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2008-09-11 18:00:28

The European Space Agency said its Earth observation satellite Envisat is being used to help track Hurricane Ike as it travels across the Gulf of Mexico.

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2008-07-31 08:42:55

Earth observation satellite data have never been in more demand than today as missions have demonstrated their ability to enable better understanding and improved management of the Earth and its environment.

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2008-07-21 11:30:00

The first robotic mission to return samples to Earth from Mars took a further step toward realization with the recent publication of a mission design report by the iMARS Working Group.

2008-07-07 12:00:00

The European Space Agency is planning a meeting during which the International Space Station's future activities will be decided.

2008-07-03 08:58:41

The Ulysses spacecraft, whose mission was expected to end on July 1, 2008, is hanging on valiantly as spacecraft controllers wait for a sign of the fuel freeze that would end the mission. This could happen any time now.

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2007-10-19 11:55:00

The first steps of the next great phase of European space science have been taken! At its meeting held on 17-18 October 2007 in Paris, ESA’s Space Science Advisory Committee (SSAC) selected the new candidates for possible future scientific missions.

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2007-06-20 00:30:00

ESA is preparing for future human exploration missions to Mars. We are currently looking for volunteers to take part in a 520-day simulated Mars mission.

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2007-04-02 09:30:00

Starting in spring next year, a crew of six will be sent on a 500 day simulated mission to Mars. In reality the crew will remain in a special isolation facility in Russia. To investigate the psychological and medical aspects of a long-duration mission, such as to Mars, ESA is looking for experiment proposals for research to be carried out during their stay.

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2006-10-23 15:15:00

Proba was launched as a technology demonstrator within ESA’s General Support Technology Programme. Once in orbit, however, the small satellite’s unique capabilities and performance made it evident that it could make big contributions to science.

2006-09-04 07:55:00

DARMSTADT, Germany (Reuters) - Europe's first probe to the moon has provided key information that will pave the way for future inter-planetary missions and shed light on the earth's violent origins, scientists said on Monday.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.