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Ariane 5 launch proves reliability and flies new fairing
Ariane 5 launch proves reliability and flies new fairing
An Ariane 5 carrying two telecom satellites inside a new lighter fairing lifted off on the fourth mission from Europe's Spaceport in two months.
Astronomy - Environment/Sustainable Development
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That's a wrap
That’s a wrap
ESA Space in Images The latest 10-day NASA aquanaut expedition wrapped up this week off the coast of Florida.
Astronomy - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
28.06.2017
Engineers design a robotic gripper for cleaning up space debris
Researchers combined gecko-inspired adhesives and a custom robotic gripper to create a device for grabbing space debris.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
28.06.2017
Dark Matter Day Is Approaching... but Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Dark Matter Day Is Approaching... but Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
Learn how scientists at Berkeley Lab and other institutions are working to shed new light on one of the universe's unsolved mysteries VIDEO: Animated projection of the dark matter density distribution in the universe, in 3-D.
Astronomy
26.06.2017
#AsteroidDay webcast
Our Signatories Over 200 astronauts, scientists, Nobel Laureates, business leaders and artists signed the 100X Asteroid Declaration.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
26.06.2017
A gravity researcher in search of weightlessness
A gravity researcher in search of weightlessness
Lavinia Heisenberg is a theoretical physicist. She is reluctant to accept that General Relativity can be used to describe the universe only on the assumption of exotic materials and energy sources.
Careers/Employment - Astronomy
24.06.2017
Le Bourget Roundup
'Plug and play' (Session 1) Students and social media share ideas with ESA Director General Jan Woerner about a village on the moon, climate change, international collaboration and other space topics.
Astronomy - Environment/Sustainable Development
23.06.2017
Le Bourget Day 4
Le Bourget Day 4
France Sentinel-3 gives us a nearly cloud-free view of France and the surrounding countries. Much of the landscape is covered with agricultural features.
Astronomy - Chemistry
23.06.2017
UCL's first satellite ‘UCLSat' launched
UCL’s first satellite ‘UCLSat’ launched
UCLSat, a satellite designed and built by UCL engineers and scientists, has been launched today from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India as part of an international mission called QB50.
Astronomy
23.06.2017
ANU opens lodge at Siding Spring Observatory
Fire can destroy buildings but the discoveries made by the great academics at ANU, who work with telescopes at Siding Spring Observatory, can never be deleted from the global understanding of astronomy, astrophysics and space science.
Arts and Design - Astronomy
23.06.2017
Music from above and below
Over two nights, two dramatic Brisbane landmarks will host an immersive double-concert experience. To the earth // To the sky is the latest creative performance by University of Queensland music PhD student Connor D'Netto – operating as Argo.
Astronomy
22.06.2017
Future launchers
ESA Space in Videos ESA Web-TV Satellites from European institutions will play a major role during the exploitation of the new family of ESA-developed launchers, Vega-C and Ariane 6.
Astronomy
21.06.2017
New satcom projects
ESA Space in Videos ESA Web-TV Advances in mobile connectivity are rapidly shaping new markets and societal change, while the need for secure communications poses pressing challenges for institutions and enterprises.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
21.06.2017
ESA marks #Asteroid Day
ESA marks #Asteroid Day
The United Nations has declared 30 June to be International Asteroid Day, and ESA is joining other space agencies, astronauts, scientists and even rock stars for a 24-hour global telethon.
Astronomy
21.06.2017
Le Bourget day 2
Le Bourget day 2
ESA Space in Images ESA has designed its first stand-alone CubeSat mission for deep space - aimed at targeting a littleknown class of asteroid: small in size and rapidly spinning. Studied in the Concurrent Design Facility, ESA's highly networked facility for designing novel missions, the ‘Miniaturised - Asteroid Remote Geophysical Observer', or M?ARGO, is a nano-spacecraft based on the CubeSat design employing standardised 10 cm cubic units within which electronic boards can be stacked and subsystems attached.
Astronomy - Media
20.06.2017
Switzerland in pole position in ESA’s new mission
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) PLATO, the largest European exoplanet research mission, was adopted on 20 June 2017 by the European Space Agency at the ESA Scientific Programs Committee meeting. The Universities of Bern and Geneva are heavily involved in this mission, which should enable astronomers to discover and characterize planets the size of the Earth and the "super 'Earths" that orbit around solar type stars in their habitable zone.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
20.06.2017
Mission to discover habitable Earths given green light
Mission to discover Earth-sized planets and super-Earths in the habitable zone of the solar system – scientifically led by the University of Warwick - given the go-ahead by European Space Agency PLATO will be launched 1.5 million km into space - and will monitor thousands of bright stars over a large area of the sky, looking for regular dips in brightness as planets pass by them It will investigate seismic activity in some of the ho
Astronomy
20.06.2017
Interview CNES President
Interview CNES President
ESA Space in Images A new European commercial service is allowing researchers, educators, universities and companies to run their experiments on the International Space Station.
Careers/Employment - Astronomy
20.06.2017
Astronomy
20.06.2017
Gravitational wave mission selected, planet-hunting mission moves forward
Gravitational wave mission selected, planet-hunting mission moves forward
The LISA trio of satellites to detect gravitational waves from space has been selected as the third large-class mission in ESA's Science programme, while the Plato exoplanet hunter moves into development.
Astronomy - Business/Economics
20.06.2017
Hayes, Kinzler recognized by World Economic Forum
Alexander Hayes ‘03, M.Eng '03, assistant professor of astronomy, and Katherine Kinzler , associate professor of psychology and human development, are among 52 scientists under the age of 40 na
Astronomy - Environment/Sustainable Development
19.06.2017
Return to the blue
Return to the blue
How do you prepare for space missions on Earth? One way is to simulate an expedition into space underwater.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
19.06.2017
Magnetic space tug could target dead satellites
Magnetic space tug could target dead satellites
Derelict satellites could in future be grappled and removed from key orbits around Earth with a space tug using magnetic forces.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
19.06.2017
Into the storm
Into the storm
ESA Space in Images This shot from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a maelstrom of glowing gas and dark dust within one of the Milky Way‚??s satellite galaxies, the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Astronomy
19.06.2017
Joining the dots: Follow astronomers‚?- new hunt for Earth-like planets
Joining the dots: Follow astronomers‚?- new hunt for Earth-like planets
The astronomers who discovered the nearest potentially habitable planet to our Solar System are inviting the public to take part in their search for more Earth-like planets.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
19.06.2017
Space junk: The cluttered frontier
Space junk: The cluttered frontier
Hundreds of millions of pieces of space junk orbit the Earth daily, from chips of old rocket paint, to shards of solar panels, and entire dead satellites. This cloud of high-tech detritus whirls around the planet at about 17,500 miles per hour. At these speeds, even trash as small as a pebble can torpedo a passing spacecraft.
Careers/Employment - Astronomy
16.06.2017
Live at Le Bourget
The 52nd Paris Air and Space Show at Le Bourget opens its doors on Monday. Follow the live coverage of selected sessions 19‚??25 June.
Astronomy - Event
16.06.2017
Galileo signal team wins European Inventor Award
Galileo signal team wins European Inventor Award
The invisible signals that Europe‚??s Galileo satellites are beaming down to the world are officially award-winning: the team behind their design has won the European Inventor Award, run by the European Patent Office.
Astronomy - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
15.06.2017
Rover in a spin
Rover in a spin
ESA Space in Images ESA‚??s light-studded Rover Autonomy Testbed vehicle does a twirl during night testing in Tenerife, intended to simulate the low light environment of the lunar poles.
Astronomy - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
15.06.2017
Cornell CubeSat wins ride into space with NASA in 2019
The Cislunar Explorers' ground station, which will track the team's CubeSat as it attempts to orbit the moon, was built in May on the roof of Rhodes Hall.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
15.06.2017
Science and Art Unite at Invisible Jazz Labs
By Emily Payne Science and performance art come together in an improvisational tango at the Invisible Jazz Labs in the Space Upstairs, a warehouse gallery loft in Pittsburgh.
Astronomy - Chemistry
15.06.2017
New Evidence That All Stars Are Born in Pairs
New Evidence That All Stars Are Born in Pairs
Did our Sun have a twin when it was born 4.5 billion years ago? Almost certainly yes - though not an identical twin. And so did every other Sun-like star in the universe, according to a new analysis by a theoretical physicist from the University of California, Berkeley, and a radio astronomer from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at Harvard University.
Astronomy - Medicine/Pharmacology
15.06.2017
Keeping the rhythm in space
Keeping the rhythm in space
Space is an inhospitable environment for the human body but we adapt remarkably well. Within hours, the brain adjusts to the lack of an up or down, as if floating is all it has ever known. Now researchers are learning how our internal clock similarly adjusts to the restrictions of space. An ESA-sponsored experiment has found that while you can take the body out of Earth, you can‚??t take an Earth-based rhythm out of the body.
Astronomy
14.06.2017
Orion frame work
Orion frame work
ESA Space in Images Set to be shipped to the USA around the New Year, ESA‚?‘s contribution to NASA‚''s Orion spacecraft is taking shape at Airbus in Bremen, Germany.
Astronomy
14.06.2017
Astronomy - Life Sciences
13.06.2017
Satellites forewarn of locust plagues
Satellites forewarn of locust plagues
Satellites are helping to predict favourable conditions for desert locusts to swarm, which poses a threat to agricultural production and, subsequently, livelihoods and food security.
Astronomy - Chemistry
13.06.2017
New evidence that all stars are born in pairs
New evidence that all stars are born in pairs
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Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
12.06.2017
Researchers advocate statistical approach to search for Earth-like planets
A team of astronomers at the University of Chicago and Grinnell College seeks to change the way scientists approach the search for Earth-like planets orbiting stars other than the sun. They favor taking a statistical comparative approach in seeking habitable planets and life beyond the solar system.
Astronomy
12.06.2017
Solar power to Mercury
Solar power to Mercury
ESA Space in Images Spanning 14 m from the spacecraft body, this impressive solar wing is one of two attached to ESA‚??s BepiColombo Mercury Transfer Module.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Astronomy
12.06.2017
Bill Nye ’77 assures Cornellians that they can save the world
With his trademark humor, much of it at his own expense, Bill Nye ‚??77 ‚?- known to a generation as ‚?‘The Science Guy‚'' ‚?- captivated and delighted alumni and others with his Reunion Weeken
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
09.06.2017
The future of the Orion constellation
The future of the Orion constellation
A new video, based on measurements by ESA‚??s Gaia and Hipparcos satellites, shows how our view of the Orion constellation will evolve over the next 450 000 years.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Astronomy
09.06.2017
Gulf of Finland
Gulf of Finland
ESA Space in Images The Copernicus Sentinel-1B satellite brings us over the Gulf of Finland, with part of Finland along the top, Estonia along the bottom and Russia to the right.
Astronomy
08.06.2017
The Art of Exoplanets
The Art of Exoplanets
Recently, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope helped reveal that a star called TRAPPIST-1 is circled by seven Earth-size planets‚?‘the first system of this kind found to date. The data collected by Spitzer and other telescopes reveal the exoplanets' sizes and distances to their stars, while theoretical models predict additional information about the planets' atmospheres and surfaces.
Astronomy - Administration/Government
08.06.2017
Galileo grows: two more satellites join working constellation
Galileo grows: two more satellites join working constellation
Two further satellites have formally become part of Europe‚??s Galileo satnav system, broadcasting timing and navigation signals worldwide while also picking up distress calls across the planet.
Astronomy - Computer Science/Telecom
07.06.2017
Dark rover
Dark rover
ESA Space in Images ESA‚?‘s Rover Autonomy Testbed rover is being run in near darkness by Spain‚'‘s GMV company to simulate the low Sun angles experienced at the Moon‚''s poles.
Astronomy
06.06.2017
Phoning home
Phoning home
ESA Space in Images What‚?‘s the first thing you do when you arrive safely back on Earth after six months in space' ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet makes a quick call to loved ones with a satellite phone upon landing in the Kazakh steppe on 2 June 2017.
Astronomy
06.06.2017
Satellite trails
Satellite trails
ESA Space in Images This blue ‚?‘ball of string‚'' actually records 2114 movements made by ESA‚??s XMM-Newton space telescope as it shifted its gaze from one X-ray object to another between August 2001 and December 2014.
Astronomy
06.06.2017
JPL News: Flares May Threaten Planet Habitability Near Red Dwarfs
JPL News: Flares May Threaten Planet Habitability Near Red Dwarfs
Cool dwarf stars are hot targets for exoplanet hunting right now. The discoveries of planets in the habitable zones of the  TRAPPIST-1  and LHS 1140 systems, for example, suggest that Earth-sized worlds might circle billions of red dwarf stars, the most common type of star in our galaxy. But, like our own sun, many of these stars erupt with intense flares.
Astronomy - Environment/Sustainable Development
06.06.2017
Engineers design drones that can stay aloft for five days
Engineers design drones that can stay aloft for five days
In the event of a natural disaster that disrupts phone and Internet systems over a wide area, autonomous aircraft could potentially hover over affected regions, carrying communications payloads that provide temporary telecommunications coverage to those in need.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Astronomy
05.06.2017
Quantifying the effects of climate change
Quantifying the effects of climate change
Last year was the hottest on record, Arctic sea ice is on the decline and sea levels continue to rise. In this context, satellites are providing us with an unbiased view of how our climate is changing and the effects it is having on our planet. Estimates show that the global sea level is rising by about 3 mm a year.
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