Thank you, Queen Beatrix, from space!29 April 2013
Thank you, Queen Beatrix, from space!29 April 2013 Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Dutch Royal Family have always taken a strong interest the European space programme and especially so when much of ESA’s activity takes place on Dutch soil, at ESTEC in Noordwijk.
Three astronauts from three continents at ESA26 April 2013
Three astronauts from three continents at ESA26 April 2013 Last week, three space explorers from three continents and three space agencies met at ESTEC.
Against-the-clock rehearsal for Station immunology test25 April 2013 Simply getting anything into space is tough, but doing so against a strict deadline can be really stressful. Researchers in an ESA laboratory nervously checked the clock as they extracted immune cells – beginning a full dress rehearsal to prepare a ti...
Zone of silence10 April 2013
Zone of silence10 April 2013 Satellite engineers learn to get used to the weirdly hushed interior of the Compact Payload Test Range in ESA’s ESTEC technical centre area, in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. In this zone of silence, satellite antennas are tested ahead of launch.
Spin Your Thesis! 2013 teams selected22 March 2013
Spin Your Thesis! 2013 teams selected22 March 2013 Four teams of university students have been chosen to develop and conduct hypergravity experiments during ESA's fourth ‘Spin Your Thesis!’ campaign.
Technology troubleshooters20 March 2013
Technology troubleshooters20 March 2013 Need to know how a particular item of equipment will stand up to the rigours of space? The team at ESA’s Mechanical Systems Laboratory stand ready to help.