Space News


Watching Venus glow in the dark

24 February 2008 ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has observed an eerie glow in the night-time atmosphere of Venus. This infrared light comes from nitric oxide…


Second ATV named after Johannes Kepler

19 February 2009 ESA’s second Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) has been named Johannes Kepler after the German astronomer and mathematician. Europe’s next unmanned logistics spacecraft…







Columbus, one year on orbit

Exactly one year ago today, the European Columbus laboratory arrived at its berth on the International Space Station, signalling the start of a new era…