ESTEC opens up: visit Europe’s largest place for space this October23 June 2015 Europe’s largest place for space is little visited, but hugely influential: this October you get the chance to see for yourself. ESA’s technical centre ESTEC is opening its doors to the public – a must for all space enthusiasts.
Historic handshake between space and Earth03 June 2015
Historic handshake between space and Earth03 June 2015 ESA performed the first-ever demonstration of space-to-ground remote control with live video and force feedback today when NASA astronaut Terry Virts orbiting Earth on the International Space Station shook hands with ESA telerobotics specialist André...
ESA minisatellites to follow Europe’s solar eclipse13 March 2015
ESA minisatellites to follow Europe’s solar eclipse13 March 2015 On Friday morning, 20 March, Europe will experience a partial solar eclipse. Only a partial solar eclipse will be visible from continental Europe, but the Agency’s Sun-watching Proba-2 minisatellite, up in its 820 km-altitude orbit, will see two perio...
Teams selected for sixth Spin Your Thesis - campaign23 February 2015
Teams selected for sixth Spin Your Thesis - campaign23 February 2015 Four teams of university students have been selected to develop and conduct their hypergravity experiments during ESA’s sixth ‘Spin Your Thesis!’ campaign, to be held 7-18 September 2015.
ESA’s technical heart marks 50 years of Europe in space 17 December 2014
ESA’s technical heart marks 50 years of Europe in space 17 December 2014 A year of celebrations marking half a century of European cooperation in space concluded this week with a royal visit to ESA’s largest establishment, in the Netherlands.
Gateway to space open for thousands of ESA visitors06 October 2014
Gateway to space open for thousands of ESA visitors06 October 2014 The public converged on Europe’s largest space site for Sunday’s Open Day at ESA’s technical heart. Touring across the site, they met astronauts, viewed spacecraft and inspected test facilities – and came face to face with a spectacular new world.