European Space Agency

Cygnus Spacecraft Leaves the Space Station After Giving It an Orbital Boost

A Cygnus cargo spacecraft left the International Space Station (ISS) today (July 15), nearly two months after it arrived with supplies and science …

Space Exploration

ESA’s ICE Cube Experiment On Board The Space Station Is Ready For Action

'Astronaut time and expert advice come as part of the package and experiments and samples can be returned to Earth for analysis,' said ESA.<p>When the …

Space Exploration

Mars is spectacular this month – here’s the best way to spy the red planet

If you look at the sky tonight and spot a very bright star, it may well be a planet. Mars is the closest it has been to Earth for 15 years – and therefore the brightest. “Mars shines through reflected light,” says Robert Massey, the deputy executive director of the Royal Astronomical Society. “That …

RVs

The British Are Building a Spaceport

The lure of commercial riches in space is spurring a variety of plans to help launch all the components necessary for a fully functioning orbital …

Tech Trends

Astronauts Release U.S. Spacecraft Completing Cargo Mission – Space Station

Expedition 56 Flight Engineers Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency) and Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA commanded the International Space …

Space Exploration

Farnborough 2018: U.K. and Europe highlight economic benefits of space

The U.K. strategy is to promote the value of space-based services in the broader economy, increase exports and attract investment.<p>FARNBOROUGH, …

Economic Development

FARNBOROUGH: Europe eyes united place in space

As the aerospace industry gathers in Farnborough to talk business, assess its achievements and scan its horizons, one notable point to mark is that …

Space Exploration

NASA Said It Has Plans To Send A Man To Mars In The 2030s

According to a retired International Space Station Commander, they have had the technology since sending an astronaut to the Moon.<p>Chris Hadfield is …

Space Exploration

Crack Open the Piggy Banks: Blue Origin to Charge $200K For Space Flights

New Shepard flew for the eighth time on April 29, 2018, from Blue Origin's Texas launch site (via Blue Origin)<p>You can do anything you put your mind …

Space Travel

Billionaire Peter Hargreaves' Cash Injection Boosts The UK Space Race

Billionaire Peter Hargreaves’ cash injection boosts the UK’s space race. This isn’t a sentence you’d expect to find the name Peter Hargreaves in. Hargreaves the man who made his name and his billions from the financial services firm Hargreaves Lansdown, which he founded with Stephen Lansdown.<p>But …

Space Exploration

Planet-Protection Policies: Due For Revision?

A new National Academies study assesses NASA's efforts to protect neighboring worlds from contamination and recommends ways the space agency could do …

Space Science

Aeolus: engineer or surgeon?

The Aeolus launch campaign team at Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, reports that the ‘functional tests’ has been done and that Aeolus is …

Europe

Satellite studying Earth’s diminishing ice swerves to avoid collision

CryoSat. Credit: ESA/P. Carril<p>On Monday 9 July, 2018, engineers based at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Germany made the decision to …

Space

The 12th ESA Workshop on Avionics, Data, Control and Software Systems (ADCSS) covers topics related to avionics for space applications, in the form of a set of round tables. The workshop acts as a forum for the presentation of position papers followed by discussion and interaction between ESA and Industry and between participants. Each theme part of ADCSS workshops will be first introduced and then expanded by presentations on related developments from technical and programmatic points of...

<b>The 12th ESA Workshop on Avionics, Data, Control and Software Systems (ADCSS)</b> covers topics related to avionics for space applications, in the form …

Europe

Atlantic Area Kick-Start

<b>ATLANTIC AREA</b><p>From renewable ocean energy from tides and waves, to marine aquaculture, seabed mining and e-navigation. We're looking for business …

Cyber-attacks

Catalog Page for PIA09037

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>On Nov. 9, 2006, Cassini's composite infrared spectrometer captured its first view of the infrared heat …

Astronomy

A community of innovation at the Farnborough Air Show and ESA

13 July 2018<p>On the 17 July, anew Grand Challenge will be launched at Farnborough International Air Show by Metalysis, in the UK in cooperation with …

Air Shows

Hubble and Gaia team up to fuel cosmic conundrum

Using the power and synergy of two space telescopes, astronomers have made the most precise measurement to date of the universe's expansion rate.<p>The …

Universe

Catalog Page for PIA07729

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>As Cassini approached Titan on Aug. 21, 2005, it captured this natural color view of the moon's orange, global …

Astronomy

Bridge to CryoSat-2

Over the last three years ESA and NASA have built up a remarkable collaboration to collect and coordinate airborne and spaceborne measurements in the …

Physical Geography

UrtheCast Subsidiary Deimos Imaging and Partners Awarded Multi-Million Euro ESA Contract

<i>Airbus-led consortium to provide European Union with seamless satellite-based coverage of Europe at unprecedented scale and speed</i><p>VANCOUVER, July 12, 2018 /CNW/ - UrtheCast Corp. (TSX: UR) ("UrtheCast" or the "Company") and its subsidiary, the Earth Observation company Deimos Imaging, announced …

Imaging

Spacewatch: Martian rocks on Earth a step nearer as UK builds red planet rover

The European Space Agency has awarded a £3.9m contract to Airbus, in Britain, to design a new rover, in a project with Nasa, that will visit Mars to retrieve samples for bringing back to Earth for the first time.<p>As well as the scientific insights expected, especially into whether Mars was ever …

Science

Testing the equivalence principle in space after the $MICROSCOPE$ mission

Author(s): Anna M. Nobili and Alberto AnselmiTests of the Weak Equivalence Principle (WEP) can reveal a new, composition dependent, force of nature …

Physics

Copernicus Sentinel-5P releases first data

Following months of tests and careful evaluation, the first data on air pollutants from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite have been released. …

Pollution

New positions now open in ESA's IT Department

11 July 2018<p>ESA IT is recruiting to build a management team that will lead the department's transformation into a more customer orientated service.<p><b>IT</b> …

Recruitment

BRIEF-Urthecast Subsidiary Deimos Imaging And Partners Awarded Multi-Million Euro ESA Contract

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Imaging

UK Government Lays Out Future Cooperation with EU in Space After Brexit

With the United Kingdom (UK) now negotiating its withdrawal from the European Union (EU), the government has published a plan for how the two …

Fair Trade

Facts and figures

<b>Launch:</b> 13 October 2017<p><b>Launcher:</b> Rockot from Plesetsk, Russia<p><b>Orbit:</b> Polar, Sun-synchronous at altitude of 824 km and in flight formation with …

Northwest Territories

Enhancing competitiveness of European space Sector with increased investments

10 July 2018<p>Today, ESA Director General Jan Wörner and Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Ambroise Fayolle signed a joint statement …

Europe

ESEC-Galaxia becomes operational with the ESA/ELGRA Gravity-Related Research Summer School 2018

The brand-new ESA Education Training Centre, ESEC-Galaxia, in Belgium, hosted its inaugural event: the ESA/ELGRA Gravity-Related Research Summer …

Students