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Astronomy / Space Science - 15:32
December comet brings back Rosetta memories
December comet brings back Rosetta memories
ESA ESA Science Rosetta A special visitor is crossing the sky: Comet 46P/Wirtanen, sighted with telescopes and binoculars in recent weeks, is on the way to its closest approach to Earth this weekend, when it might become visible to the naked eye.

Astronomy / Space Science - 09:30
Laser-pointing system could help tiny satellites transmit data to Earth
Laser-pointing system could help tiny satellites transmit data to Earth
Platform offers the precision that shoebox-sized CubeSats need to beam down hefty data packets. A new laser-pointing platform developed at MIT may help launch miniature satellites into the high-rate data game.

Astronomy / Space Science - Health - 13.12.2018
An astronaut returns to Earth
An astronaut returns to Earth
ESA Human Spaceflight Astronauts International Space Station Research Exploration 13 December 2018 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will return to Earth alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopiev on 20 December.

Astronomy / Space Science - 12.12.2018

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 10.12.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 07.12.2018
NASA’s TEMPO Air Pollution Space Sensor Completed
The Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument, an Earth science space instrument that will measure air pollution over North America, has successfully completed development by Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp.

Astronomy / Space Science - 07.12.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - 06.12.2018
Ariane 6 on the way to flight
Ariane 6 on the way to flight
ESA Space Transportation Launch vehicles Europe's Spaceport New Technologies Space Rider 6 December 2018 This has been an intense year for Ariane 6 development, with progress boosted across Europe: p

Astronomy / Space Science - 06.12.2018
Learning from lunar lights
Learning from lunar lights
ESA Operations Ground Systems Engineering Space Debris SSA Ground stations ESOC Clean Space ESA > Our Activities > Operations > Space Situational Awareness 6 December 2018 Every few hours obser

Astronomy / Space Science - Pharmacology - 06.12.2018
Blast off for first UK-led experiment on the International Space Station
UK-led research is taking place on the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time, following a successful launch from Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral in the US. An experiment using microscopic nematode worms involving teams of scientists from the Universities of Nottingham, Exeter and Lancaster was among a shipment of cargo and scientific investigations to be delivered to the ISS by the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following the launch by the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 6.16 pm (UK time) on Wednesday 5 December.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 05.12.2018
BepiColombo now firing on all cylinders
BepiColombo now firing on all cylinders
ESA Operations Ground Systems Engineering Space Debris SSA Ground stations ESOC Clean Space 5 December 2018 BepiColombo, the joint ESA/JAXA spacecraft on a mission to Mercury, is now firing its thrusters for the first time in flight. On Sunday, BepiColombo carried out the first successful manoeuver using two of its four electric propulsion thrusters.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science / Telecom - 05.12.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - 04.12.2018

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 04.12.2018
First 'piggyback' kit for monitoring space weather launched
First ’piggyback’ kit for monitoring space weather launched
Tiny sensors for measuring the Earth's space weather environment have launched today attached to a South Korean satellite.

Astronomy / Space Science - 04.12.2018
Topping Off a Telescope with New Tools to Explore Dark Energy
Key components of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument are installed after months of planning, prep work In this time-lapse video, crews at the Mayall Telescope near Tucson, Arizona, lift and install the top-end components for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, or DESI.

Astronomy / Space Science - 04.12.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 04.12.2018
Reaching for the stars: 50 years of space astronomy
The year is 1968. The Tet Offensive marks the turning point in the Vietnam War. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy are assassinated. Apollo 8 orbits the moon. And in December, the world's first autonomous space-based astronomical observatory, OAO-2 sweeps into orbit and helps set the stage for a new era of astronomy.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 29.11.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - Business / Economics - 29.11.2018
Lift off for Pioneering nanosats
Lift off for Pioneering nanosats
ESA Telecommunications & Integrated Applications EDRS ESA > Our Activities > Telecommunications & Integrated Applications 29 November 2018 The first 'Pioneer' mission lifted off early this mornin

Astronomy / Space Science - 27.11.2018
First Mars program director Scott Hubbard on InSight
Hubbard was right next to mission control for the landing of InSight on Mars. Here's what he thinks about NASA's latest deep-space triumph and the special satellites that accompanied it.

Astronomy / Space Science - 27.11.2018
Marsquake sensor lands safely on Red Planet
A Marsquake detector designed in part by Imperial engineers is set to help reveal Mars' inner structure.

Astronomy / Space Science - Life Sciences - 27.11.2018
Two UChicago scientists elected AAAS fellows
Faculty honored for 'distinguished contributions' to neuroscience, understanding of solar system UChicago scientists Andrew Davis and Ruth Anne Eatock were named 2018 fellows of the  American Association for the Advancement of Science on Nov.

Astronomy / Space Science - 26.11.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - 23.11.2018
ESA lends a hand at Mars
ESA lends a hand at Mars
ESA Operations Ground Systems Engineering Space Debris SSA Ground stations ESOC Clean Space 23 November 2018 The Red Planet will receive its first new resident in six years on Monday when NASA's InSight lander touches down, aiming to investigate the Martian interior.

Astronomy / Space Science - 23.11.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - Transport - 23.11.2018
Focus on Vega developments
Focus on Vega developments
ESA Space Transportation Launch vehicles Europe's Spaceport New Technologies Space Rider 23 November 2018 Vega is proving its reliability.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 22.11.2018
Shaping the surface of Mars with water, wind and ice
Shaping the surface of Mars with water, wind and ice
ESA ESA Science Mars Express ESA's Mars Express has imaged an intriguing part of the Red Planet's surface: a rocky, fragmented, furrowed escarpment lying at the boundary of the northern and southern hemisphere.

Astronomy / Space Science - Transport - 21.11.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 19.11.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - 19.11.2018

Computer Science / Telecom - Astronomy / Space Science - 15.11.2018
Space making the virtual a reality
Space making the virtual a reality
ESA Telecommunications & Integrated Applications EDRS ESA > Our Activities > Telecommunications & Integrated Applications 15 November 2018 What do astronauts, Pokémon, wildlife park rangers and surgeons all have in common? The answer is virtual and augmented reality, or VR and AR.

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.11.2018
JPL News: NASA Learns More about Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua
JPL News: NASA Learns More about Interstellar Visitor ’Oumuamua
In November 2017, scientists pointed  NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope  toward the object known as 'Oumuamua-the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system.

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.11.2018
JPL News: NASA Learns More about Insterstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua
JPL News: NASA Learns More about Insterstellar Visitor ’Oumuamua
In November 2017, scientists pointed  NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope  toward the object known as 'Oumuamua-the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system.

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 12.11.2018
Week kicks off
ESA Observing the Earth Understanding Our Planet Securing Our Environment Benefiting Our Economy 12 November 2018 With satellites delivering a mindboggling amount of data about our planet along with

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 09.11.2018
Oxia Planum favoured for ExoMars surface mission
Oxia Planum favoured for ExoMars surface mission
ESA Space Science ExoMars 9 November 2018 The ExoMars Landing Site Selection Working Group has recommended Oxia Planum as the landing site for the ESA-Roscosmos rover and surface science platform that will launch to the Red Planet in 2020. The proposal will be reviewed internally by ESA and Roscosmos with an official confirmation expected mid-2019.

Astronomy / Space Science - 07.11.2018
Touch down: European module arrives at Kennedy Space Center
Touch down: European module arrives at Kennedy Space Center
ESA Human Spaceflight Orion After a 24-hour journey from Bremen, Germany with stops in Hamburg and Portsmouth, USA, the European Service Module landed yesterday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Astronomy / Space Science - 07.11.2018
Europe's third polar-orbiting weather satellite lofted into orbit
Europe’s third polar-orbiting weather satellite lofted into orbit
ESA Observing the Earth MetOp The third MetOp satellite, MetOp-C, has been launched on a Soyuz rocket from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana to continue the provision of data for weather forecasting from polar orbit.

Astronomy / Space Science - 05.11.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - 05.11.2018
A call for the cold
A call for the cold
ESA Human Spaceflight Concordia As the Northern hemisphere starts to feel the cold winter approaching, research stations in Antarctica are emerging from their long dark winter and awaiting the arrival of fresh supplies after living months in isolation.

Astronomy / Space Science - 05.11.2018
ESA rocks space weather
ESA rocks space weather
ESA Operations Ground Systems Engineering Space Debris SSA Ground stations ESOC Clean Space This week, to coincide with the fifteenth annual European Space Weather Week, ESA is celebrating the dynamic phenomenon of space weather.

Astronomy / Space Science - 02.11.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - 31.10.2018
Counting down to MetOp-C
Counting down to MetOp-C
ESA Operations Ground Systems Engineering Space Debris SSA Ground stations ESOC Clean Space 31 October 2018 Teams at ESA's European Space Operations Centre in Germany have been training for months in

Astronomy / Space Science - 30.10.2018
Goodbye Europe, hello Moon: European Module ships soon
Goodbye Europe, hello Moon: European Module ships soon
ESA Human Spaceflight Orion 30 October 2018 The European Service Module that will power and propel the Orion spacecraft on its first mission around the Moon will ship early next week from Bremen to the United States.

Astronomy / Space Science - 30.10.2018
Minds over dark matter: A multisensory journey around the galaxy
Minds over dark matter: A multisensory journey around the galaxy
University of Sussex academics are helping to bring the feel and smell of deep space to one of Britain's best-loved educational institutions.

Innovation / Technology - Astronomy / Space Science - 25.10.2018
ESA ministerial Council sets the stage for the future
Bern, 25.10.2018 - The State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation Mauro Dell'Ambrogio participated in the ESA's Intermediate Ministerial Meeting in Madrid today.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 25.10.2018
Mars Express keeps an eye on curious cloud
Mars Express keeps an eye on curious cloud
ESA ESA Science Mars Express 25 October 2018 Since 13 September, ESA's Mars Express has been observing the evolution of an elongated cloud formation hovering in the vicinity of the 20 km-high Arsia Mons volcano, close to the planet's equator.
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