StarTiger rapid autofocus for eyes in sky07 March 2014
StarTiger rapid autofocus for eyes in sky07 March 2014 These days, even the humblest smartphone camera comes with autofocus, stopping users snapping blurred images. Now ESA’s latest StarTiger team has developed a comparable system for space missions.
Catching signals from a speeding satellite07 March 2014
Catching signals from a speeding satellite07 March 2014 Soaring high above Earth as they speed through space, satellites are difficult targets to track. Now a new approach developed in Europe is helping ground stations to acquire signals faster and more accurately than ever before.
Planet hunter sharpens eye surgery 24 February 2014
Planet hunter sharpens eye surgery 24 February 2014 Physicians in the Netherlands have turned to expertise from a planet-hunting telescope to steady their surgical microscope and save the sight of people threatened by blindness.
Sharp-eyed Proba-V works around the clock18 February 2014
Sharp-eyed Proba-V works around the clock18 February 2014 More than 5000 images, 65 daily global maps and six 10-day global syntheses, plus a quick peek at the Olympics: in its first two months of work, the vegetation-monitoring Proba-V minisatellite has yielded a valuable harvest for around a hundred scient...
Alphasat’s pioneering high-frequency hosted payload set for experiments21 January 2014 European scientists can now begin probing unexplored frequencies, as mega telecom satellite Alphasat’s ‘Aldo Paraboni Q/V Band’ hosted payload has been given the green light to begin experiments.
Safer train journey by space tech 17 January 2014
Safer train journey by space tech 17 January 2014 Good train brakes are crucial for safe rail journeys. In Germany, they are now checked daily using advanced technology that helps spacecraft return safely to Earth.