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2009-09-16 10:19:47

As part of its Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems program, ESA is taking a practical step towards a new viewing experience: 3D television at home, delivered by satellite.

2009-09-11 15:26:07

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and European Space Agency (ESA) Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain signed a memorandum of understanding Friday for cooperation in the field of space transportation.

2009-07-26 14:40:00

Europe's robotic rover mission to Mars appears to be set for a 2-year delay.

2009-07-22 09:16:07

The European Space Agency officially opened its new research facility in Britain Wednesday. The facility will focus on science and exploration, with an emphasis on robotics and climate change, the BBC reported. The center is part of a group of high-tech businesses and academic institutions operating on the Harwell innovation campus near Oxford. ESA officials said they anticipate the new unit will become its hub for industrial intelligence, a venture seeking to pull new ideas from the private...

2009-07-08 13:52:38

The European Space Agency and NASA have agreed to create a Mars Exploration Joint Initiative, European space officials said. The agreement -- reached late last month in Plymouth, England, during a meeting of ESA and NASA officials -- will provide a framework for the two agencies to define and implement their scientific, program and technological goals on Mars, the ESA said. The two space agencies will coordinate launch opportunities during 2016, 2018 and 2020, with landers and orbiters...

2009-07-08 08:45:00

On 29 and 30 June the ESA Director of Science and Robotic Exploration, David Southwood, met NASA’s Associate Administrator for Science, Ed Weiler, in Plymouth, UK, to establish a way for a progressive program for exploration of the Red Planet.

2009-06-30 07:30:00

Amidst growing costs and the increasing complexity of missions, NASA and ESA are making concrete overtures of cooperation at a space summit in the UK.

2009-06-19 13:35:00

On July 14, a crew of six will leave their Mars mission simulator and see the Sun once again.

2009-06-18 08:36:13

The European Space Agency has signed a $27.8 million contract for the development of a liquid engine prototype for the European next generation launcher. The contract -- signed Wednesday during the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, France -- involves 14 European companies in nine countries. The High Thrust Engine Demonstrator Project has already delivered significant technological achievements, including several European 'firsts.' It will prepare key technical and programmatic data for the ESA...

2009-06-16 06:35:00

With a nearly palpable sense of relief, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced on Monday that NASA was enlisted to help in the planning and funding of its unmanned expedition to Mars.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.