NASA's two lunar-bound spacecraft, vacuum-packed
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's two Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (Grail) spacecraft have completed all assembly and testing prior to shipment to Florida.
Satellite measures gravity's effect on climate change
After nearly two years in space, the European satellite GOCE has collected the raw data needed to map variations in Earth's gravity field, the European Space Agency has said.
Climate satellite 'blinded' by radio interference
The European Space Agency (ESA) said on Wednesday that it had launched a behind-the-scenes campaign to shut down illicit radio and TV transmissions interfering with a major climate satellite.
Glitch won't keep GOCE gravity mission down
(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA's GOCE gravity mission has recovered from a glitch that prevented the satellite from sending its flow of scientific data to the ground. News of the recovery comes earlier than expected, ...
European science satellite hit by glitch
A satellite designed to map Earth's gravitational field has been hit by a software glitch and is unable to send its science data back home, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Monday.
GRAIL Spacecraft Takes Shape
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers have conducted a fuel tank check of one of NASA's GRAIL mission spacecraft, scheduled for launch in 2011.
GOCE giving new insights into Earth's gravity (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- The first global gravity model based on GOCE satellite data has been presented at ESA's Living Planet Symposium. ESA launched GOCE in March 2009 to map Earth's gravity with unprecedented accuracy ...
Earth to Lend Helping Hand to Comet Craft
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Deep Impact/EPOXI spacecraft will fly past Earth this Sunday (June 27).
NASA and DLR Sign Agreement to Continue Grace Mission Through 2015
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and German Aerospace Center (DLR) Executive Board Chairman Johann-Dietrich Wörner signed an agreement Thursday during a bilateral meeting in Berlin to ...
ESA makes first GOCE dataset available
The first products based on GOCE satellite data are now available online through ESA's Earth observation user services tools. ESA launched the satellite in March 2009 on a mission to map Earth's gravity with unprecedented ...
Gravity might amplify quantum fluctuations, create astrophysical objects
GOCE satellite determines gravitational force in the Himalayas
ESA's GOCE satellite has been orbiting the Earth for more than a year and surveying its gravitational field more accurately than any instrument previously. The goal of the researchers - including German scientists ...
Proposed test of weak equivalence principle could be most accurate yet
Eurockot to launch 2 ESA Earth observation missions
ESA has awarded a contract to Eurockot for the launch of two of its Earth observation missions. The first will be the next Earth Explorer: Swarm, a constellation of three satellites to study Earth's magnetic ...