Seeking innovative ideas for exploring lunar caves21 August 2019
Seeking innovative ideas for exploring lunar caves21 August 2019 How would you design a system to detect, map and explore caves on the Moon? Our latest hunt for ideas is seeking novel initiatives that address this question.
Enhancing satnav for Arctic voyagers01 August 2019
Enhancing satnav for Arctic voyagers01 August 2019 Melting sea ice means that parts of the Arctic are becoming increasingly ice-free, allowing ships to travel between Northern Europe and Asia through the Arctic ocean. This reduces journey times, but the routes are remote and moving ice can make the tr...
Powering the future with lunar soil18 July 2019
Powering the future with lunar soil18 July 2019 Building a lunar base would be one of the next logical steps in our exploration of the Solar System, but the survival of a future crew depends on access to a reliable source of energy. An ESA Discovery & Preparation study explored how lunar regoli...
Upside-down 3D-printed skin and bone, for humans to Mars09 July 2019 3D printing human tissue could help keep astronauts healthy all the way to Mars. An ESA project has produced its first bioprinted skin and bone samples.
ESA launches Nebula of Space Studies03 July 2019
ESA launches Nebula of Space Studies03 July 2019 ESA's new knowledge bank of Discovery & Preparation studies – the Nebula Library – will help the European space community advance further into the realm of space research and technology.
Going… going… gone! Why we could soon be using auctions to download satellite data24 June 2019 With the increasing demand for global telecommunications coverage, constellations consisting of hundreds to thousands of satellites are becoming a reality. But how can satellite operators cope with so many spacecraft at once? A recent ESA Discovery &a...