ESA opening up to new ideas12 April 2019
ESA opening up to new ideas12 April 2019 ESA aims to harness a new resource for future space activities: ideas from European researchers, businesses and the general public. Through its new Open Space Innovation Platform (OSIP), anyone is welcome to respond to space-related challenges.
Rocket break-up provides rare chance to test debris formation12 April 2019 The discarded ‘upper stage’ from a rocket launched almost ten years ago has recently crumbled to pieces.
BepiColombo is ready for its long cruise05 April 2019
BepiColombo is ready for its long cruise05 April 2019 Following a series of tests conducted in space over the past five months, the ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission has successfully completed its near-Earth commissioning phase and is now ready for the operations that will take place during the cruise and, ev...
Mars calling26 March 2019
Mars calling26 March 2019 An exciting new competition is giving citizens of planet Earth the opportunity to get their voices to Mars in the next phase of the ExoMars programme. The ExoMars rover and platform will launch to the Red Planet in 2020.
ESA boosts startup to the Moon 03 April 2019
ESA boosts startup to the Moon 03 April 2019 European Space Agency operations specialists are helping flight planners at new European space startup PTScientists, headquartered in Berlin, pilot their way to the Moon. PTScientists are planning to launch lunar landers and rovers as a regular servi...
ESA’s ‘CubeSat central’ for smaller missions into space02 April 2019 ESA has set up a dedicated unit to work on the standardised nanosatellites called ‘CubeSats’, teaming up with European companies to develop low-cost technology-testing missions. Missions in preparation include a double CubeSat to test rendezvous and d...