Andrea Milani (1948–2018)29 November 2018
Andrea Milani (1948–2018)29 November 2018 Today ESA’s Hera and NEO teams mourn the loss of Italian mathematician and astronomer Andrea Milani, a leading figure in Europe’s space science community.
Berlin museum hosts meeting on Europe’s next asteroid mission13 November 2018
Berlin museum hosts meeting on Europe’s next asteroid mission13 November 2018 Space engineers and asteroid experts from across Europe and beyond will gather at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin this week to discuss plans for ‘bonus’ science resulting from humankind’s first spacecraft to explore a binary asteroid system – ESA’...
ESA choosing CubeSat companions for Hera asteroid mission25 September 2018
ESA choosing CubeSat companions for Hera asteroid mission25 September 2018 As the world marvels at the hopping mini-rovers deployed on asteroid Ryugu by Japan’s Hayabusa2, ESA is due to decide on the CubeSats planned for delivery to a binary asteroid system by its proposed Hera mission.
Germany’s OHB to bring ESA’s Hera asteroid mission to next level10 August 2018 ESA’s proposed Hera mission, humankind’s first visit to a binary asteroid system, is set to undergo detailed study led by OHB System AG in Germany.
Spinning-top asteroids, from Rosetta to Hayabusa2 – and maybe Hera18 July 2018 As Japan’s Hayabusa2 drew closer to its target Ryugu asteroid, a strange new planetoid came into view – but one with a somewhat familiar shape. This distinct ‘spinning top’ asteroid class has been seen repeatedly in recent years, and might give a fore...
Asteroid Day live from Luxembourg28 June 2018
Asteroid Day live from Luxembourg28 June 2018 The world’s first 48-hour webcast about asteroids and their place in space will begin at 12:00 CEST, on Friday, 29 June 2018. Kicking off this exciting event, physicist, science advocate and former rock star Brian Cox will host the first 6-hour segmen...