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- Week in images: 16-20 May 2022
Week in images: 16-20 May 2022 Discover our week through the lens
- Juice spacecraft fully integrated and ready for next testing
Video: 00:04:49 “ESA’s Juice mission has entered its final phase of development, with the spacecraft moving to an Airbus Defence & Space facility in Toulouse, France, for the next round of testing. The spacecraft has been fully integrated, and these tests will be done in full flight configuration, as Juice is scheduled for launch from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, in April 2023The Juice mission is a perfect example of collaboration between several national space agencies and European industry. Its objective is to explore the gas giant Jupiter, its environment, and three of its moons: Europa, Callisto and Ganymede. By studying this planetary system, ESA hopes to learn more about the icy worlds around Jupiter and the origins and possibility of life in our Universe This report includes interviews of: Manuela Baroni, Juice AIT & Launcher Interface Engineer, ESA (English & Italian) Cyril Cavel, Juice Project Manager, Airbus Defence & Space (English) Access the related broadcast quality material.Download the animation Juice’s journey and Jupiter system tour.
- Watch live: Living Planet Symposium 2022
The time has finally come for ESA’s Living Planet Symposium – one of the largest Earth observation conferences in the world. Follow our live streaming all week on ESA Web TV, starting with the Opening Ceremony on Monday 23 May at 09:00 (CEST).
- Earth from Space: Bonn, Germany
ESA’s Living Planet Symposium – one of the largest Earth observation conferences in the world – is being held on 23–27 May in Bonn, Germany. Held every three years, the symposium brings together scientists and researchers, as well as industry and users of Earth observation data, from all over the world to present and discuss the latest findings on Earth science.
- Volunteers watching the skies
Image: Volunteers watching the skies
- A dazzling Hubble collection of supernova host galaxies
Image: A dazzling Hubble collection of supernova host galaxies
- Space agencies provide global view of our changing environment
International collaboration among space agencies is central to the success of satellite Earth observation and data analysis. ESA, NASA and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) have continued their joined effort to develop a storytelling dashboard that combines their resources and expertise to strengthen our global understanding of the changing environment and its economic effects.
- Solar Orbiter’s first close encounter
Video: 00:04:30 On 26 March and enduring temperatures of some 500 degrees Celsius from within the orbit of planet Mercury, Solar Orbiter returned spectacular imagery of the Sun during its first close encounter with our home star. Detailed new movies show activity in the solar atmosphere and reveal a variety of features, including something scientists are nicknaming ‘the hedgehog’ with spikes of hot gas reaching out in all directions. Solar Orbiter’s ten science instruments are now all working together for the first time. Some are looking at the Sun while others are simultaneously measuring the environment around the spacecraft, enabling scientists to join the dots from what they see happening at the Sun, to what Solar Orbiter ‘feels’ at its location in the solar wind millions of kilometres away. In the weeks around the close approach Solar Orbiter also observed several flares and even a coronal mass ejection, providing a taste of space weather forecasting at Earth.Scientists across Europe – and ESA’s partners around the world – are now working to interpret the vast amount of information Solar Orbiter is sending back that promises to transform our understanding of our nearest star.Solar Orbiter is a space mission of international collaboration between ESA and NASA. This report includes interviews with:- David Berghmans, EUI Principal Investigator- Daniel Müller, Solar Orbiter Project Scientist, ESA- Anik De Groof, Instrument Operations Scientist, ESA
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- Starliner Launches to Space Station on Uncrewed Flight Test for NASA
Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner is in orbit, heading for the International Space Station following launch Thursday of the next-generation spacecraft on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket on a mission designed to test the end-to-end capabilities of the crew-capable system as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
- NASA, Partners to Host CAPSTONE Prelaunch Media Teleconference
NASA will host a media teleconference with partners Advanced Space and Rocket Lab at 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 25, in advance of the Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) launch, scheduled for no earlier than Tuesday, May 31.
- NASA, Partners Offer Global View of Environmental Changes
Continuing the collaboration that produced the COVID-19 Earth Observing Dashboard in 2020, NASA and its international partners in Europe and Japan have combined the collective scientific power of their Earth-observing satellite data in expanding the online resource to document a broad array of planet-wide changes in the environment and human societ
- NASA Awards Contract for Cybersecurity, Privacy Enterprise Solutions
NASA has awarded the Cybersecurity and Privacy Enterprise Solutions and Services (CyPrESS) contract to Booz Allen Hamilton of McLean, Virginia.
- NASA Seeks Input on Moon to Mars Objectives, Comments Due May 31
NASA Seeks Input on Moon to Mars Objectives, Comments Due May 31
- Colorado Students to Hear from Astronauts Aboard Space Station
Students from Boulder, Colorado, will have an opportunity next week to hear from American and European astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
- Coverage Set for NASA’s Boeing OFT-2 Briefings, Events, Broadcast
NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch, launch, and docking activities for the agency’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) to the International Space Station.
- NASA to Provide Update on InSight Mars Lander
NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. PDT) on Tuesday, May 17, to provide an update on the agency’s InSight Mars lander.
- NASA, Boeing to Discuss Readiness of Uncrewed Flight Test
NASA and Boeing will hold a media teleconference at about 6 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 11, following the Flight Readiness Review for the agency’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2), the second uncrewed flight test of the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft for the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.
- NASA’s Glenn Research Center Director to Retire
NASA announced Monday Dr. Marla Pérez-Davis, director of NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, plans to retire in June after nearly four decades of service at the agency.