Moon brick on display at the Science Museum25 June 2019
Moon brick on display at the Science Museum25 June 2019 A building block made from simulated moon rocks is attracting visitors to the Science Museum in London.
ESA marks Asteroid Day on 30 June24 June 2019
ESA marks Asteroid Day on 30 June24 June 2019 ESA will be participating in this year’s Asteroid Day, the UN-endorsed global awareness campaign day on the small rocky bodies scattered across space, taking place on Sunday, 30 June.
Cost-efficient manufacturing for rocket cylinders24 June 2019 ‘Flow forming’ shapes a metal in a single step and is being trialed to create rocket cylinders that are much cheaper and quicker to make.
Melting a satellite, a piece at a time17 June 2019
Melting a satellite, a piece at a time17 June 2019 Researchers took one of the densest parts of an Earth-orbiting satellite, placed it in a plasma wind tunnel then proceeded to melt it into vapour. Their goal was to better understand how satellites burn up during reentry, to minimise the risk of endan...
Hera asteroid mission’s brain to be radiation-hard and failure-proof11 June 2019 At the heart of ESA’s Hera mission to the double Didymos asteroids will be an onboard computer intended to be failure-proof.
Dozens of satellites joining Vega’s ride-share to space 04 June 2019 More than 40 satellite missions will be launched at once by Europe’s Vega launcher this autumn, thanks to the innovative modular “Lego-style” dispenser resting on its upper stage.