ESA choosing CubeSat companions for Hera asteroid mission25 September 2018
ESA choosing CubeSat companions for Hera asteroid mission25 September 2018 As the world marvels at the hopping mini-rovers deployed on asteroid Ryugu by Japan’s Hayabusa2, ESA is due to decide on the CubeSats planned for delivery to a binary asteroid system by its proposed Hera mission.
Germany’s OHB to bring ESA’s Hera asteroid mission to next level10 August 2018 ESA’s proposed Hera mission, humankind’s first visit to a binary asteroid system, is set to undergo detailed study led by OHB System AG in Germany.
Spinning-top asteroids, from Rosetta to Hayabusa2 – and maybe Hera18 July 2018 As Japan’s Hayabusa2 drew closer to its target Ryugu asteroid, a strange new planetoid came into view – but one with a somewhat familiar shape. This distinct ‘spinning top’ asteroid class has been seen repeatedly in recent years, and might give a fore...
Asteroid Day live from Luxembourg28 June 2018
Asteroid Day live from Luxembourg28 June 2018 The world’s first 48-hour webcast about asteroids and their place in space will begin at 12:00 CEST, on Friday, 29 June 2018. Kicking off this exciting event, physicist, science advocate and former rock star Brian Cox will host the first 6-hour segmen...
Asteroid Day - ready for delivery26 June 2018
Asteroid Day - ready for delivery26 June 2018 In a unique cooperation between ESA, Asteroid Day and Luxembourg Post, a limited edition set of first-day stamps and postcards is being released for this year’s Asteroid Day.
Earth’s first mission to a binary asteroid, for planetary defence25 June 2018 Planning for humankind’s first mission to a binary asteroid system has entered its next engineering phase. ESA’s proposed Hera mission would also be Europe’s contribution to an ambitious planetary defence experiment.