Ensuring fresh air for all 20 February 2018
Ensuring fresh air for all 20 February 2018 A start-up company from an ESA business incubator is offering affordable air-quality monitors for homes, schools and businesses using technology it developed for the International Space Station.
Swarm details energetic coupling15 February 2018
Swarm details energetic coupling15 February 2018 The Sun bathes our planet in the light and heat it needs to sustain life, but it also bombards us with dangerous charged particles in solar wind. Our magnetic field largely shields from this onslaught, but like many a relationship, it’s somewhat compl...
Wind satellite survives vacuum07 February 2018
Wind satellite survives vacuum07 February 2018 ESA’s Aeolus satellite has been particularly tricky to build. One of the main stumbling blocks has been getting its lasers to work in a vacuum, but recent tests on the satellite show that the vacuum or temperature of space won’t get in the way of Aeol...
Sentinel-3B good to go02 February 2018
Sentinel-3B good to go02 February 2018 After being put through its paces to make sure it is fit for life in orbit around Earth, the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite is ready to be packed up and shipped to Russia for liftoff.
Putting everyday computer parts to space radiation test29 January 2018
Putting everyday computer parts to space radiation test29 January 2018 ESA’s next mission, the miniature GomX-4B, includes a piggyback experiment to test how well everyday commercial computer memories perform in the radiation-soaked environment of space.
European industry has its say on Galileo’s post-2020 future29 January 2018
European industry has its say on Galileo’s post-2020 future29 January 2018 With Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system is only one launch away from full global coverage, representatives of European industry gathered at ESA’s centre in the Netherlands to discuss the transition towards the future Galileo Second Gen...