Developing a high-performance rocket motor for the Heracles mission to the Moon16 May 2019 ESA has kicked off an activity with the British-Norwegian supplier Nammo to develop a high-performance rocket motor for its lunar exploration program.
Isolation time for science09 May 2019
Isolation time for science09 May 2019 Hundreds of thousands of kilometres away from home, astronauts travelling to the Moon will have to deal with isolation and confinement. ESA is now offering European researchers an opportunity to study how an international crew will cope in simulated d...
Starting up a new cooperation for the Moon 08 May 2019
Starting up a new cooperation for the Moon 08 May 2019 European start-up PTScientists and ArianeGroup agreed today on a far-reaching cooperation for future lunar missions, in line with ESA’s goal of working with partners to return to the Moon in a sustainable way.
Guidance and navigation systems for Heracles to be designed by GMV18 April 2018 ESA is working with international partners to prepare the Heracles robotic mission to the Moon in the mid-to-late-2020s. Using the space Gateway as a halfway point, a robotic rover will scout the terrain in preparation for the future arrival of astron...
ExoMars landing platform arrives in Europe with a name21 March 2019 The platform destined to land on the Red Planet as part of the next ExoMars mission has arrived in Europe for final assembly and testing – and been given a name.