Satellite: ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter Copyright: ESA, D. Ducros
Software development
SUNRISE is a balloon-borne


Trace Gas Orbiter at Mars. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab

The ExoMars (ESA) mission has been in orbit around Mars since 19 October.

Thales Alenia Space concept, from assessment phase. Copyright: Thales Alenia Space

Selected in 2014 as M3 mission of the ESA, the international consortium of this mission has recently passed the first requirements review (SRR its acronym in English).


After about 8 years of development, the near-infrared wide-field camera PANIC entered operations during the full moon night November 6/7 2014 at the Calar Alto 2.2m telescope.

CARMENES infrared channel, developed at Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía.

“In some months, CARMENES and Calar Alto will be a referent in the search for exoearths”, Pedro J.

Copyright: TAS-F/Yannick Le Marchand

NOMAD (Nadir and Occultation for MArs Discovery), one of the the instrument aboard the ExoMars-TGO mission, will be launched together with Schiaparelli 14-25 March 2016  on a Proton rocket and will

Artist's illustration of Rosetta's GIADA instrument. Credits: ESA/AOES Medialab

Rosetta’s Grain Impact Analyser and Dust Accumulator is ready for monitoring dust at comet 67P/CG, say the instrument’s Principal Investigator Alessandra Rotundi and Deputy Principal Investigator V

ESA-Anneke Le Floc'h

Members of ESA’s Solar Orbiter team watch expectantly as an essential part of the spacecraft is lowered into Europe’s largest vacuum chamber: the multi-layered shield that will protect their probe

Artist’s impression of the Rosetta orbiter. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab

All of Rosetta’s 11 science instruments and the lander Philae have now been successfully switched on!