November 14, 2014

Rosetta lander doing well on comet 67P, plants thermometer

Europe‘s Philae lander is doing well and has succeeded in planting a thermometer in the comet where it touched down this week, the European Space Agency […]
November 12, 2014

Rosetta mission: Radio hook-up made to comet robot

A key milestone has been reached in the quest to land a spacecraft on a comet. Controllers say they have now made radio contact with the […]
September 6, 2014

Galileo satellites go into wrong orbit, European Space Agency says

Two satellites for Europe’s rival to the American GPS satellite navigation system have gone into the wrong orbit, the European Space Agency (ESA) said yesterday, in a setback for […]
August 8, 2014

What’s Ahead for Rosetta – ‘Finding a Landing Strip’ on Bizarre Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Following the flawless and history making arrival of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft at its long sought destination of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Wednesday, Aug. […]
January 21, 2014

Spacecraft wakes, calls home

Waking up after almost three years of hibernation, a comet-chasing spacecraft sent its first signal back to Earth on Monday, prompting cheers from scientists who hope […]