Solar Orbiter: Sun mission primed for launch

The European probe will gather some of the most detailed ever pictures and movies of our star.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 9, 2020 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: solar-orbiter airbus-group space-exploration the-sun european-space-agency

Green light for UK commercial telecoms Moon mission

The Lunar Pathfinder spacecraft will sell communications services to other missions at the Moon.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 5, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: british-space-programme space-exploration the-moon european-space-agency telecommunication

Solar Orbiter completes preparation for launch

With all testing complete, Europe's audacious mission to our star is placed atop its launch rocket.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 1, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: solar-orbiter airbus-group space-exploration the-sun european-space-agency

Sun's surface seen in remarkable new detail

A telescope positioned atop a Hawaiian volcano acquires remarkable pictures of our convulsing star.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 30, 2020 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: astronomy space-exploration the-sun hawaii european-space-agency

Europe's new space budget to enable CO2 mapping

A multi-billion-euro funding package for the European Space Agency is agreed by its member states.

By Jonathan Amos | Nov. 28, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: mars earth-science carbon-dioxide space-exploration nasa european-space-agency

Stars align for epic space missions

Athena and Lisa, two major astronomy projects of the 2030s, should launch within a year of each other.

By Jonathan Amos | Nov. 28, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: space-exploration earth-observation european-space-agency spain

UK set for 'active' role at European space meeting

After some doubts, it seems Britain will now play its part in the big European Space Agency council.

By Jonathan Amos | Nov. 27, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: space-exploration european-space-agency

Europe keen to demonstrate Moon ambitions

Research ministers meet in Seville next week to approve European Space Agency projects and funding.

By Jonathan Amos | Nov. 22, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: mars international-space-station space-exploration the-moon nasa european-space-agency

European SolO probe ready to take on audacious mission

A UK-assembled European spacecraft aims to take the closest ever pictures and movies of the Sun.

By Jonathan Amos | Oct. 18, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: solar-orbiter airbus-group space-exploration nasa european-space-agency

Europe eyes improved 'space weather' resilience

The Sun's outbursts can disrupt technology on Earth, and Europe needs better protection.

By Jonathan Amos | Oct. 10, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: airbus-group space-exploration european-space-agency

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