New lab for advanced manufacturing techniques and materials19 July 2016 ESA’s latest technical laboratory, inaugurated today by Director General Jan Woerner, will help to understand the capabilities of 3D printing and other advanced manufacturing techniques for future space missions.
Active tracking of astronaut rad-exposures targeted19 July 2016 Radiation is an invisible hazard of spaceflight, but a new monitoring system for ESA astronauts gives a realtime snapshot of their exposure. The results will guide researchers preparing for deep-space missions to come.
Chilly summer for Sentinel-2B18 July 2016
Chilly summer for Sentinel-2B18 July 2016 While most of us may be looking forward to spending some time in the sunshine this summer, the Sentinel-2B satellite is being subjected to the extreme cold of space to make sure it is fit for life in orbit.
ESA commits to next stage of UK revolutionary rocket engine 12 July 2016 The UK’s Farnborough airshow today saw ESA’s commitment to the next step in developing a revolutionary air-breathing rocket engine that could begin test firings in about four years.
Setting a satellite to catch a satellite08 July 2016
Setting a satellite to catch a satellite08 July 2016 The target is set: a large derelict satellite currently silently tumbling its way through low orbit. If all goes to plan, in 2023 it will vanish – and efforts against space debris will have made a giant leap forward.
Registration open for October’s ESA Open Day in the Netherlands02 July 2016 Registration has now opened for ESA’s annual Open Day in the Netherlands on Sunday, 2 October – the chance for everyone to visit ESA’s technical heart.