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Astronomy / Space Science - 15.04.2019
UQ rocketeers rocketing ahead
UQ rocketeers rocketing ahead
Experiments furthering humanity's ambitions in space are to be launched later this week by University of Queensland students.

Astronomy / Space Science - 12.04.2019
Rocket break-up provides rare chance to test debris formation
Rocket break-up provides rare chance to test debris formation
12 April 2019 The discarded 'upper stage' from a rocket launched almost ten years ago has recently crumbled to pieces. "Leaving a trail of debris in its wake, this fragmentation event provides space debris experts with a rare opportunity to test their understanding of such hugely important processes", explains Tim Flohrer, ESA's Senior Space Debris Monitoring Expert.

Astronomy / Space Science - 12.04.2019
Mandelbaum Elected Spokesperson for LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration
Carnegie Mellon University Associate Professor of Physics Rachel Mandelbaum has been elected as the spokesperson for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope's (LSST) Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC).

Astronomy / Space Science - 12.04.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 11.04.2019
Stars and stories: UW astronomer Emily Levesque gathering material for book on 'true tales of observational astronomy'
Stars and stories: UW astronomer Emily Levesque gathering material for book on ’true tales of observational astronomy’
A bear in a hallway, a tarantula on a wall, a man attacking a telescope with a gun, lightning strikes, mountain living - so many stories.

Astronomy / Space Science - 11.04.2019

Music - Astronomy / Space Science - 11.04.2019
How many senses do we have? Teju Cole says the answer is complicated
Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching. Ask anyone around you to name the senses, and they would almost certainly pick those five definitions-ones that trace back through centuries of Western thinking.

Astronomy / Space Science - 11.04.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - 11.04.2019
Europe's institutions consider using Ariane 6 and Vega-C
Europe’s institutions consider using Ariane 6 and Vega-C
11 April 2019 ESA and Arianespace are giving full support to European institutional customers to launch their missions on Ariane 6 and Vega-C.

Astronomy / Space Science - Materials Science - 05.04.2019
ExoMars carrier module prepares for final pre-launch testing
ExoMars carrier module prepares for final pre-launch testing
5 April 2019 The module that will carry the ExoMars rover and surface science platform from Earth to Mars has arrived in Italy for final integration preparations.

Astronomy / Space Science - 05.04.2019
BepiColombo is ready for its long cruise
BepiColombo is ready for its long cruise
5 April 2019 Following a series of tests conducted in space over the past five months, the ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission has successfully completed its near-Earth commissioning phase and is now ready

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 05.04.2019
A decade-long quest to build an ecosystem in a room
A decade-long quest to build an ecosystem in a room
5 April 2019 Yesterday the MELiSSA pilot plant at the University of Barcelona celebrated 10 years spent demonstrating the ideal technologies to recycle waste from space missions into air, water and food. As astronauts explore farther into our Solar System, there will be a need to reduce the reliance on supplies brought from Earth.

Astronomy / Space Science - Health - 05.04.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 05.04.2019
How a startup plans to clean up space
How a startup plans to clean up space
Engineers working on the CleanSpace One project at EPFL's Space Center have come up with a way of capturing and destroying the space debris that has built up over 60 years of low-orbit activities. That team has now founded a startup, ClearSpace, to further develop and market the technology. Since 2012, engineers at EPFL's Space Center have been hard at work on a new junk-clearing satellite to capture debris orbiting the earth.

Astronomy / Space Science - 04.04.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 03.04.2019
ESA boosts startup to the Moon
ESA boosts startup to the Moon
3 April 2019 European Space Agency operations specialists are helping flight planners at new European space startup PTScientists , headquartered in Berlin, pilot their way to the Moon.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 03.04.2019
LIGO resumes gravitational wave search after upgrades
LIGO resumes gravitational wave search after upgrades
With some Stanford-led upgrades, the gravitational wave detector LIGO is back online after a year of work. It's now more sensitive than ever to spacetime ripples and will be joined by other detectors around the world. After more than a year-long hiatus, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is back online and more sensitive than ever to the tiny ripples in spacetime generated when black holes and dead stars collide.

Astronomy / Space Science - 02.04.2019
ESA and DLR in joint study to support deep space missions
ESA and DLR in joint study to support deep space missions
2 April 2019 An existing deep-space dish antenna at the DLR Weilheim site, near Munich, may offer an almost-readymade solution to the problem of providing sufficient ground station capacity to support ESA's current and future deep-space exploration missions.

Innovation / Technology - Astronomy / Space Science - 02.04.2019
ESA's 'Cubesat central' for smaller missions into space
ESA’s ’Cubesat central’ for smaller missions into space
2 April 2019 ESA has set up a dedicated unit to work on the standardised nanosatellites called 'CubeSats', teaming up with European companies to develop low-cost technology-testing missions. Missions in preparation include a double CubeSat to test rendezvous and docking techniques, and one to explore near-Earth asteroids.

Astronomy / Space Science - 01.04.2019
It takes a team
It takes a team
1 April 2019 Look again at that Space Station. That's there. That's home for a crew of six astronauts.

Astronomy / Space Science - 29.03.2019
Exoplanet satellite ready
Exoplanet satellite ready
ESA's Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, was recently declared ready to fly after completing a series of final spacecraft tests.

Astronomy / Space Science - 28.03.2019
ESA and NASA to team up on lunar science
ESA and NASA to team up on lunar science
ESA Director of Human and Robotic Exploration, David Parker, and Associate Administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen, signed a Statement of Intent to coordinate joint science research about the Moon and identify opportunities for lunar mission cooperation.

Astronomy / Space Science - Mechanical Engineering - 25.03.2019
More efficient satellite launch platform on the horizon
More efficient satellite launch platform on the horizon
An efficient and cost-effective satellite launch platform could soon be a reality in Australia thanks to a world first engine that's being developed by University of Sydney combustion experts. As part of a global industry research project, combustion experts from the University of Sydney's School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering are one step closer to developing a more efficient and cost-effective access to space platform for satellite launches.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 22.03.2019
Water in space
Water in space
Did you know that up to 80% of the water on the International Space Station is recycled? Astronauts living and working 400 km above our planet might prefer not to think about it, but the water they d

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 22.03.2019
Satellites key to addressing water scarcity
Satellites key to addressing water scarcity
Today is World Water Day, but with millions of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe struggling to cope in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, the notion of water shortages may not be at the forefront of our minds right now.

Astronomy / Space Science - Health - 20.03.2019
Lecture to explore the hunt for other worlds, life on other planets
The number of confirmed planets beyond our solar system, or exoplanets, now nears 4,000. Citizen scientists have joined the search and recently helped discover an exoplanet in the "habitable zone," the range of distances from a star where liquid water may exist on a planet's surface.

Astronomy / Space Science - Materials Science - 20.03.2019
Mercury bound
Mercury bound
Another European Space Agency (ESA) satellite was launched last October: BepiColombo who is heading for Mercury - with Empa technology on board.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 20.03.2019
ExoMars landing platform arrives in Europe with a name
ExoMars landing platform arrives in Europe with a name
The platform destined to land on the Red Planet as part of the next ExoMars mission has arrived in Europe for final assembly and testing - and been given a name.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 19.03.2019
Tackling the risks from outer space
Space is a risky place. Our planet faces a number of potential threats from asteroids and comets to the impact of space weather on vital technologies.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 15.03.2019
Fermilab, partners break ground on particle accelerator to study ghostly particles, new forces
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory  Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory officially broke ground March 15 on a major new particle accelerator project that will power cutting-edge physics experiments for many decades to come.

Astronomy / Space Science - 15.03.2019
ESA's Hera asteroid mission borrows eyes of NASA's Dawn
ESA’s Hera asteroid mission borrows eyes of NASA’s Dawn
The mission to the smallest asteroid ever explored will employ the same main camera as the mission to the largest asteroids of all.

Astronomy / Space Science - Mechanical Engineering - 14.03.2019
ESA green light for UK's air-breathing rocket engine
ESA green light for UK’s air-breathing rocket engine
The development programme of the world's first air-breathing rocket engine has taken an additional significant step forward, which will lead to major testing milestones being undertaken within the next 18 months.

Astronomy / Space Science - Materials Science - 14.03.2019
Bernese Mars camera CaSSIS returns spectacular images
Three years ago, on 14 March 2016, the Bernese Mars camera CaSSIS started its journey to Mars with the "ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter" spacecraft.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 14.03.2019
Astrophysicists Once Again Seek Public’s Help to Unmask Muons Disguised as Gamma Rays
Muon Hunters 2: Return of the Ring, launches new Zooniverse citizen science project on March 14th, 2019. After achieving highly successful results with their citizen science project, Muon Hunters , in 2017, scientists from the VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) gamma-ray observatory-a part of the Center for Astrophysics Harvard & Smithsonian at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory in Amado, Arizona-collaboration are once again asking the public for help in identifying hundreds of thousands of ring patterns produced in the cameras at VERITAS.

Astronomy / Space Science - Mechanical Engineering - 14.03.2019
ESA greenlight for UK's air-breathing rocket engine
ESA greenlight for UK’s air-breathing rocket engine
The development programme of the world's first air-breathing rocket engine has taken an additional significant step forward, which will lead to major testing milestones being undertaken within the next 18 months.

Astronomy / Space Science - 13.03.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Mathematics - 13.03.2019
Do Perfect Circles Exist? Maybe
Can a perfect circle exist? Mathematically speaking, of course. A circle is a collection of points equidistant from a fixed center point, and a simple equation can tell us whenever a shape meets this definition.

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 12.03.2019
Microgravity research after the International Space Station
Researchers say new facilities in space should be available to scientists from any country.

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 11.03.2019
Gateway to the Moon
Gateway to the Moon
The International Space Station partners have endorsed plans to continue the development of the Gateway , an outpost around the Moon that will act as a base to support both robots and astronauts exploring the lunar surface.

Business / Economics - Astronomy / Space Science - 08.03.2019

Mechanical Engineering - Astronomy / Space Science - 08.03.2019
Dynamicist Thomas R. Kane dies at 94
Thomas Kane, who revolutionized how scientists study forces and motion and whose research helped spacecraft and astronauts orient properly in space, died at age 94.

Astronomy / Space Science - History / Archeology - 07.03.2019
Monumental installation melds art and science at Cantor Arts Center
Monumental installation melds art and science at Cantor Arts Center
A new exhibit at the Cantor Arts Center invites viewers to imagine not just one universe, but many.

Astronomy / Space Science - 06.03.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - 05.03.2019
ESA's space weather mission to be protected against stormy Sun
ESA’s space weather mission to be protected against stormy Sun
ESA is planning Earth's first dedicated space weather observatory to warn of potentially harmful turbulence in our parent star.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 05.03.2019
He once created a nuclear reactor in his dorm. Now he’s building the impossible for NASA
Editor's note: This is the first 'Meet a UChicagoan,' a regular series focusing on the people who make UChicago a distinct intellectual community.

Astronomy / Space Science - 04.03.2019
Help shape ESA's space science programme
Help shape ESA’s space science programme
How did our Milky Way galaxy form? How do black holes grow? What is the origin of our Solar System? Are there other worlds capable of hosting life? These are some of the questions our current science missions are designed to address.

Astronomy / Space Science - 28.02.2019
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