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Table Salt Compound Spotted on Europa

June 13, 2019

A familiar ingredient has been hiding in plain sight on the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. Using a…
Europa is Going to be Tough to Land on due to Towering Walls of Ice Spikes Across its Surface

October 11, 2018

Jupiter’s moon Europa has been the subject of fascination ever since the Pioneer 10 and 11 and Voyager…
Radiation Maps of Jupiter’s Moon Europa: Key to Future Missions

July 24, 2018

New comprehensive mapping of the radiation pummeling Jupiter’s icy moon Europa reveals where scientists should look — and…
There was Evidence for Europa’s Geysers Hiding in Plain Sight in Old Spacecraft Data From 1997

May 17, 2018

Jupiter’s moon Europa continues to fascinate and amaze! In 1979, the Voyager missions provided the first indications that…
Europa’s Ocean May Have An Earthlike Chemical Balance

May 18, 2016

A new NASA study modeling conditions in the ocean of Jupiter’s moon Europa suggests that the necessary balance…
Galileo 9 & 10 handover complete

September 21, 2015

The Galileo 9/10 LEOP at ESOC is complete! On 20 September at 18:22 CEST, the joint ESA/CNES team…
Galileo satellites in launch zone

September 10, 2015

Europe’s ninth and tenth Galileo satellites have reached their launch pad, taking their position atop the vertical Soyuz…
All Systems Go for NASA’s Mission to Jupiter Moon Europa

June 19, 2015

Beyond Earth, Jupiter’s moon Europa is considered one of the most promising places in the solar system to…
Chaos on a watery world

May 12, 2015

Jupiter’s moon Europa is brimming with water. Although it is thought to be mostly made up of rocky…
Two new satellites join the Galileo constellation

March 30, 2015

The EU’s Galileo satellite navigation system now has eight satellites in orbit following the launch of the latest…
Galileo satellites enclosed for Friday’s launch

March 26, 2015

Thousands of engineers have worked on the seventh and eighth navigation satellites of Europe’s Galileo constellation in recent…
Galileo meets Galileo as launch draws near

March 19, 2015

The seventh and eighth Galileo satellites, set for launch together in nine days’ time, have been fitted together…
Sixth Galileo satellite reaches corrected orbit

March 16, 2015

The sixth Galileo satellite of Europe’s navigation system has now entered its corrected target orbit, which will allow…
Galileo satellites ready for fuelling as launcher takes shape

March 10, 2015

All the elements for this month’s Galileo launch are coming together at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. As…
Latest Galileo satellites reach launch site

February 9, 2015

Another two Galileo satellites have touched down in French Guiana ready to take their place in Europe’s satellite…
Galileo satellite recovered and transmitting navigation signals

December 5, 2014

Europe’s fifth Galileo satellite, one of two delivered into a wrong orbit by VS09 Soyuz-Fregat launcher in August,…
Galileo satellite set for new orbit

November 12, 2014

ESA’s fifth Galileo navigation satellite, one of two left in the wrong orbit this summer, will make a…
Galileo duo handed over in excellent shape

October 20, 2014

A pair of fully functioning Galileo navigation satellites was recently delivered to its operators, as preparations get underway…
Rocket ‘Anomaly’ Blamed For Putting European Navigation Satellites Into Wrong Orbits

August 27, 2014

An independent investigation committee is looking at why two European navigation satellites are in the wrong orbits following…
Galileo launch injection anomaly

August 27, 2014

Work at ESA’s ESOC control centre continues relentlessly on the two Galileo satellites. Despite the non-nominal orbit, the…
New launch date for Galileo

August 22, 2014

Arianespace has announced the next launch attempt for Soyuz VS09 with Europe’s fifth and sixth Galileo satellites is…
ESA and CNES experts ready for Galileo’s first orbits

August 21, 2014

Lift-off for Galileo satellites 5 and 6 is set for Thursday, 21 August, at 12:31 GMT (14:31 CEST)…
Twin Galileos meet, ready for Thursday’s launch

August 19, 2014

Final functional testing of Europe’s twin Galileo navigation satellites has been completed at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana,…
Galileo’s ‘midwives’ stand ready for launch

July 24, 2014

Galileo’s post-launch team at ESA have finalised their preparations for taking control of the twin satellites being launched…
Space Image: Exit Galileo

May 15, 2014

Here’s how a satellite makes an exit: one of Europe’s latest Galileos snapped at the point of departing…
Next Galileo satellites arrive at Europe’s Spaceport

May 8, 2014

Europe’s two latest Galileo navigation satellites touched down today at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, ready for their…
Latest galileo satellite arrives at esa’s test centre

May 2, 2014

Galileo unboxed Europe’s latest Galileo navigation satellite has arrived at the Agency’s technical centre in the Netherlands for…
New Galileo station opens in Azores

March 28, 2014

The latest addition to Galileo’s worldwide ground infrastructure has been made in the mid-Atlantic, on Portugal’s Santa Maria…
ESA to certify first Galileo position fixes worldwide

March 13, 2014

To mark the first anniversary of Galileo’s historic first satnav positioning measurement, ESA plans to award certificates to…
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