Copernicus Masters seeks new ideas for satellite data10 April 2014 The fourth annual Copernicus Masters competition is just around the corner. Ideas for services, business concepts and applications based on satellite Earth observation data can be submitted starting on 15 April.
Using solar cells across Earth and space08 April 2014
Using solar cells across Earth and space08 April 2014 ESA will bring its decades of solar cell experience to a global gathering later this year of thousands of photovoltaic experts, discussing all aspects of solar energy’s transformation into a major world energy source.
Reducing debris threat from satellite batteries13 March 2014
Reducing debris threat from satellite batteries13 March 2014 Across a satellite’s working life, batteries keep the craft’s heart beating whenever it leaves sunlight. But after its mission ends, those same batteries may threaten catastrophe.
Space Energy: How space technology can help us on Earth12 March 2014 In space we cannot afford to lose even a Watt of energy. Space engineers are probably the most energy-conscious scientists on Earth as they try to preserve every single microwatt used. They have taken energy efficiency to a new high and are sharing th...
Pinpointing sources of greenhouse gases05 March 2014
Pinpointing sources of greenhouse gases05 March 2014 With increasing levels of greenhouse gases causing our climate to change, it is important to understand exactly where these gases come from and how they disperse in the atmosphere. A recent field campaign has shown that a potential new satellite cou...
What might recyclable satellites look like?22 November 2013
What might recyclable satellites look like?22 November 2013 No matter how painstakingly we choose the materials to build satellites, once a mission is over they are just so much junk. But what if one day they could be recycled in space for future missions – perhaps as construction material, fuel or even food?