European spacecraft

Discovery of oxygen on comet 'big surprise'

Stunned scientists announce the unexpected discovery of large quantities of oxygen on a comet which streaked past the Sun in August with a European spacecraft in tow.

January 30, 2016
January 30, 2016

Lift-off for Europe's space laser network

Europe begins to roll out a data superhighway in orbit above the Earth. The first node in the network is a telecommunications satellite that was launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

October 29, 2015
October 29, 2015

Discovery of oxygen on comet 'big surprise'

Stunned scientists announce the unexpected discovery of large quantities of oxygen on a comet which streaked past the Sun in August with a European spacecraft in tow.