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500 new European companies from space 18 September 2017
500 new European companies from space 18 September 2017 Thousands of new jobs and boosted local economies are the direct results from ESA’s investment in young companies through its business incubators, which have now fostered more than 500 start-ups that adapt space technology and satellite services for u...
Drop Your Thesis! 2018 open for proposals06 April 2017
Drop Your Thesis! 2018 open for proposals06 April 2017 Imagine dropping your experiment and watching helplessly as it falls 120 metres to the floor below. Accident? Disaster? Not at all. This is ESA’s Drop Your Thesis! programme and it is all in the name of science. For the precious seconds it takes for...
Copernicus Masters bigger than ever06 April 2017
Copernicus Masters bigger than ever06 April 2017 This year’s Copernicus Masters competition is now open. With prizes totalling more than €1.5 million, the chance to design and launch a small satellite mission and much more, Europe’s leading competition for the novel use of Earth observation has neve...
Coating to help Europe’s telecom satellites keep their cool31 October 2016
Coating to help Europe’s telecom satellites keep their cool31 October 2016 A surface coating originally developed for medical implants is set to safeguard the next generation of European telecom satellites.
What to expect from Schiaparelli’s camera12 October 2016
What to expect from Schiaparelli’s camera12 October 2016 As the ExoMars Schiaparelli module descends onto Mars on 19 October it will capture 15 images of the approaching surface. Scientists have simulated the view we can expect to see from the descent camera.
How to follow Rosetta’s grand finale28 September 2016
How to follow Rosetta’s grand finale28 September 2016 Rosetta is set to complete its historic mission in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet on 30 September, with the end of mission confirmation predicted to be within 20 minutes of 11:20 GMT (13:20 CEST).