Asteroid landing systems given trial by software30 June 2017
Asteroid landing systems given trial by software30 June 2017 On screen, the cratered alien landscape hurtles ever closer – putting asteroid or planetary touchdown techniques through the most realistic simulation possible, short of actual spaceflight. A new generation of high-performance software is enabling rea...
ESA marks #Asteroid Day21 June 2017
ESA marks #Asteroid Day21 June 2017 The United Nations has declared 30 June to be International Asteroid Day, and ESA is joining other space agencies, astronauts, scientists and even rock stars for a 24-hour global telethon.
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...
Every day is Asteroid Day at ESA30 June 2016
Every day is Asteroid Day at ESA30 June 2016 ESA is participating in today’s international Asteroid Day, to mark the largest observed asteroid strike in recorded history – the 1908 airburst above Tunguska in Siberia. The Agency monitors asteroids as well as performs scientific research, not to m...
Highly impactful: 10 facts about ESA’s Asteroid Impact Mission30 June 2016 Europe’s proposed Asteroid Impact Mission is set to become humanity’s first mission to a double asteroid, and ESA’s first to a small body since Rosetta put down its lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Here are 10 key facts:
Asteroids: assessing the risk30 June 2016
Asteroids: assessing the risk30 June 2016 A thick red line snakes across Earth’s surface – a ‘risk corridor’ for the possible impact of an asteroid, based on its observed trajectory through space.