Student satellite wins green light for Station deployment14 July 2015 Following more than a year of intense effort channelled into a 10 cm box, the first of ESA’s student satellites to be released from the International Space Station has been accepted for launch.
Robots under test for oil and gas rig duty 13 July 2015
Robots under test for oil and gas rig duty 13 July 2015 A robot building on ESA’s ExoMars rover is bidding to win a place on oil and gas production rigs around the world, to work in remote and hazardous environments.
Latest edition of Europe’s technology master plan published09 July 2015 ESA’s previous Director General described this newly published document as a ‘must-read’ for all those interested in Europe’s space future: the latest edition of the European Space Technology Master Plan is now available.
Telescopes focus on target of ESA’s asteroid mission30 June 2015 Telescopes around the globe recently homed in on one point in the sky, observing the paired Didymos asteroids – the target for ESA’s proposed Asteroid Impact Mission. The 800 m-diameter main body is orbited by a 170 m moon, informally dubbed Didymoon...
Gallium nitride helping link Proba-V to Earth25 June 2015
Gallium nitride helping link Proba-V to Earth25 June 2015 Europe’s first item of high-performance gallium nitride technology to fly in space has completed its second year of operations. Hosted on ESA’s Earth-observing Proba-V minisatellite in 2013 as a test prototype, the transmitter is today used routinely...
ESTEC opens up: visit Europe’s largest place for space this October23 June 2015 Europe’s largest place for space is little visited, but hugely influential: this October you get the chance to see for yourself. ESA’s technical centre ESTEC is opening its doors to the public – a must for all space enthusiasts.