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New European Launch Services For ESA
2012-07-27 04:59:41

The European Space Agency (ESA) is investigating the possibility of a new launch system to make Europe fully self-sufficient over the long haul.

Bee-Hive-6_H1
2012-07-10 08:43:29

ESA’s new Clean Space initiative is developing methods of preserving near-Earth space – and the terrestrial environment, too.

ESA Showcases New Earth Explorer Excellence
2012-06-17 03:00:54

Three new satellite concepts are vying to be chosen as ESA’s seventh Earth Explorer mission. In preparation for selection next year, a series of reports has been published presenting the scientific and technical ambition of each mission.

ESA Teaming Up With Amateur Astronomers To Spot Near Earth Objects
2012-05-14 11:01:47

The European Space Agency (ESA) is reaching out to amateur astronomers, asking for their help in discovering potentially dangerous space rocks.

Roscosmos, ESA Agree Joint Mars Research
2012-04-09 11:13:49

Russian and European space officials on Friday agreed on a joint Mars mission to hunt for signs of life on the Red Planet, after NASA pulled the plug on its program, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) said on April 6.

Central And Eastern Europe Make History With Small Satellites
2012-02-14 04:40:28

The first satellites entirely designed and built by Hungary, Poland, and Romania are now orbiting Earth after today’s successful maiden flight of ESA's small Vega launcher.

Image 1 - Satcoms Help Astronauts Communicate From The Space Station
2012-02-07 13:46:06

Seeing ESA astronaut André Kuipers on the International Space Station is a regular occurrence these days. You turn on your TV or check Twitter and there he is. Since there are no cables trailing from the Station to Earth, just how does this happen?

NASA Jumping Out Of Joint ESA Mars Mission
2012-02-07 12:03:56

NASA has decided it will be unable to continue a joint endeavor with the European Space Agency (ESA) on the ExoMars mission.

Desert RATS Explore An Asteroid
2011-09-22 12:07:09

Earlier this month, European scientists linked up with astronauts roaming over the surface of an asteroid. Desert RATS, NASA’s realistic simulation of a future mission, this year included a European dimension for the first time.


Word of the Day
cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.