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The ESA 500: fostering start-up companies to use space technol...18 September 2017
The ESA 500: fostering start-up companies to use space technol...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 incubation centres, which have now hosted more than 500 start-ups.
ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli starts third mission on Space Station27 July 2017 ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik and Roscosmos commander Sergei Ryazansky were launched into space yesterday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 15:41 GMT (17:41 CEST). Their Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft circled Earth four times to catch up with the International Space Station six hours later and the crew are now settling into their new home and place of work for five months.
Call for media: Last chance to view ESA’s Mercury Explorer Bep...14 June 2017 Media representatives are invited to a briefing on BepiColombo, ESA and JAXA’s joint mission to Mercury, and to view the spacecraft before it leaves for Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, for launch next year.
Vitamin super-cocktail to combat 60 days of lying in bed21 September 2017
Vitamin super-cocktail to combat 60 days of lying in bed21 September 2017 This week will see the second ESA bedrest study investigating a mix of antioxidants and vitamins that could help astronauts to combat the side effects of living in space. Ten volunteers will lie in beds with the head end tilted down 6º for 60 days, k...
First steps: returning humanity to the Moon 20 September 2017
First steps: returning humanity to the Moon 20 September 2017 In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage.
Solar antics19 September 2017
Solar antics19 September 2017 The Sun’s recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power.
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...
Travel app wins top prize at App Camp18 September 2017
Travel app wins top prize at App Camp18 September 2017 An app that uses satellite imagery to give flight travellers an interactive, bird’s-eye view of their routes took the top prize at this year’s Space App Camp at ESA’s centre in Frascati, Italy.
Join us for #Sentinel5P launch18 September 2017
Join us for #Sentinel5P launch18 September 2017 Are you passionate about our planet and interested in how satellites help to improve everyday lives and do you share your passion via social media? Then ESA’s next SocialSpace event is for you.