Developing a high-performance rocket motor for the Heracles mission to the Moon16 May 2019 ESA has kicked off an activity with the British-Norwegian supplier Nammo to develop a high-performance rocket motor for its lunar exploration program.
Space Station science looking at Earth13 May 2019
Space Station science looking at Earth13 May 2019 In this edition of our bi-weekly update on European research run on the International Space Station, we’re taking our cue from the Living Planet Symposium – the largest conference on Earth Observation taking place this week in Milan, Italy – and focus...
Isolation time for science09 May 2019
Isolation time for science09 May 2019 Hundreds of thousands of kilometres away from home, astronauts travelling to the Moon will have to deal with isolation and confinement. ESA is now offering European researchers an opportunity to study how an international crew will cope in simulated d...
Starting up a new cooperation for the Moon 08 May 2019
Starting up a new cooperation for the Moon 08 May 2019 European start-up PTScientists and ArianeGroup agreed today on a far-reaching cooperation for future lunar missions, in line with ESA’s goal of working with partners to return to the Moon in a sustainable way.
Stop ageing in space04 May 2019
Stop ageing in space04 May 2019 Wrinkles, muscle pain, high blood pressure and a clumsy brain are all natural consequences of getting old. As our cells rust over time, a key to fighting chronic disease may be in tiny, smartly designed particles that have the potential to become an a...
The latest in Space Station science29 April 2019
The latest in Space Station science29 April 2019 Another two weeks have flown by upon the orbital outpost, packed with science, operations and the arrival of a Cygnus spacecraft. We take a look at a few recent International Space Station highlights, and ahead to more science in space.