ExoMars landing platform arrives in Europe with a name21 March 2019 The platform destined to land on the Red Planet as part of the next ExoMars mission has arrived in Europe for final assembly and testing – and been given a name.
Gateway to the Moon11 March 2019
Gateway to the Moon11 March 2019 The International Space Station partners have endorsed plans to continue the development of the Gateway, an outpost around the Moon that will act as a base to support both robots and astronauts exploring the lunar surface.
Fit for Mars28 February 2019
Fit for Mars28 February 2019 Rovers are versatile explorers on the surface of other planets, but they do need some training before setting off. A model of Rosalind Franklin rover that will be sent to Mars in 2021 is scouting the Atacama Desert, in Chile, following commands from m...
Earth’s atmosphere stretches out to the Moon – and beyond20 February 2019
Earth’s atmosphere stretches out to the Moon – and beyond20 February 2019 The outermost part of our planet’s atmosphere extends well beyond the lunar orbit – almost twice the distance to the Moon.
Project Pextex: materials for lunar spacesuits15 February 2019
Project Pextex: materials for lunar spacesuits15 February 2019 On 17 January 2019 ESA signed a study contract with Comex and its partners DITF and OeWF. Pextex is a two-year project to identify materials and textiles that could be used for future lunar mission space suits. The project aims to develop solutions t...