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10 September 2016: Citizens’ debate on Space for Europe in all...1 July 2016 On 10 September 2016 about 2000 citizens from 22 European countries will participate in the first Citizens’ Debate on Space for Europe. In the course of the day, citizens will have the opportunity to learn, debate, have their say and participate by suggesting priorities on all aspects of current and future space programmes.
Call for Media: ESA at Farnborough International Airshow30 June 2016 ESA will be present at the Farnborough International Airshow on 11–17 July in the Space Zone in Hall 3.
Tim Peake returns to Earth17 June 2016
Tim Peake returns to Earth17 June 2016 ESA astronaut Tim Peake, NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and Russian Soyuz commander Yuri Malenchenko landed safely today in the Kazakh steppe after a three-hour ride in their Soyuz spacecraft. They left the International Space Station at 05:52 GMT at the end of their six-month stay on the research complex.
Call for Media: First press conference with ESA astronaut Tim...17 June 2016 Media are invited to the European Astronaut Centre on 21 June for ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s first public appearance. The one-hour event includes Tim’s first-hand report and covers the science experiments he ran in space.
CryoSat sets new standard for measuring sea levels 26 July 2016
CryoSat sets new standard for measuring sea levels 26 July 2016 Trying to measure sea levels around rugged coastlines is not always an easy task. ESA’s CryoSat satellite is making a difference with its radar altimeter.
Active tracking of astronaut rad-exposures targeted19 July 2016 Radiation is an invisible hazard of spaceflight, but a new monitoring system for ESA astronauts gives a realtime snapshot of their exposure. The results will guide researchers preparing for deep-space missions to come.
Chilly summer for Sentinel-2B18 July 2016
Chilly summer for Sentinel-2B18 July 2016 While most of us may be looking forward to spending some time in the sunshine this summer, the Sentinel-2B satellite is being subjected to the extreme cold of space to make sure it is fit for life in orbit.
CryoSat reveals recent Greenland ice loss12 July 2016
CryoSat reveals recent Greenland ice loss12 July 2016 In the most detailed picture to date, information from ESA’s CryoSat satellite reveals how melting ice in Greenland has recently contributed twice as much to sea-level rise as the prior two decades.
ESA commits to next stage of UK revolutionary rocket engine 12 July 2016 The UK’s Farnborough airshow today saw ESA’s commitment to the next step in developing a revolutionary air-breathing rocket engine that could begin test firings in about four years.