Astronaut Andreas to try sub-millimetre precision task on Earth from orbit27 August 2015 Early September will see the very first force-feedback-based teleoperation of a rover-based robotic arm system on Earth from the International Space Station, orbiting 400 km above our heads.
Technology CubeSat hitch-hiker on today’s HTV launch19 August 2015
Technology CubeSat hitch-hiker on today’s HTV launch19 August 2015 Today’s HTV supply launch from Japan to the International Space Station also marks the arrival in orbit of one of ESA’s smallest missions yet – a CubeSat which will test miniaturised technologies for space, set to be followed by many more in coming ye...
Trusty, not rusty, pipelines owe a debt to space 12 August 2015
Trusty, not rusty, pipelines owe a debt to space 12 August 2015 When a Dutch company working on soil pollution teamed up with ESA to build a better, bacteria-based air filter for space, they also created the foundation for a new way of keeping iron pipelines from corroding in the ground.
See spacecraft and meet astronauts at ESA’s technical heart31 July 2015 This is your chance to visit Europe’s largest place for space, meet astronauts and mission experts, and inspect actual space hardware – you can register from today for the Open Day on 4 October at ESA’s technical centre in the Netherlands.
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.