AI challenged to stave off collisions in space09 October 2019
AI challenged to stave off collisions in space09 October 2019 ESA is challenging machine learning experts to help forecast and prevent collisions in space. The Agency’s Advanced Concepts Team and Space Debris Office have come together to set up the latest in a series of AI-themed competitions based on actual spa...
Controlling robots across oceans and space – no magic required02 October 2019 This Autumn is seeing a number of experiments controlling robots from afar, with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano directing a robot in The Netherlands and engineers in Germany controlling a rover in Canada.
ESA leads drive into our 5G positioning future01 October 2019
ESA leads drive into our 5G positioning future01 October 2019 A pair of testbed vehicles went out on the road in Germany to simulate the way we are all likely to be using 5G positioning services in the future. The field test focused on assessing the performance of highly-precise ‘hybrid’ satellite/terrestrial po...
New maps of Earth from reflected satnav, invented at ESA20 September 2019
New maps of Earth from reflected satnav, invented at ESA20 September 2019 Your phone or satnav receiver routinely picks up signals from navigation satellites in order to tell you precisely where you are. But have you ever thought what happens to those satnav signals afterwards? A foresighted ESA inventor had the idea of usi...
Driving diamond into asteroid dust helps model planetary defence test19 September 2019 A trio of dust grains retrieved from an asteroid by Japan’s Hayabusa mission have helped model a grand-scale planetary defence experiment that could one day save Earth.
ESA offers insights on EU's regulations on chemicals10 September 2019
ESA offers insights on EU's regulations on chemicals10 September 2019 ESA is offering space and non-space based industry the opportunity to learn more about the EU’s evolving environmental legislation such as REACH, which limits the use of potentially harmful chemicals to safeguard the environment and Europe’s citizens.