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.
Surfing complete21 February 2018
Surfing complete21 February 2018 Slowed by skimming through the very top of the upper atmosphere, ESA’s ExoMars has lowered itself into a planet-hugging orbit and is about ready to begin sniffing the Red Planet for methane.
Where no mission has gone before02 February 2018
Where no mission has gone before02 February 2018 Living near a star is risky business, and positioning a spacecraft near the Sun is a very good way to observe rapidly changing solar activity and deliver early warning of possibly harmful space weather. ESA is now looking at doing just that.
Applications now open for the Space Debris Training Course 15 January 2018
Applications now open for the Space Debris Training Course 15 January 2018 Space debris is a hazard to our satellites and spacecraft as well as a contributor to near-Earth space pollution. To help raise awareness of this issue, ESA’s Education Office is organising the first ESA Academy Space Debris Training Course.
Going green to the Red Planet28 November 2017
Going green to the Red Planet28 November 2017 ESA’s ground station in Western Australia routinely communicates with spacecraft at far-away places like Mars. Now, it’s using sunlight to generate electricity, significantly reducing energy costs.
Transferring ownership of three ESA ground stations16 November 2017
Transferring ownership of three ESA ground stations16 November 2017 As part of ESA’s strategy to foster commercial competitiveness in Europe while focusing on its core aims, the agency has transferred ownership of several ground tracking stations for reuse by external organisations.