Opening doors to space24 September 2014
Opening doors to space24 September 2014 The same device that opens doors on buses and planes could be used to meet peak energy demands on satellites.
ESA spaceplane on its way23 September 2014
ESA spaceplane on its way23 September 2014 The Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle is ready to fly and left the Netherlands today for the launch site in French Guiana.
Lemon juice: new ingredient for space designers?18 September 2014
Lemon juice: new ingredient for space designers?18 September 2014 Corrosion resistance and high strength put stainless steel high on the list of essential materials for satellite and rocket designers. Now ESA plans to investigate an alternative, environmental-friendly method of readying this important metal.
Hands-free in space and under water16 September 2014
Hands-free in space and under water16 September 2014 ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen is looking forward to flying to the International Space Station next year but until yesterday he was underwater trying out a handy new device he will use in space.
Not just cool – it’s a gas12 September 2014
Not just cool – it’s a gas12 September 2014 In space, a new way of producing gas is being tested for steering satellites. On Earth, it is now fighting fires without harming the environment – and business insiders say it could be revolutionary.
ESA’s bug-eyed telescope to spot risky asteroids10 September 2014
ESA’s bug-eyed telescope to spot risky asteroids10 September 2014 Spotting Earth-threatening asteroids is tough partly because the sky is so big. But insects offer an answer, since they figured out long ago how to look in many directions at once.