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.
Thomas Pesquet on a new underwater lunar adventure20 August 2019
Thomas Pesquet on a new underwater lunar adventure20 August 2019 Over the next two weeks ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronaut Drew Feustel and Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai will take part in a new NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) mission off the coast of California, USA, to assess co...
All instruments onboard Rosalind Franklin rover 20 August 2019
All instruments onboard Rosalind Franklin rover 20 August 2019 The full suite of scientific instruments, including cameras that will give us our eyes on Mars, the drill that will retrieve pristine soil samples from below the surface, and the onboard laboratory that will seek out signs of life are all installed on...
A space cocktail of science, bubbles and sounds19 August 2019
A space cocktail of science, bubbles and sounds19 August 2019 The International Space Station was again the stage for novel European science and routine operations during the first half of August. Plenty of action in the form of bubbles and sounds added to the mix in the run-up to a spacewalk and the comings and...
To boldly go, again 15 August 2019
To boldly go, again 15 August 2019 The award-winning Space Rocks returns to the indigo at The O2 in London on 21 September for another celebration of space science and engineering, along with the art, music and science fiction inspired by it, presented by Twin V Ltd in association with...
The first DJ in space14 August 2019
The first DJ in space14 August 2019 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano made space (and music) history on 13 August when he broadcast the first DJ music set from orbit, performing to an audience of over 3000 people as part of the BigCityBeats WORLD CLUB DOME Cruise Edition.
Dark meets light on Mars08 August 2019
Dark meets light on Mars08 August 2019 ESA’s Mars Express has captured the cosmic contrast of Terra Cimmeria, a region in the southern highlands of Mars marked by impact craters, water-carved valleys, and sand and dust in numerous chocolate and caramel hues.
EDRS-C successfully launched06 August 2019
EDRS-C successfully launched06 August 2019 The second satellite to join the constellation that forms the European Data Relay System (EDRS) has been successfully launched. The satellite was launched on board an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on 6 August at 21:30 CES...
Two weeks of science and Beyond05 August 2019
Two weeks of science and Beyond05 August 2019 Over two weeks have flown by since ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was launched to the International Space Station for his second six-month stay in orbit. His arrival, alongside NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and Roscosmos Soyuz commander Alexander Skvorts...
CryoSat conquers ice on Arctic lakes05 August 2019
CryoSat conquers ice on Arctic lakes05 August 2019 The rapidly changing climate in the Arctic is not only linked to melting glaciers and declining sea ice, but also to thinning ice on lakes. The presence of lake ice can be easily monitored by imaging sensors and standard satellite observations, but no...
Asteroid's surprise close approach illustrates need for more eyes on the sky02 August 2019 On 25 July, an asteroid the size of a football field flew by Earth, coming within 65 000 km of our planet’s surface during its closest approach – about one fifth of the distance to the Moon.
Space data relay system shows its speed01 August 2019
Space data relay system shows its speed01 August 2019 A satellite network that can zoom in on ships at sea and check for oil spills in almost real time has demonstrated its capabilities at a high-level international event in Brussels.