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ESA Bulletins
« on: 02/22/2007 08:16 PM »
I had not seen that http://www.esa.int/esapub/bulletin/bulletin128/bul128_pip.pdf until now, this is an overview of all current ESA projects with small descriptions of their status as of September 31, 2006 (bulletin dated November 2006).

A lot of different things are interesting in this report, I will just pick three:

On the MLM:
"Roskosmos has announced to the SSCB that it is planning on a long delay, to end-2009, for the launch of its Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM). This will entail a corresponding delay for the European Robotic Arm (ERA). Plans are already in place to store the flight unit, freeze all activities in Russia and go into team-keeping mode with Dutch Space."

On ExoMars:
"Work has progressed on both the baseline mission, based on a Soyuz launcher and relying on a NASA telecommunications orbiter as an enhanced option requiring an Ariane-5 launch. The latter option would allow an independent European mission with its own telecommunications orbiter and would provide the opportunity for continuing Mars Express-type science. A close examination was made of the overall project schedule, which resulted in a critical assessment of the 2011 launch target, which was considered to be very tight. The 2013 launch would provide a robust schedule with several months’ contingency."

On Node 3:
"Node-3 functional testing was completed and mechanical activities, in preparation for acceptance and shipment early next year, are under way. However, NASA has indicated that it would like to transfer more activities from KSC to Europe; negotiations on these activities are under way, for which NASA will fund the European prime contractor of Alcatel Alenia Space in Turin (I)."

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Re: ESA Bulletins
« Reply #1 on: 02/22/2007 08:41 PM »
www.ffg.at/getdownload.php?id=1338

And here is ESA's draft 10-year programme from September 2006 - the budget projection at the end are quite interesting.

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Re: ESA Bulletins
« Reply #2 on: 05/31/2007 04:11 PM »
Latest ESA Bulletin (No. 130, May 2007) now online
29 May 2007

Two major ESA programmes are featured in this issue of the Bulletin: ‘GMES’ observation satellites and Jules Verne, the first of five Automated Transfer Vehicles. Additional articles include the ‘Astrolab and Celsius’ missions, ESA Television and the future of the ESA Science Programme.

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMRJA9RR1F_index_0.html
« Last Edit: 08/19/2008 03:15 PM by Felix »

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Re: ESA Bulletins
« Reply #3 on: 06/01/2007 11:45 AM »
Very nice. Thank you. Weekend reading material. :)
I always consider space to be the FIRST frontier.

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Re: ESA Bulletins
« Reply #4 on: 06/22/2007 01:56 PM »
If you got the printed version of ESA Bulletin, there is a very nice DVD included with a 30 min mission report of the astrolab mission...
and 3D images of astrolab..

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Re: ESA Bulletins
« Reply #5 on: 12/04/2007 06:24 PM »
This issue of ESA's flagship magazine, the Bulletin, carries a broad range of articles: the International Space Station is now ready for this week's launch of Europe's Columbus module; Mars Express is exhaustively studying the Red Planet from orbit; Gaia will survey our Galaxy in great detail; the Globcolour and Medspiration projects are helping to assess the state of our planet; and Soyuz vehicles will soon be launched from French Guiana.

Read more at:

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMVVV19R9F_index_0.html

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Re: ESA Bulletins
« Reply #6 on: 12/05/2007 01:56 AM »

Thanks!  I didn't know about this publication. I've just sent off my order  :cool:

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Re: ESA Bulletins
« Reply #7 on: 12/05/2007 08:00 PM »
I've sent mine last Friday, but I didn't have any reaction yet, how long does it normally takes?
Don't ever become a pessimist... a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events. - Robert Heinlein

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Re: ESA Bulletins
« Reply #8 on: 03/13/2008 02:11 PM »
Latest ESA Bulletin (No. 133, February 2008) now online
 
13 March 2008
This issue of ESA's flagship magazine, the Bulletin, carries a range of articles: from GOCE, ESA's sleek 'Ferrari' of gravity-field satellites, to the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM38HM5NDF_index_0.html

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Re: ESA Bulletins
« Reply #9 on: 06/06/2008 03:35 PM »
Latest ESA Bulletin (No. 134, May 2008) now online
 
6 June 2008
This issue of ESA's flagship magazine, the Bulletin, carries a range of articles: from the latest European rocket engine tests, to how ESA's Mars Express and ESOC were involved with the US Phoenix mission to Mars.

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMA8LUG3HF_index_0.html

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Re: ESA Bulletins
« Reply #10 on: 08/19/2008 02:24 PM »
Latest ESA Bulletin (No. 135, August 2008) now online

19 August 2008
The cover story of this issue of ESA’s flagship magazine, the Bulletin, is about Venus Express - we feature results which could answer some of the greatest mysteries about our nearest planetary neighbour.

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMDIT6UWJF_index_0.html

Exploring Venus
- Answering the Big Questions with Venus Express 
Håkan Svedhem, et al

Celebrating the Accomplishment, Preparing the Future
- New Challenges in Human Spaceflight and Exploration 
Simonetta Di Pippo

Space Tourism
- ESA’s View on Private Suborbital Spaceflights 
Andrés Gálvez 

Hands-on Activities in Education
- Motivating Young Europeans for a Future in Space
Francesco Emma, et al 

Santa Maria Station
- Another Element in a European Launcher Tracking Network 
Gerhard Billig, et al

Vega Readies for Flight
- Status and Qualification Flight Preparation 
Stefano Bianchi, et al

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Re: ESA Bulletins
« Reply #11 on: 02/23/2009 02:13 PM »
The February 2009 issue of the Bulletin, ESA's flagship magazine, is an 'SMOS' special, giving a closer look at different aspects of SMOS, ESA's 'water' mission due for launch later this year.

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Re: ESA Bulletins
« Reply #12 on: 09/11/2009 05:19 PM »
The August issue of the Bulletin introduces Europe's new astronauts, who are starting their training at the European Astronaut Centre this September. Read the Bulletin and other publications online, with our new visualisation tool.

Read online:
http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM1MRV0EZF_index_0.html

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Re: ESA Bulletins
« Reply #13 on: 09/11/2009 05:44 PM »
The August issue of the Bulletin introduces Europe's new astronauts, who are starting their training at the European Astronaut Centre this September. Read the Bulletin and other publications online, with our new visualisation tool.

Read online:
http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM1MRV0EZF_index_0.html


Jaqmans, is there an option for North American residents to subscribe to the printed magazine?
Thanks,
David
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Antares/Cygnus ORB-D1 Wallops Island, VA Sept 2013 | STS-123 KSC, FL March 2008 | SpaceShipOne Mojave, CA June 2004

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Re: ESA Bulletins
« Reply #14 on: 11/17/2009 03:25 PM »
ESA Bulletin 140 (November 2009)
 
17 November 2009
This issue celebrates the anniversary of the beginning of Europe's independent adventure into space, the first launch of Ariane 1 in 1979. Read the Bulletin and other publications online, with our visualiser tool.

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMJCZ3VU1G_index_0.html

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Re: ESA Bulletins
« Reply #15 on: 02/08/2010 05:08 PM »
ESA Bulletin 141 (February 2010)

8 February 2010
On the cover this month, CryoSat-2 is shown here complete, and now on schedule for launch later in February. Read the Bulletin and other publications online, with our visualiser tool.

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMEMRVJ15G_index_0.html

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Re: ESA Bulletins
« Reply #16 on: 06/01/2010 01:45 PM »
ESA Bulletin 142 (May 2010)

31 May 2010
A stunning image from the Hubble Space Telescope is on the cover of this issue of the Bulletin, as this famous observatory celebrates 20 years in space. Read the Bulletin and other publications online, with our visualiser tool.

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM7EHKPO8G_index_0.html

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Re: ESA Bulletins
« Reply #17 on: 08/20/2010 03:19 AM »
ESA Bulletin 143 (Aug 2010)

18 August 2010
As part of their training, ESA's new astronauts experience 'parabolic flight', creating weightless conditions to simulate working in space, featured on the cover and inside the ESA Bulletin. Read the Bulletin and other publications online, with our visualiser tool.

Full Story: http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM17Z7OTCG_index_0.html

Read Online: http://esamultimedia.esa.int/multimedia/publications/ESA-Bulletin-143/pageflip.html

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Re: ESA Bulletins
« Reply #18 on: 11/24/2010 02:03 PM »
ESA Bulletin 144 (Nov 2010)
 
22 November 2010

Set for launch next month and codenamed 'MagISStra', the next ESA astronaut flight will see Italian Paolo Nespoli fly to the International Space Station for a six-month stay in space. Read the Bulletin and other publications online, with our visualiser tool.

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http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMO6LIRPGG_index_0.html

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Re: ESA Bulletins
« Reply #19 on: 02/28/2011 01:49 PM »
ESA Bulletin 145 (February 2011)

28 February 2011
In this issue of ESA's flagship magazine, we feature the latest 'flagship' of ESA's space fleet, ATV Johannes Kepler. Read the Bulletin and other publications online, with our visualiser tool.

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMGEOHSBKG_index_0.html

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