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Astrium ships Alphasat to launch site17 June 2013
Astrium ships Alphasat to launch site17 June 2013 Alphasat, the most sophisticated commercial communications satellite ever built, has left Astrium’s facilities in Toulouse today after completion of its final integration and test campaign and is now en route to Kourou, French Guyana, to be prepared f...
Space droids calling10 June 2013
Space droids calling10 June 2013 Secondary-school students can play the ultimate robot game: the annual Zero Robotics tournament turns the International Space Station into a playing field for European students to control minisatellites with self-developed software.
All about Alphasat27 May 2013
All about Alphasat27 May 2013 Launch day is fast approaching for Europe’s largest telecommunications satellite, Alphasat. Together with its high-power platform, Alphabus, the satellite is currently making the final preparations for its journey to space.
First new Galileo satellite arrives at ESA for space testing16 May 2013 The first satellite of Galileo’s next phase has arrived at ESA’s technical heart in the Netherlands for a rigorous set of tests to check its readiness for launch.
Understanding the surfaces of asteroids10 May 2013
Understanding the surfaces of asteroids10 May 2013 A Fly Your Thesis! experiment has explained how gravel and rocks behave on the surface of an asteroid. The results will be useful in explaining asteroid geology, interpreting images of asteroid surfaces and designing future asteroid lander missions.
After Chelyabinsk: European experts assess asteroid options08 May 2013 In February, a speeding asteroid slammed into our atmosphere and exploded high over Russia’s Ural region, injuring hundreds and causing millions of euros of damage. What should we do if we have a similar – or even bigger – strike in the future?