Visit Rosetta’s birthplace at Europe’s Space Hub this October02 September 2014
Visit Rosetta’s birthplace at Europe’s Space Hub this October02 September 2014 Europe’s first half-century in space is set to culminate in the first-ever landing on a comet, by ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft this November. Ahead of that milestone, Sunday 5 October marks a rare chance to tour the birthplace of Rosetta, among many other...
Call for Media: ‘Metallurgy Europe’ – investing one billion euros into metals research and manufacturing02 September 2014 European industry has decided to ‘put the pedal to the metal’, by creating the world's largest research consortium in the field of metals research and manufacturing. Media are invited to learn about the new programme in a press conference at London’s...
New-generation aircraft offer key to slimmer, smarter satellites01 September 2014
New-generation aircraft offer key to slimmer, smarter satellites01 September 2014 A new computing technique that helped boost the capabilities of commercial airliners while reducing their onboard electronics equipment is now being applied to satellites.
Dropship offers safe landings for Mars rovers03 July 2014
Dropship offers safe landings for Mars rovers03 July 2014 The dramatic conclusion to ESA’s latest StarTiger project: a ‘dropship’ quadcopter steers itself to lower a rover gently onto a safe patch of the rocky martian surface.
Closing the recycling circle27 June 2014
Closing the recycling circle27 June 2014 The International Space Station welcomes up to eight supply vessels a year bringing oxygen, water and food for the six astronauts continuously circling our planet. Building, launching, docking and unloading these spacecraft is costly and time-consumin...
Astronaut health check with single drop of blood26 June 2014
Astronaut health check with single drop of blood26 June 2014 ESA is building a prototype tester for crews on the International Space Station to provide diagnoses within a few minutes from a pinprick of blood. The ultimate device will offer rapid health checks and results for scientific research.