Speeding up cancer screening18 October 2017
Speeding up cancer screening18 October 2017 Delivering breast cancer screening results in a day instead of today’s standard two weeks is being proposed by an ESA incubator start-up company using paperless technology and online image transfers. Screening vans are already on the streets.
Space2Health: the hackathon17 October 2017
Space2Health: the hackathon17 October 2017 What better way to show your love of science than entering a hackathon? Organised by the Merck science and technology company, alongside ESA, the Space2Health hackathon recently attracted a set of talented individuals who crunched numbers in a 24-hour...
Webcam on Mars Express surveys high-altitude clouds17 October 2017
Webcam on Mars Express surveys high-altitude clouds17 October 2017 An unprecedented catalogue of more than 21 000 images taken by a webcam on ESA’s Mars Express is proving its worth as a science instrument, providing a global survey of unusual high-altitude cloud features on the Red Planet.
ESA role in Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite17 October 2017
ESA role in Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite17 October 2017 Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite has reached its final working orbit above the Pacific Ocean. Eutelsat-172B, built for Eutelsat by Airbus, carries new technologies developed through ESA-led projects, including fully articulated thruster a...
Integral sees blast travelling with gravitational waves16 October 2017
Integral sees blast travelling with gravitational waves16 October 2017 ESA’s Integral satellite recently played a crucial role in discovering the flash of gamma rays linked to the gravitational waves released by the collision of two neutron stars.
ESA takes the reins of the Disasters Charter16 October 2017
ESA takes the reins of the Disasters Charter16 October 2017 When disaster strikes, a group of international space agencies pools its resources and expertise to support relief efforts on the ground. For the next six months, ESA will be leading the International Charter Space and Major Disasters as it brings inf...
Sentinel-5P: satellite in excellent health16 October 2017
Sentinel-5P: satellite in excellent health16 October 2017 Launched last week, Europe’s Sentinel-5P satellite – the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring the air we breathe – is in excellent health.
Air quality-monitoring satellite in orbit13 October 2017
Air quality-monitoring satellite in orbit13 October 2017 The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel‑5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.
Rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C is cast for testing13 October 2017
Rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C is cast for testing13 October 2017 The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.
Asteroid Luca12 October 2017
Asteroid Luca12 October 2017 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has been on Earth since his mission to the International Space Station in 2013, but “Lucaparmitano” is now back in space thanks to an Italian astronomer.
Secrets of hidden ice canyons revealed11 October 2017
Secrets of hidden ice canyons revealed11 October 2017 We are all aware that Antarctica’s ice shelves are thinning, but recently scientists have also discovered huge canyons cutting through the underbelly of these shelves, potentially making them even more fragile. Thanks to the CryoSat and Sentinel-1 mis...
New crew and new research in Antarctica10 October 2017
New crew and new research in Antarctica10 October 2017 The Concordia research station in Antarctica is a place of extremes: for nine months no supplies can be delivered, the nearest living beings are 600 km away at the Russian Vostok station, and the Sun does not rise above the horizon for four months in...