ESA Top News 12 May 2009, 08:54 UTC The Ariane 5 that will loft Herschel and Planck into space has been declared ready for launch following the conclusion of the Launch Readiness Review held on 9 May and a close-out review held on 12 May. The launch is scheduled for 15:12 CEST on 14 May.
ESA Top News 12 May 2009, 07:45 UTC With yesterday’s launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis, seven astronauts are now on their way to conduct the fifth and final Hubble servicing mission. Space enthusiasts around the world are following their 11-day mission. For two Europeans in particular, it brings back fond memories of their own visit to ‘an old friend’.
DTU National Space Institute 11 May 2009, 14:26 UTC The april issue of the respected scientific journal Physics Today features a full-page global map of gravity anomalies produced by Dr. Ole Andersen and his colleagues at the National Space Institute at the Technical University of Denmark.
ESA Top News 11 May 2009, 09:00 UTC There's a buzz in the Main Control Room as the launch of Herschel and Planck gets closer. The two satellites are scheduled to launch together at 15:12 CEST, 14 May, on an Ariane 5 from ESA's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Several critical events are planned leading up to and after launch.
ESA Top News 11 May 2009, 08:46 UTC ESA PR 09-2009. ESA began the search for new astronauts in 2008, calling for applications from talented European citizens who wished to join the European Astronaut Corps to conduct future missions to the International Space Station, and one day to the Moon and beyond.
The University of Arizona Astronomy News 11 May 2009, 07:00 UTC Biosphere 2 is in the process of building three hillslopes to be part of a new experiment to test and better understand how water, soil and vegetation interact.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 11 May 2009, 07:00 UTC The five wheels that still rotate on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit have been slipping severely in soft soil during recent attempts to drive, sinking the wheels about halfway into the ground.
HubbleSite NewsCenter -- Latest News Releases 10 May 2009, 18:00 UTC Get larger image formatsThe Hubble community bids farewell to the soon-to-be decommissioned Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) onboard the Hubble Space Telescope. In tribute to Hubble's longest-running optical camera, planetary nebula K 4-55 has been imaged as WFPC2's final "pretty picture."