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ExoMars: Surfing complete

February 22, 2018

Slowed by skimming through the very top of the upper atmosphere, ESA’s ExoMars has lowered itself into a…
‘Electric Wind’ Can Strip Earth-like Planets of Oceans, Atmospheres

June 21, 2016

Venus has an “electric wind” strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere, which…
Venus Express: the last shout

January 23, 2015

This update sent in earlier today by Rick Blake, Spacecraft Operations Engineer at ESOC working on the Venus…
Venus Express snaps swirling vortex

January 20, 2015

This ghostly puff of smoke is actually a mass of swirling gas and cloud at Venus’ south pole,…
Update on VEX carrier monitoring 22:00 CET

January 16, 2015

As we described last Friday, the operations team at ESOC are able to continue monitoring radio signals from…
Tracking a ghost mission 238 million km away

January 9, 2015

On 16 December, ESA’s hugely successful Venus Express mission came to an end after it exhausting its remaining…
Morning Star, We Hardly Knew Ya: Venus Express’ Best Discoveries In 8 Years

December 18, 2014

Venus Express is mostly dead. The spacecraft spent more than eight years faithfully relaying information from the Morning…
Venus Express goes gently into the night

December 16, 2014

ESA’s Venus Express has ended its eight-year mission after far exceeding its planned life. The spacecraft exhausted its…
Venus Express anomaly: out of fuel?

December 8, 2014

On 28 November 2014, the flight control team at ESOC reported loss of contact with Venus Express. It…
Low on fuel: Venus Express will raise orbit and keep going

November 28, 2014

Between 23 and 30 November the operations team at ESOC will conduct manoeuvres to raise the pericentre of the…
Venus Express: up above the clouds so high

July 29, 2014

ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has climbed to a new orbit following its daring aerobraking experiment, and will now…
Venus Express rises again

July 14, 2014

After a month surfing in and out of the atmosphere of Venus down to just 130 km from…
Space weather report for an alien world

June 9, 2014

For the first time, ESA is providing regular space-weather reports for a spacecraft orbiting another planet. When your…
Venus Express gets ready to take the plunge

May 19, 2014

After eight years in orbit, ESA’s Venus Express has completed routine science observations and is preparing for a…
Space Image: Views of Venus day and night side

May 19, 2014

This sequence of images was taken by the Ultraviolet/Visible/Near-Infrared spectrometer (VIRTIS) on board ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft between…
Update: A rainbow-like feature ‘glory’ has been seen by ESA’s Venus Express

March 12, 2014

A rainbow-like feature known as a ‘glory’ has been seen by ESA’s Venus Express orbiter in the atmosphere…
NASA Researcher Finds Planet-Sized Space Weather Explosions at Venus

February 21, 2014

Researchers recently discovered that a common space weather phenomenon on the outskirts of Earth’s magnetic bubble, the magnetosphere,…
Venus Vortices Go for Chaotic Multi-Storey Strolls Around the Poles

March 26, 2013

A detailed study of Venus’ South Polar Vortex shows a much more chaotic and unpredictable cyclone than previously…
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