Key components of tree-counting Biomass radar cleared for space 16 October 2018
Key components of tree-counting Biomass radar cleared for space 16 October 2018 How many trees are there on Earth? ESA’s Biomass mission will perform a global forest survey, harnessing the longest radar wavelength to pierce through woodland canopies. New microwave transistors made with the most promising semiconductor since silic...
Public competition to sharpen views from Proba-V minisatellite12 October 2018 ESA is challenging ‘citizen scientists’ to apply the latest AI and image processing techniques to upscale images acquired by the Earth-watching Proba-V minisatellite.
Art and space debris cross trajectories at Space Waste Lab02 October 2018
Art and space debris cross trajectories at Space Waste Lab02 October 2018 There is a lot of space debris floating around our planet. Down on Earth, we hardly notice. To raise awareness, Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde has created his Space Waste Lab, including a spectacular laser light installation, on display at KAF in Almer...
See the future at ESA’s IAC Start-up Space Zone 28 September 2018
See the future at ESA’s IAC Start-up Space Zone 28 September 2018 From Lego-style satellites that plug together to robot avatars for lunar exploration, satellite maps for Arctic navigation to a DNA-analysing 'tricorder': next week 24 of planet Earth's top start-ups will showcase their cutting-edge ideas for space an...
Norway takes the lead in hybrid propulsion27 September 2018
Norway takes the lead in hybrid propulsion27 September 2018 Today, Norway’s first hybrid rocket to reach space demonstrated new hybrid propulsion technology for a cleaner, safer, more flexible method of powering small launch vehicles.
ESA technology making LA Metro a safer ride 26 September 2018
ESA technology making LA Metro a safer ride 26 September 2018 Thousands of daily passengers on the Los Angeles Metro will ride more securely with the deployment of cutting-edge ESA-patented screening technology to detect concealed weapons or explosives.