The European Space Agency just launched the first node in a new satellite network that could help first responders on Earth. Video provided by Newsy
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency says a new laser terminal has been launched into orbit as part of wider efforts to develop Europe's first optical communications network, a system able to monitor natural disasters and other catastrophes.
Russian Federal Space Agency will launch a Russian Proton-M carrier rocket with the European Eutelsat 9B communications satellite this Saturday.
This planet’s aurora are a spectacular sight, but you’ve probably never seen them quite like this. You’re looking at a view of them as seen by the European Space Agency’s Integral space observatory, which captured how they look as an X-ray. More »
If this satellite looks a little lonely, that’s because it is. It’s positioned inside the European Space Agency’s Maxwell chamber —which blocks out all electromagnetic radiation and silences every sound. Good preparation for space, then. Read more...
The European Space Agency (ESA) has just released this unusual shot of a spacecraft’s undercarriage. You can look directly into the thruster nozzles an ESA service module for NASA’s Orion spacecraft! Read more...
This planet’s aurora are a spectacular sight, but you’ve probably never seen them quite like this. You’re looking at a view of them as seen by the European Space Agency’s Integral space observatory, which captured how they look as an X-ray. Read more...
After being awarded a commercial resupply contract from NASA, Dream Chaser solidifies its ties with the European Space Agency.
The European Space Agency craft designed to map a billion stars in the Milky Way has also been keeping an eye out for everyone's favourite dwarf planet
British astronaut Tim Peak explains “How to use the loo” on the International Space Station in a video released by the European Space Agency. Because people seem endlessly fascinated by going to the bathroom in space, Peak is not the first astronaut to answer this question and he likely won’t be the last. NASA astronaut Sunita […]
Russia's space agency Roscosmos has approved the postponement of the launch of a Proton-M carrier rocket with the European Eutelsat 9B communications satellite until January 30 due to weather-related logistical issues, the United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC) said Thursday.
Commemorating one month since British astronaut Tim Peake launched into space, the European Space Agency uploaded a cool time lapse showing the preparation and liftoff of the massive rocket. Launched along with Peake were NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko. See the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft and rocket being rolled out to the launchpad [...]Show More Summary
It may look like an artistic experiment in geometry that you could find on Etsy, but this is in fact a new satellite antenna developed by the European Space Agency. Read more...
Two astronauts, both named Tim, went for a spacewalk Friday. NASA’s Tim Kopra and his colleague from the European Space Agency, British astronaut Tim Peake, set out for a roughly six-hour spacewalk Friday, but the mission was cut short...Show More Summary
Using data from the European Space Agency's Rosetta orbiter, scientists have confirmed the existence of patches of exposed water ice on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. This marks the first time water ice has made a bold appearance on the comet's surface, and it could help scientists puzzle out some of the comet's origin story.Read full article >>
For the first time, scientists have spotted large patches of water ice on the surface of a comet, thanks to instruments aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta orbiter. The finding, published Wednesday in Nature, solves a long-standing mystery about water ice in comets. Scientists already knew...
Last year the European Space Agency sent a lander on Comet 67-P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko but the mission didn’t really go according to plan. The Philae comet lander suffered a rather bumpy landing and it first went quiet and then went into sleep marking the end of its communication with Earth. Show More Summary
It's been a bumpy ride for the European Space Agency's Philae lander. The little robot made history in November 2014, making the first controlled landing onto the surface of a comet. An unstable touch-down threw the lander into shade, preventing it from fully charging its batteries. Just days later, the mission team lost contact.Read full article >>
Scientists initiated Friday a last-chance maneuver to contact a long-silent robot-lab dropped more than a year ago onto the surface of a comet hurtling through our solar system. Part of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission, the Philae probe has yielded spectacular scientific results...
The European Space Agency on Jan. 7 issued a video describing, over eight minutes, the multiple arguments for lunar exploration and saying flatly: “Our next destination on this [space exploration] journey is the Moon.”But for now, Europe’s...Show More Summary