Ariane 5’s Vulcain rocket engine on display21 August 2015
Ariane 5’s Vulcain rocket engine on display21 August 2015 A Vulcain rocket engine, as used used by Europe’s most powerful launcher, the Ariane 5, is on display at ESTEC’s Space Expo visitor centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
See spacecraft and meet astronauts at ESA’s technical heart31 July 2015 This is your chance to visit Europe’s largest place for space, meet astronauts and mission experts, and inspect actual space hardware – you can register from today for the Open Day on 4 October at ESA’s technical centre in the Netherlands.
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.