus laboratory leaves Earth
... with NASA, ESA also provided the Harmony (Node 2) connecting module, delivered by the previous shuttle flight, in October. In early March an Ariane 5 launcher
will also lift the 'Jules Verne' unmanned freighter, the first of a series of Automated Transfer Vehicles which will serve both for servicing and re-b...
WATCH's 2006 List Of Ten Potentially - Dangerous Toys
...serious bodily harm, head injuries, spinal injuries or even death.
2. Z launcher
: Turbo water balloon launcher, capable of launching balloons up to 100 fee...g shock injuries for young children.
9. Sky Blaster : All in one rocket launcher
- could result in eye injuries.
10. Fear Factor Candy Challenge : Produ...
Launcher in Biological News
ESA's water mission on track for launch
...SMOS) satellite has been in storage at Thales Alenia Space's facilities in Cannes, France since May last year awaiting for a third stage of the Rockot launcher
to be assigned to the mission and a slot given for launch from the Russian Plesetsk Cosmodrome 800 km north of Moscow. All being well, SMOS will be th...
March launch planned for ESA's gravity mission
...ts GOCE satellite now envisaged for launch on 16 March 2009. This follows implementation of the corrective measures after the anomaly with the Rockot launcher
that delayed the launch of GOCE by Eurockot Launch Services last October.
An advance party from ESA has just arrived at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in ...
GOCE launch delayed until 2009
... The Russian authorities responsible for the Rockot launcher
that shall carry ESA's GOCE Earth Explorer satellite into orbit have completed the investigation of a failure in the guidance and navigation system of...
GOCE team gearing up for new launch date
...and navigation subsystem of the launcher's Upper Stage Breeze KM.
authorities are completing the investigation of the Breeze KM failure and i...plementing the related corrective measures. The remaining activities on the launcher
side and the subsequent combined operations with the satellite have led to ...
Vega main engine test in Kourou
...hich will power the first stage of ESA's new small launcher
- Vega, was successfully tested on 4 December at t...herlands (igniter).
ESA's Vega small satellite launcher
is an all-solid-propellant, three-stage vehicle wi... SpA and ASI, is the prime contractor for the Vega launcher
Vega is designed to lift single o...
ESA to provide essential launch control services to EUMETSAT
...vices during the critical launch and early orbit phase (LEOP), which involves moving the satellite from its initial position after separation from the launcher
to its final orbit position 36,000 kilometres above the Earth.
Services will be provided from ESA's European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), in D...