ESA’s flagship magazine informs the space-interested public of the Agency’s activities. In addition to a wide range of articles, every issue provides an overview of the status of ESA’s major space projects.
This issue of the Bulletin, carries a broad range of indepth articles covering Node-2 of the International Space Station; Mars Express; ESA’s Gaia mission; and the ‘Globcolour’ and ‘Medspiration’ projects. Other articles look at ESA’s Optical Ground Station on the Canary Islands, future activities of the Redu ground station in Belgium, and the launches of Soyuz rockets from the European Spaceport in French Guiana.
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE
Node-2 in Place! – Europe’s First Module Permanently Attached to the ISS; P. Deloo
Revealing the Red Planet – Mars Express Provides an Unprecedented View; A. Chicarro, A. Pio Rossi & O. Witasse
Pinpointing the Milky Way – The Formidable Challenge of Processing Gaia’s Data; J. Douglas et al.
The ESA Optical Ground Station – Ten Years Since First Light; Z. Sodnik, B. Furch & H. Lutz
Globcolour – A Precursor to the GMES Marine Core Service Ocean Colour Thematic Assembly Centre; S. Pinnock, O. Fanton d’Andon & S. Lavender
Medspiration – A Precursor to the GMES Marine Core Service Sea-Surface Thematic; O. Arino et al.
New Opportunities for ESA’s Redu Ground Station; R. Bierett & D. Galardini
Soyuz at the European Spaceport; H. Arend et al.