Hungary joins ESA’s Europe-wide technology network13 January 2017
Hungary joins ESA’s Europe-wide technology network13 January 2017 ESA’s Europe-wide network dedicated to finding down-to-Earth uses for space technologies has added Hungary, the Agency’s latest member.
From outer space to inner eye22 December 2016
From outer space to inner eye22 December 2016 Contact lenses, spectacles and eye implants are now being made more accurately thanks to research instruments flying on the International Space Station.
Catching X-rays in stacked silicon21 December 2016
Catching X-rays in stacked silicon21 December 2016 Eric Wille, optics engineer ESA doesn’t do routine. Nowhere is this more true than for Science, where the goal of each new mission is to observe the Universe in novel ways. New technologies are required to make such missions possible, many years in a...
Beating the battery chill factor19 December 2016
Beating the battery chill factor19 December 2016 Maria Nestoridi, energy storage engineer I’m a battery specialist – which means that a lot of the time I am involved in battery related reviews for various satellite programmes, ensuring that the battery proposed for a specific mission is t...
Intel acquires ESA incubator company16 December 2016
Intel acquires ESA incubator company16 December 2016 There are thousands of drone companies out there, but Intel has chosen to acquire Mavinci, a start-up from one of ESA’s business incubators in Germany that has developed an easy-to-use system for land surveillance.
UN recognises 30 June as Asteroid Day07 December 2016
UN recognises 30 June as Asteroid Day07 December 2016 Today, the UN officially proclaimed 30 June – the anniversary of the most momentous asteroid impact event in recorded history – as international Asteroid Day, to raise awareness of the threat and opportunity represented by these small bodies scattered...