Experimental spaceplane unboxed for final tests25 June 2014
Experimental spaceplane unboxed for final tests25 June 2014 The Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle arrived in the Netherlands last night to undergo final tests at ESA’s main technical centre ahead of its November launch.
ESTEC Open Day coming this October19 June 2014
ESTEC Open Day coming this October19 June 2014 Want to see for yourself where the Rosetta comet-chaser, and all other European space missions, come from? This October will be your chance to visit ESA’s largest establishment, to join in the celebrations of 50 years of European cooperation in space.
From melting ice cream to hypergravity experiments at ESA16 May 2014 It started with a bowl of ice cream and ended with a hypergravity experiment at one of ESA’s world-leading research establishments. Two high-school students captured time-lapse movies of ice cubes melting in different gravitational forces as part of t...
Students build carbon nano structures in hypergravity05 May 2014 A Spin Your Thesis! experiment has shown that carbon nano materials are built differently under conditions of hypergravity. These results are useful for understanding the synthesis of carbon nano structures and the behaviour of gliding arc discharges.
Belgian Teenagers run Microgravity Experiment at ESTEC16 April 2014 Eleven Belgian teenagers recently made a special visit to ESA’s European space research and technology centre, ESTEC, in The Netherlands. Their visit was to use a unique facility that simulates the microgravity conditions of outer space.
Student teams announced for Spin and Drop Your Thesis!07 April 2014 Five student teams have been selected for the 2014 Spin Your Thesis! and Drop Your Thesis! programmes. These unique opportunities allow students to run their experiments in world-class gravitational facilities. The data contributes to their syllabus,...