Asteroid Luca12 October 2017
Asteroid Luca12 October 2017 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has been on Earth since his mission to the International Space Station in 2013, but “Lucaparmitano” is now back in space thanks to an Italian astronomer.
Solar antics19 September 2017
Solar antics19 September 2017 The Sun’s recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power.
Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System 15 August 2017
Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System 15 August 2017 Ten spacecraft, from ESA’s Venus Express to NASA’s Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through the Solar System while three other satellites watched, providing a unique perspective on this space weather event.
ESA marks #Asteroid Day21 June 2017
ESA marks #Asteroid Day21 June 2017 The United Nations has declared 30 June to be International Asteroid Day, and ESA is joining other space agencies, astronauts, scientists and even rock stars for a 24-hour global telethon.
Neliota project detects flashes from lunar impacts24 May 2017 Using a system developed under an ESA contract, the Greek Neliota project has begun to detect flashes of light caused by small pieces of rock striking the Moon's surface.
Call for a sustainable future in space21 April 2017
Call for a sustainable future in space21 April 2017 With more than 750 000 pieces of dangerous debris now orbiting Earth, the urgent need for coordinated international action to ensure the long-term sustainability of spaceflight is a major finding from Europe’s largest-ever conference on space debris.