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Lillium is the Private Aircraft of the Future

The European Space Agency is dreaming up an aircraft of the future: egg-shaped, electric-powered and able to take off from helipads or runways due to its pivoting engines. In a press release earlier this month, the ESA said the new plane, which would h... via JustLuxe.com

ESA Begins Building Service Module for NASA Orion Capsule

NASA and European Space Agency officials on May 19 said the European Service Module (ESM) for NASA’s Orion crew-transport vehicle was within budget and on schedule for a late-2018 inaugural flight pending a key review.But the ESM program...Show More Summary

European Space Agency puts 2 navigation satellites in orbit

Tuesday's launch aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket will be followed by the launch of four more Galileo satellites using an Ariane 5 rocket in November.

European Space Agency puts 2 navigation satellites in orbit

BERLIN (AP) — A rocket fired from French Guiana has lifted two satellites into orbit that will form part of Europe’s rival to the U.S.-made Global Positioning System, or GPS. The European Space Agency says the satellites are the 13th and 14th satellites for the Galileo system. Tuesday’s launch aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket will […]

Russian Soyuz Rocket Launched From Guiana Space Center

Russian Soyuz ST rocket carrying two satellites for the European Galileo navigation system was successfully launched at 08:48 GMT from the Guiana space center, according to Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos).

Herschel captures the chaotic beauty of newborn stars - CNET

The European Space Agency's Herschel Observatory has captured snapshot of space that looks like an impressionist painting.

Hubble takes stunning Mars close-up pic

A new image taken by the Hubble space telescope shows Mars in incredible detail as astronomers prepare for a close-up with the red planet. Operated by NASA and the European Space Agency, Hubble took the Mars image on May 12. “DuringShow More Summary

Satellite Finds Possible EgyptAir Oil Slick in Mediterranean

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) satellite uncovered a possible drifting oil slick in the Mediterranean where the ill-fated EgyptAir passenger plane disappeared, the ESA said in a statement Friday.

Sentinel-2A catches a wave ... from space

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Hot on the heels of its cloud-free image of Africa, the European Space Agency's Sentinel-2A has captured an image of waves hitting Dorre Island, Western Australia. The picture provides more information on how waves interact with theShow More Summary

Stunning 7,000-Image Satellite Mosaic of African Doesn't Have a Single Cloud

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you like jigsaws, you’d love to be on the team at the European Space Agency that created this image. Made up of 7,000 separate files—totalling 32 TB of data—the picture provides a completely cloud-free view of the whole of Africa. Read more...

Thousands of satellite snaps create cloud-free view of Africa

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A stunning new composite image, made up of nearly 7,000 individual snaps taken by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Sentinel-2A, shows a completely cloud-free view of the African continent. It took the satellite some four months to gather...Show More Summary

ExoMars Rover Seeks Exit From Dire Straits

The European Space Agency and Roskosmos have admitted the inevitable—the launch of the joint ExoMars-2018 project will have to be postponed for two years to 2020.

Satellites detail continued rise of atmospheric methane and CO2

According to research conducted by the European Space Agency (ESA), atmospheric methane and carbon dioxide levels are continuing to rise, despite global efforts to lower emissions. The data was gathered by the European Space Agency's...Show More Summary

Astronaut Reveals Gash in Space Station Window Caused by Debris

(Photo: ESA) The Cupola on the International Space Station provides, as the European Space Agency puts it, the best room with a view anywhere. Built as an observatory, the seven-windowed module was attached to the ISS six years ago,Show More Summary

The Hidden Beauty That Only Satellites Can See

Extraordinary colors in Libya's sand dunes, as captured by Sentinel-2A. (Photo: ESA) Right now, high above us, are a suite of satellites called Sentinels. Operated by the European Space Agency, they are circling the earth with one mission: to monitor the earth’s environment. Show More Summary

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Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: latest movie trailers, European Space Agency announces flying cars, KFC launches nail polish that tastes like chicken. More »      

Tiny Flecks of Debris Can Do Real Damage to the International Space Station

The International Space Station isn't going to fall apart because of this one little chip, but it is an impressive crater considering what made it. The European Space Agency estimates that the quarter-inch divot came from an impact with...Show More Summary

Funding for Delayed ExoMars Mission Uncertain

European Space Agency Director-General Johann-Dietrich Woerner on May 9 expressed frustration with the equipment delays that forced a two-year slip in the launch of Europe’s ExoMars rover vehicle and said he would not write a blank check...Show More Summary

How Earth's magnetic field is changing

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The European Space Agency (ESA) launched its trio of Earth-facing satellites – the Swarm satellites – more than two years ago. Since then, the three probes have been tirelessly making measurements of the Earth's magnetic field, mapping it out in detail. Show More Summary

European Space Agency over-hypes a flying car

The internet is cluttered with all manner of fantasy claims, but it is startling to see a major space agency like ESA lend its name to an electric flying car being ready by 2018 The post European Space Agency over-hypes a flying car appeared first on Plane Talking.

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