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.
ESA joins reentry campaign06 November 2017
ESA joins reentry campaign06 November 2017 ESA experts will host an international campaign to monitor the reentry of a spacecraft expected early next year.
Low-cost clocks for landing on the Moon 26 October 2017
Low-cost clocks for landing on the Moon 26 October 2017 A European clock accurate to a trillionth of a second is set to be used on satellites and missions to the Moon. The ultra-precise time-keeper was conceived by a small company in Latvia, and ESA has recognised its potential for space. “We are the Fer...
Webcam on Mars Express surveys high-altitude clouds17 October 2017
Webcam on Mars Express surveys high-altitude clouds17 October 2017 An unprecedented catalogue of more than 21 000 images taken by a webcam on ESA’s Mars Express is proving its worth as a science instrument, providing a global survey of unusual high-altitude cloud features on the Red Planet.