Help Keep Heat on Mars Express Through Data Mining31 March 2016
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Help Keep Heat on Mars Express Through Data Mining31 March 2016 Mars Express has been orbiting the Red Planet for 12 years. While its controllers know the spacecraft inside out, additional valuable insights may well be hidden within the mounds of telemetry the mission generates – inspiring the first of ESA’s new data mining competitions, open to all.
Photon enhanced thermionic emission could enable close-Sun missions17 March 2016 Based on recent academic research performed by Schwede et al, a new concept was explored in a GSP Ariadna study on 'photon-enhanced thermionic emission'. Combining a thermionic with a photovoltaic systems could theoretically offer similar efficiencies, but now with the benefit that it can cope with much higher temperatures.
ESA's Advanced Concepts Team wins the America's Cup of Rocket Science24 September 2015 Advanced Concepts Team won the 8th edition of the Global Trajectory Optimization Competition (GTOC). The competition is also known as the America's Cup of rocket science for its prestige and its rules on the organization.