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may 03, 2017 - European Space Agency

Bricks have been 3D printed out of simulated moondust using concentrated sunlight – proving in principle that future lunar colonists could one day use the same approach to build settlements on the Moo...



april 28, 2017 - European Space Agency

Astronauts in space are valuable sources of scientific data. Researchers collect blood and urine samples to understand what effects living in weightlessness has on their bodies. For one experiment, in...



april 26, 2017 - European Space Agency

After nearly 13 years in orbit around Saturn, the international Cassini–Huygens mission is about to begin its final chapter: the spacecraft will perform a series of daring dives between the planet and...



april 21, 2017 - European Space Agency

With more than 750 000 pieces of dangerous debris now orbiting Earth, the urgent need for coordinated international action to ensure the long-term #sustainability of spaceflight is a major finding fro...



april 21, 2017 - European Space Agency

Thanks to social media and the power of citizen scientists chasing the northern lights, a new feature was discovered recently. Nobody knew what this strange ribbon of purple light was, so … it was cal...



april 18, 2017 - European Space Agency

Thanks to ESA, aircraft are using satcoms to share realtime information with other aircraft and ground stations to improve flight operations. The satcom-based Planet service, developed with ESA’s help...



april 13, 2017 - European Space Agency

With around 90% of world trade carried by ships, making sure a vessel follows the fastest route has clear economic benefits. By merging measurements from different satellites, ESA is providing key inf...



april 10, 2017 - European Space Agency

ESA’s antenna test facilities are operating at higher frequencies than ever before, helping to prepare a future instrument targeting a mystery aspect of Earth’s climate. The new (Sub)millimetre-wave S...



april 06, 2017 - European Space Agency

ESA and a team of European industrial contractors led by QinetiQ Space have finalised an agreement with Sierra Nevada Corporation for the use of Europe’s International Berthing Docking Mechanism on th...



april 04, 2017 - European Space Agency

A new processing tool has been developed to bundle information contained in large amounts of satellite data, paving the way for the wealth of Copernicus Sentinel satellite data to be more easily incor...



april 03, 2017 - European Space Agency

When his father was diagnosed with a debilitating disease four years ago, it sparked Ivo Vieira into developing a novel means of communication for people coping with extreme limitations, building on t...



march 28, 2017 - European Space Agency

Two ancient sites on Mars that hosted an abundance of water in the planet’s early history have been recommended as the final candidates for the landing site of the 2020 ExoMars rover and surface scien...



march 28, 2017 - European Space Agency

Discover our planet’s changing climate through the eyes of satellites with Climate from Space, a new digital book for iPad and Android tablets featuring interactive maps and video interviews with top ...



march 24, 2017 - European Space Agency

With the pair of Sentinel-2 satellites now in orbit, users are looking ahead to mapping global land cover at 10 m resolution.Land-cover mapping breaks down the different types of material on Earth’s s...



march 24, 2017 - European Space Agency

From 27 February to 17 March 2017, Aoife van Linden Tol, a multimedia artist working primarily with explosive media who is the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency, organised by Ars El...