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Media advisory: EarthCARE launch media opportunities

Event - Astronomy - May 17

ESA's EarthCARE mission will launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, no earlier than Tuesday 28 May 2024. EarthCARE is the most complex of all'of ESA's trailblazing Earth Explorer missions - missions that deliver critical information to understand how our world functions and the impact that human activity is having on natural processes.

Media invitation: ESA’s Euclid celebrates first science with sparkling cosmic views

On 23 May, ESA is releasing a new set of full-colour images captured by the space telescope Euclid.

Event - Astronomy - May 14

Media invitation: Space Council and associated events, 22-23 May 2024

Media are invited to join ministers of ESA Member States, the ESA Executive and ministers from the EU Council to discuss the future of Europe in space on 22-23 May in Brussels.

ESA to search for life on Mars with ExoMars Rosalind Franklin Mission

ESA continues its quest to find signs of life beyond Earth with the announcement of significant progress in the ExoMars Rosalind Franklin Mission.

Event - Apr 4

Meet ESA at the Space Symposium

ESA will be present at the US Space Foundation's Space Symposium from 8-11 April 2024 in Colorado Springs, USA. With a fast-evolving global space sector, ESA is emphasizing international cooperation.

Media invitation: Final chance to see Europe’s first planetary defence spacecraft

On 15 April, media are invited to see ESA's Hera spacecraft in the cleanroom at ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The spacecraft is currently undergoing final testing ahead of launch in October from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

Media invitation: Last chance to see Arctic Weather Satellite in Europe

On 4 April, media representatives will have the opportunity to see the Arctic Weather Satellite up close in the cleanroom at OHB Sweden facilities in Stockholm, before the spacecraft is packed up and shipped to California, US, for a launch scheduled in June.

ESA kicks off two new navigation missions

Today, ESA signed contracts with several European companies for an overall amount of ¤ 233 million to develop Genesis and a LEO-PNT demonstrator, two new missions within the FutureNAV programme that will keep Europe at the forefront of satellite navigation worldwide.

Event - Astronomy - Mar 15

Media Invitation: Come face to face with Sun-eclipsing Proba-3 in its cleanroom

On 3 April, Journalists are invited to see ESA's Proba-3 dual-satellite mission in the cleanroom at Redwire Space near Antwerp, Belgium. The pair of satellites are currently undergoing final integration ahead of launch by a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) launcher from India in September.

ESA and NASA join forces to land Europe’s rover on Mars

ESA and NASA are consolidating their cooperation on the ExoMars Rosalind Franklin mission with an agreement that ensures important US contributions, such as the launch service, elements of the propulsion system needed for landing on Mars and heater units for the Rosalind Franklin rover.

ESA’s astronaut class of 2022 graduate

Today ESA celebrated the graduation of its class of 2022 astronaut candidates.

Media - Apr 5

Media invitation: Sign up to receive ESA

ESA invites interested journalists to sign up to receive Press Releases via email.

Event - Mar 27

Media invitation: ESA’s class of 2022 astronaut candidates graduate

ESA invites you to the graduation ceremony of its latest group of astronaut candidates at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany, on Monday 22 April.

Media - Event - Mar 22

Media invitation: Information session from ESA’s 323rd Council in Paris

The ESA Council will hold its 323rd session on 26 and 27 March 2024 in ESA HQ, Paris, France. An information session for media will be held at the end of the meeting on Wednesday 27 March 2024, between 15:30 and 16:30 CET.

Media advisory for Crew-7 with ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen

Following the return of Danish ESA Astronaut Andreas Mogensen from his second mission to the International Space Station (ISS), he and the Crew-7 crew will share their unique experiences and insights during a press conference on Monday 25 March.

Event - Astronomy - Mar 15

Media Invitation: Come face to face with Sun-eclipsing Proba-3 in cleanroom

On 3 April, journalists are invited to see ESA's Proba-3 dual-satellite mission in the cleanroom at Redwire Space near Antwerp, Belgium. The pair of satellites is currently undergoing final integration ahead of launch by a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) launcher from India in September.

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen returns from his second space mission

Danish ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen returned to Earth as part of Crew-7, marking the end of his Huginn mission and his second stay on the International Space Station.