ESA and China team up on typhoon-targeting imager17 January 2018
ESA and China team up on typhoon-targeting imager17 January 2018 ESA has teamed up with the Chinese Academy of Sciences to test an instrument capable of peering down from orbit through dense clouds and rain to sound the depths of typhoons and storms.
Exploring alien worlds with lasers10 January 2018
Exploring alien worlds with lasers10 January 2018 In everyday life we look and touch things to find out what they are made of. A powerful scientific technique does the same using lasers – and in two years’ time it will fly in space for the first time.
From satellites to the sea: VDES offers global link for ships10 January 2018 There are yawning gaps in our interconnected world: unable or unwilling to take up satellite communications, many smaller ships find themselves isolated on the high seas. ESA is part of an ambitious effort to upgrade an existing VHF system to provide...
Hand-sized hyperspectral camera to fly on ESA’s next CubeSat08 January 2018
Hand-sized hyperspectral camera to fly on ESA’s next CubeSat08 January 2018 Colour equals information, so the more spectral bands an Earth-observing satellite sees, the greater quantity of environmental findings returned to its homeworld. Now ESA is ready to fly a hand-sized hyperspectral imager – small enough to fit on its n...
ESA’s next satellite propelled by butane21 December 2017
ESA’s next satellite propelled by butane21 December 2017 ESA’s next miniature satellite will be its first able to change orbit. Thanks to a compact thruster resembling a butane cigarette lighter, the cereal box-sized satellite will fly around its near-twin to test their radio communications.
Two teams selected for Spin Your Thesis! 201819 December 2017
Two teams selected for Spin Your Thesis! 201819 December 2017 ESA Education is pleased to announce that two teams, Team Avalanche from University of Amsterdam and Bristol Bone Biologists from Bristol University, have been selected to develop and perform their experiment in hypergravity conditions for the Spin Yo...