Posted on 14 March 2016 by Daniel
To catch a signal
This is the joint ESA/ASI engineering team at Malindi ground station, in Kenya, seen a couple days ago during the final ExoMars launch rehearsal. They will be the most-watched team anywhere later tonight, when their 2m-diameter tracking...
Posted on 30 November 2015 by Daniel
LISA Pathfinder launch timeline
VV06 countdown resumed: Timeline of the most critical events for LISA Pathfinder's journey into space on 3 December 2015.
Posted on 27 November 2015 by Daniel
ESOC ground operations team ready for LPF
This is the team responsible for 'Acquisition of Signal' (AOS) - the first report from space from LPF. And it will be a challenge!
Posted on 15 October 2014 by Daniel
We have AOS !! Yesterday afternoon, telemetry signals from the BepiColombo flight model spacecraft were received at ESOC, the mission control centre, for the first time.
Posted on 7 April 2014 by Daniel
Separation in space: the backstory
This superb footage was acquired by cameras on the Soyuz Fregat upper stage that released Sentinel-1 into orbit on 3 April 2014. It shows the Sentinel-1 satellite separating from the Fregat to start its life in orbit...
Posted on 9 October 2013 by Daniel
#AOS by ESA’s Perth station
ESA’s 15m tracking station at Perth, Australia, has acquired signals from NASA’s Juno and is now following the mission’s progress until about 23:45 CEST.