ESA heading towards removing space debris 02 June 2015
ESA heading towards removing space debris 02 June 2015 ESA’s goal of removing a derelict satellite from orbit is picking up pace, as a mission design is assembled to be put before European ministers next year for approval.
Results of droplets evaporating in hypergravity published in research paper01 June 2015 A university student team investigating the evaporation of droplets have had their results published in a professional science journal. The experiment was performed in ESA’s Large Diameter Centrifuge in ESTEC, The Netherlands, thanks to the ESA E...
Science of friction: keeping things moving in space20 May 2015 For more than four decades, an unremarkable building in an industrial estate on the edge of Warrington, UK, has played a crucial role in the success of most European space missions with moving parts – which means nearly all of them.
High-school student wins prize for ice cube experiment at ESA’s Large Diameter Centrifuge13 May 2015 High-school student Arthur Admiraal has been awarded the prestigious Hugo van Woerden Prize by the Royal Netherlands Association for Meteorology and Astronomy (KNVWS). He has been honoured for an experiment he performed in the Large Diameter Centrifug...
Proba-V maps world air traffic from space07 May 2015
Proba-V maps world air traffic from space07 May 2015 As ESA’s Proba-V works quietly on its main task of monitoring vegetation growth across Earth, the minisatellite is also picking up something from a little higher: signals from thousands of aircraft.
Perseverance paves way for wind laser 22 April 2015
Perseverance paves way for wind laser 22 April 2015 Developing new satellite instruments is always challenging, but at times more head-scratching is needed to create something truly cutting-edge. ESA’s Aeolus mission may have caused a few headaches along the way, but its wind lasers are now ready and t...