ESA technical Director visits Spanish ESA high-power radio lab04 February 2016
ESA technical Director visits Spanish ESA high-power radio lab04 February 2016 Franco Ongaro, ESA’s Director of Technical and Quality Management, paid a visit today to an essential Agency laboratory in Valencia, Spain, tasked with helping to keep high-power radio systems operating in space for years on end.
Asteroid Day incoming on 30 June29 January 2016
Asteroid Day incoming on 30 June29 January 2016 ESA is teaming up with the organisers of Asteroid Day 2016, scheduled for 30 June. To learn more about this year’s partners and events, members of the media are invited to visit ESA’s technical heart on Tuesday, 9 February.
Step aside, humans19 January 2016
Step aside, humans19 January 2016 Satellites are carrying increasingly diverse payloads into orbit, and resolving their often-conflicting onboard schedules requires programming wizardry and a little help from artificial intelligence.
Irish prime minister meets space successes at ESA07 January 2016
Irish prime minister meets space successes at ESA07 January 2016 Ireland’s prime minister proclaimed himself “so proud as an Irishman” to learn about the crucial role of Irish companies across Europe’s space sector as he toured ESA’s technical heart.
New Meteosat antenna tested in Hertz chamber22 December 2015
New Meteosat antenna tested in Hertz chamber22 December 2015 An innovative antenna assembly destined to serve Europe’s coming generation of weather satellites has been put to the test within ESA’s cavernous Hertz chamber, which can reproduce the boundless reaches of space.
2D zero-g testing for space robotics21 December 2015
2D zero-g testing for space robotics21 December 2015 A robotic arm reaches out to grapple a drifting satellite but its grip slips, pushing the space junk out into the void. True weightlessness is impossible to replicate for long on Earth, but a new ESA laboratory is doing the next best thing: simulating...