ExoMars parachute progress15 October 2019
ExoMars parachute progress15 October 2019 Positive steps towards solving the problems discovered with the ExoMars mission parachutes have been taken in the last month to keep on track for the July-August 2020 launch window.
Luca powers up for a spacewalk10 October 2019
Luca powers up for a spacewalk10 October 2019 This article was updated 16 October 2019 following changes to the October spacewalk schedule. European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano is expected to step out into space for his first spacewalk of the Beyond mission in November, but befo...
Call for innovation to advance Europe’s lab in space10 October 2019
Call for innovation to advance Europe’s lab in space10 October 2019 The International Space Station is open for business and ESA is calling on industry to help extend the capabilities of Europe’s Columbus laboratory to support science and technology in space beyond 2024.
River relic spied by Mars Express10 October 2019
River relic spied by Mars Express10 October 2019 Mars may seem to be an alien world, but many of its features look eerily familiar – such as this ancient, dried-up river system that stretches out for nearly 700 kilometres across the surface, making it one of the longest valley networks on the planet.
Astronauts and citizens team up against light pollution 09 October 2019
Astronauts and citizens team up against light pollution 09 October 2019 For an astronaut looking out of the International Space Station windows, city lights are brighter than the stars. To tackle light pollution citizen scientists are urged to help map out the problem on their smartphones by identifying images of cities t...
Exoplanet and cosmology discoveries awarded Nobel Prize in Physics08 October 2019 ESA congratulates 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics laureates Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, who have been awarded the prestigious prize for the first discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star, and James Peebles, honoured for the theoretical fra...
Can oceans turn the tide on the climate crisis?08 October 2019
Can oceans turn the tide on the climate crisis?08 October 2019 As we pump more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the world is warming at an alarming rate, with devastating consequences. While our vast oceans are helping to take the heat out of climate change, new research shows that they are absorbing a lot m...
Controlling robots across oceans and space – no magic required02 October 2019 This Autumn is seeing a number of experiments controlling robots from afar, with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano directing a robot in The Netherlands and engineers in Germany controlling a rover in Canada.
Playmobil go above and beyond with ESA’s Luca Parmitano01 October 2019
Playmobil go above and beyond with ESA’s Luca Parmitano01 October 2019 Playmobil figures are enjoyed by millions of children around the world, but now two very special figures, in the likeness of ESA’s Luca Parmitano, are flying around Earth with the astronaut himself.
Full house for space science30 September 2019
Full house for space science30 September 2019 Three newcomers and two spacecraft make a full house in space. The population of the International Space Station rose to nine last week while European science focused on bone loss, time perception and routine maintenance.
Ariane 6’s core engine completes qualification tests27 September 2019
Ariane 6’s core engine completes qualification tests27 September 2019 Ariane 6, Europe's next-generation launch vehicle, has passed another key development milestone. Its Vulcain 2.1 liquid-fuelled engine has now completed its qualification testing, which means combined tests can now begin.
Fly your experiment to the Space Station with Bioreactor Express Service26 September 2019 ESA is partnering with Kayser Italia to offer the Kubik facility on the International Space Station to commercial customers. The new Bioreactor Express Service allows users to conduct experiments in weightlessness.