Thales Alenia Space grabbed contract for ExoMars 2020

ExoMars mission delayed for 2020 and suffering for problems with organization and budget reaches next key point. Thales Alenia Space signed contract with ESA to complete activities concerning ExoMars. Contract was signed on 16 December 2016 and opened door for receiving by Thales Alenia Space additional funding given previously by the decision of ESA Ministerial […]

Johann Woerner’s problems with ExoMars – tough times are coming for ESA Mars mission ?

After postponing ExoMars mission for two years from 2018 to 2020 it seems that subcontractors of ESA will be forced to work really hard to make the delay was the last. On press conference in Prague, on May 9, 2016, Johann Woerner, Director of European Space Agency clearly expressed his dissatisfaction caused by delay with ExoMars. […]

ExoMars officially postponed to July 2020

 Join Russian-European Mars mission was officially moved to 2020 due the decision of Johann Woerner and Igor Komarov. Previous gossips about delays in program were unveiled in March 2016, just before successful launch of Schiaparelli EDM and TGO space probe on atop of Proton rocket on March 14, 2016 (You can read more here about launch and […]

Ariane 6 still going strong

Chief of European Space Agency assured during his press conference that Ariane 6 project is still developing according schedule. Luckily for ESA, work on Ariane 6 is in more advanced stage than mockup presented on picture above but planned date of the maiden flight, 2020, is getting closer. Johann-Dietrich Woerner, chief of ESA visited on April 6, 2016, integration facility […]

Milestone in Electra program reached – SES, OHB and ESA agreement signed !

On 11 March 2016 in SES in Luxembourg agreement between SES, OHB and ESA was signed. It seems that program of developing new European telecommunication satellite with electric propulsion is reaching the positive end. Electra program was established in 2013 as initiative of European Space Agency under ARTES-33 plan for supporting innovative solutions by ESA cooperation with chosen […]