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ESA greenlight for UK's air-breathing rocket engine14 March 2019
ESA greenlight for UK's air-breathing rocket engine14 March 2019 The development programme of the world’s first air-breathing rocket engine has taken an additional significant step forward, which will lead to major testing milestones being undertaken within the next 18 months.
Space tech poised to make air travel greener and more efficient13 March 2019 Passengers travelling through busy airports should soon face fewer delays and have a lower environmental impact, thanks to efforts to use airspace more efficiently. The Iris programme seeks to equip aircraft with satellite-based data communication li...
Gateway to the Moon11 March 2019
Gateway to the Moon11 March 2019 The International Space Station partners have endorsed plans to continue the development of the Gateway, an outpost around the Moon that will act as a base to support both robots and astronauts exploring the lunar surface.
ESA helps business fly in space10 March 2019
ESA helps business fly in space10 March 2019 New ‘cubesat’ technology and falling launch costs mean that businesses, universities and other organisations are increasingly able to launch their own small satellites. Now ESA is offering facilities and know-how to help them fly.
Help shape ESA’s space science programme04 March 2019
Help shape ESA’s space science programme04 March 2019 How did our Milky Way galaxy form? How do black holes grow? What is the origin of our Solar System? Are there other worlds capable of hosting life? These are some of the questions our current science missions are designed to address. But what do you t...
Fit for Mars28 February 2019
Fit for Mars28 February 2019 Rovers are versatile explorers on the surface of other planets, but they do need some training before setting off. A model of Rosalind Franklin rover that will be sent to Mars in 2021 is scouting the Atacama Desert, in Chile, following commands from m...