Engine burn gives Mars mission a kick28 July 2016
Engine burn gives Mars mission a kick28 July 2016 Following a lengthy firing of its powerful engine this morning, ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is on track to arrive at the Red Planet in October.
CryoSat sets new standard for measuring sea levels 26 July 2016
CryoSat sets new standard for measuring sea levels 26 July 2016 Trying to measure sea levels around rugged coastlines is not always an easy task. ESA’s CryoSat satellite is making a difference with its radar altimeter.
Return to the underwater Space Station21 July 2016
Return to the underwater Space Station21 July 2016 This year, NASA’s underwater training mission for astronauts promises to be longer and better than ever. Starting on 21 July, space agencies will test technologies and research international crew behaviour for long-duration missions using a permanent...
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.
Europe’s workhorse Sentinel ready for action13 July 2016
Europe’s workhorse Sentinel ready for action13 July 2016 Getting the bigger picture on the health of our planet drew another step closer today as Europe’s Sentinel-3A satellite was handed over to Eumetsat for operations.
CryoSat reveals recent Greenland ice loss12 July 2016
CryoSat reveals recent Greenland ice loss12 July 2016 In the most detailed picture to date, information from ESA’s CryoSat satellite reveals how melting ice in Greenland has recently contributed twice as much to sea-level rise as the prior two decades.
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.
Cyprus becomes 11th ESA European Cooperating State08 July 2016 Cyprus became the 11th country to sign the European Cooperating State Agreement, strengthening its relations with ESA.
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.
And the winner is … satellites for saving energy05 July 2016
And the winner is … satellites for saving energy05 July 2016 Improve your car’s fuel efficiency by using satellite data won this year’s ActInSpace, a hackathon weekend involving 800 people in 24 cities in 12 countries looking for everyday uses of space.