MSG-1 delivers key information about the Earths climate

The GERB instrument onboard the MSG-1 (Meteosat Second Generation) satellite took its first measurements, Thursday 12 December.

The results of such measurements are pictured in images that identify the likely areas where there is a net gain or loss of energy in the Earth’s climate system.

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http://www.esa.int/export/esaCP/ESAY3Y7708D_Protecting_0.html

ESA’s Rosetta Mission

Rosetta’s 10 year expedition will begin on 13 January 2003, with an Ariane-5 launch from Kourou in French Guiana. The three-tonne spacecraft will first be inserted into a parking orbit, before being sent on its way towards the outer Solar System. Today ESA launches the new site with detailed information on the journey and experiments of the Rosetta mission.

Read all about Rosetta:
http://www.esa.int/export/esaMI/Rosetta/index.html

NASA HELPS KICK OFF NATIONAL CENTENNIAL OF FLIGHT CELEBRATION

NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe helped kick-off the Nation’s celebration of the Centennial of Flight today in Washington. O’Keefe shared anecdotes demonstrating the transforming power of early flight experiences in the lives of some of the legends and heroes of American aviation.
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Launch Result of ADEOS-II/H-IIA F4

The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) launched the Advanced Earth Observing Satellite-II (ADEOS-II) by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 4 (H-IIA F4) at 10:31 a.m. on December 14, 2002 (Japan Standard Time) from the Tanegashima Space Center. The initial azimuth of H-IIA F4 was 122 degrees. H-IIA F4 flight went normally, and it was confirmed that ADEOS-II was successfully separated in 16 minutes and 31 seconds after liftoff.
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Innovative instrument on board MSG-1 delivers key information

The GERB instrument on board the MSG-1 (Meteosat Second Generation) satellite took its first measurements yesterday, Thursday 12 December. The results of such measurements are pictured in images that identify the likely areas where there is a net gain or loss of energy in the Earth’s climate system.
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ESA invites teachers to the Teach Space in Primary Education

The European Space Agency (ESA) invites primary school teachers to the one-and-a-half day Teach Space in Primary Education Workshop at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 3-4 March 2003.

More at:
http://www.esa.int/export/esaHS/ESA05X7708D_education_0.html