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Member States Begin Testing Galileo’s Secure Service
2013-09-02 09:57:53

ESA EU Member States have begun their independent testing of the most accurate and secure signal broadcast by the four Galileo navigation satellites in orbit. Transmitted on two frequency bands with enhanced protection, the Public Regulated Service (PRS) offers a highly accurate positioning and timing service, with access strictly restricted to authorized users. “Galileo is in its In-Orbit Validation phase, planned to include experimental demonstrations of PRS capabilities in terms...

Hubble Views A Cosmic Caterpillar
2013-08-30 06:46:53

[ Watch The Video - Protostar IRAS 20324+4057 Zoom Sequence ] NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope This light-year-long knot of interstellar gas and dust resembles a caterpillar on its way to a feast. But the meat of the story is not only what this cosmic caterpillar eats for lunch, but also what's eating it. Harsh winds from extremely bright stars are blasting ultraviolet radiation at this "wanna-be" star and sculpting the gas and dust into its long shape. The culprits are 65 of the...

200 New Start-ups Launched By ESA’s Business Incubation Centres
2013-08-29 09:00:22

ESA When it comes to innovation, the sky is not the limit – this month sees the 200th new start-up company launched through ESA’s Business Incubation Centres. Whether it’s for quick mapping of disaster-stricken areas by crowdsourcing, offering smarter transportation solutions, alternative energy handling or improving production technologies, these start-ups benefit local economies while promoting the use of space technology in terrestrial applications. All of these start-ups...

Three Fourths Of Moms Play Video Games
2013-08-28 09:25:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Nearly three-quarters of all US mothers reported they regularly play video games, according to new statistics released Tuesday by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The gaming trade association examined a representative sample of nearly 2,500 adult females who had children under the age of 18 living in their household. They found 74 percent of those women played video games on at least one system or device, including...

Gaia Arrived In French Guiana Today
2013-08-23 07:44:51

ESA ESA’s billion-star surveyor, Gaia, departed yesterday evening from Toulouse and arrived early this morning in French Guiana. Gaia will be launched later this year from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou on a five-year mission to map the stars of the Milky Way with unprecedented precision. Built by Astrium in Toulouse, the Gaia spacecraft took off on board an Antonov 124 heavy-lift aircraft at 20.00 yesterday from Toulouse airport with the destination of Cayenne, the capital of French...

Air Quality Monitoring In South Africa Improved With Satellites
2013-08-22 09:07:42

ESA Economic development often means an increase of harmful gases into the atmosphere. ESA’s GlobEmission project uses satellite data to monitor atmospheric pollution from emissions. South Africa’s economy is rapidly growing. From 2002 to 2012, its gross domestic product grew by about 270 billion US dollars. Unfortunately, a strong economy often leads to high levels of air pollutants – which can influence regional air quality and can have an impact on global climate change....

Comet Activity Starting Up Early Ahead Of 2014 Rosetta Mission
2013-08-20 13:48:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a 2014 visitor to our neck of the woods, will be emitting gas and dust earlier than expected, according to a new study by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS). The European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft will be arriving at comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko next year, and two months after it starts its approach, the comet will start showing activity. Researchers say the comet's...

High-speed Tests Used To Demonstrate Space Penetrator Concept
2013-08-19 08:09:50

ESA Tests are being carried out under a technology development program for planetary penetrators to assess the feasibility of delivering instrument packages to the subsurface of a planet or icy satellite at high speed. Traditionally, rovers or landers are delivered to the surface of a planet or moon, where a slow, careful descent is required, and where drilling or digging into the subsurface requires additional payload. But engineers are looking at an alternative way to access the...

2013-08-15 23:23:30

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) recommends ways to avoid end-of-summer dangers. Irving, Texas (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 Just as quickly as it arrived, your days of fun in the sun are numbered as summer is quickly coming to an end. Many people choose to travel and many use the extra daylight hours to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Here are a few tips from the Electronic Security Association (ESA) that can help you make it safely through the remainder of the season. Keep...


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Roberto Vittori
2012-10-27 14:08:27

Roberto Vittori is an ESA astronaut as well as an Italian Air Force Officer and a test pilot for the United States. Vittorri was born on October 15, 1964 in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy and attended the Italian Air Force Academy, graduating in 1989. While working towards his graduation from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, Maryland in 1995, Vittori operated the Tornado GR1 along with the 50th Wing of the 155th Squadron in Piacenza, Italy from 1991 to 1994. During this time, he...

Léopold Eyharts
2012-10-02 09:49:07

Léopold Eyharts is a Brigadier General in the French Air Force and an ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut. Eyharts was born April 28, 1957, in Biarritz, France. After completing his basic academics, he joined the French Air Force Academy of Salon-de-Provence in 1977 to study aeronautical engineering. Eyharts graduated in 1979 as an engineer. By 1980 he became a fighter pilot and was sent to the Istres Air Force Base in France. Initially he was assigned to an operational jaguar squadron...

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2011-04-18 23:21:55

Jean-Francois Clervoy is a French engineer and test pilot, a CNES and ESA astronaut, and a veteran of three NASA Space Shuttle missions. He was born Jean-Francois André Clervoy on November 19, 1958 in France. He has a twin brother, Patrick, and is married to the former Laurence Boulanger. The couple has two children, and the family enjoys racquet sports, skill games, skiing, and flying kites. Clervoy graduated from high school in Saint-Cyr Lycee and then earned his Bachelor's degree from...

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2010-11-17 14:23:40

Chister Fuglesang is a Swedish physicist and an ESA astronaut. He was born Arne Christer Fuglesang on March 18, 1957 in Stockholm, Sweden. His mother was Swedish, but his father was Norwegian, having become a Swedish citizen just before Fuglesang's birth. Fuglesang graduated college, and went on to receive a Master of Science degree in engineering physics from the Royal Institute of Technology in 1981. While at the Royal Institute, he met Elisabeth, whom he married in 1983. He then earned a...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Cassini-Huygens Mission -- The Cassini unmanned space probe is intended to study Saturn and its moons. It was launched on October 15, 1997 and is estimated to enter Saturn's orbit on July 1, 2004. The mission is a joined NASA/ESA project. Cassini's principal objectives are to: -- determine the three-dimensional structure and dynamical behavior of the rings -- determine the composition of the satellite surfaces and the geological history of each object -- determine the nature and...

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