Earth’s atmosphere: new results from the International Space Station 20 March 2018 With ESA’s help, the latest atmosphere monitor on the International Space Station is delivering results on our planet’s ozone, aerosol and nitrogen trioxide levels. Installed last year on the orbital outpost, NASA’s sensor tracks the Sun and Moon to p...
Waterbeds simulate weightlessness to help Skinsuits combat back pain in space21 February 2018 Astronauts tend to become taller in weightlessness – causing back pain and making it difficult to fit into spacesuits. Astronauts may be more likely to suffer from ‘slipped discs’ after landing.
ESA and JAXA confirm further cooperation in space08 March 2018
ESA and JAXA confirm further cooperation in space08 March 2018 The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA and ESA reviewed and confirmed their continued cooperation at the International Space Exploration Forum ISEF2 on 3 March in Tokyo, Japan. The agencies released a joint statement detailing their partnership a...
Goonhilly goes deep space22 February 2018
Goonhilly goes deep space22 February 2018 Until now, if you’re an entrepreneur planning future missions beyond Earth, you’d have to ask a big space agency to borrow their deep-space antennas. Now, thanks to the UK’s county of Cornwall and ESA, you’ll have a commercial option, too.
Ensuring fresh air for all 20 February 2018
Ensuring fresh air for all 20 February 2018 A start-up company from an ESA business incubator is offering affordable air-quality monitors for homes, schools and businesses using technology it developed for the International Space Station.
All-in-one service for the Space Station07 February 2018
All-in-one service for the Space Station07 February 2018 Quick access to space, high-speed data feed and a unique vantage point are the selling points of a new commercial venture on the International Space Station. Its name is Bartolomeo, and its versatile design allows for many mission types at competitive...