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Rover communications control room
2014-08-11 05:07:29

Looking down from orbit, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst steered ESA’s Eurobot rover through a series of intricate maneuvers on the ground on August 7, demonstrating a new space network that could connect astronauts to vehicles on alien worlds.

Time To Wake Up The Spheres On The International Space Station
2014-07-24 03:08:33

Code, play and command your space droid – students across Europe can bring a squadron of minisatellites to life on the International Space Station as the ultimate space robot game.

Latest Galileo Satellite Has Arrived At ESA’s Test Center
2014-04-30 04:24:24

Europe’s latest Galileo navigation satellite has arrived at the Agency’s technical center in the Netherlands for testing, as the previous two satellites are prepared for shipping to French Guiana for launch this summer.

ESA's Next Pair Of Galileo Satellites Undergo Crucial Testing
2013-11-07 07:46:58

At a technical center in the Netherlands, the European Space Agency's (ESA) next pair of Galileo satellites have been the focus of a busy fall season. The satellites represent a continuing, full-scale campaign to ensure their readiness for space.

Thousands Meet Space Experts And Astronauts At ESA’s Technical Center
2013-10-08 13:04:02

The entrance line snaked back down the road long before the official start of the Open Day at ESA’s technical center on Sunday, marked with an all-star astronaut introduction and big-screen Ariane 5 rocket launch.

Exploring Mars On Earth
2013-07-04 11:14:06

A little corner of ESA’s technical heart that is forever Mars: this rubble-strewn model of the Red Planet is used to put prototype planetary rovers through their paces. Officially known as the Automation & Planetary Robotics Lab, its nickname is the ‘Mars Yard’.

Europe’s Space Hub Open Its Doors To The Public October 6
2013-06-17 07:57:21

From the latest space ferry to the very first Alphasat, Europe has never been more active in space, with a crowded manifest of ESA launches across the rest of the year. But where are all these varied missions born? See for yourself this October, as ESA’s ESTEC research and technology centre opens its doors to the public.

Join To Play The Ultimate Robot Game
2013-06-10 12:14:46

Secondary-school students can play the ultimate robot game: the annual Zero Robotics tournament turns the International Space Station into a playing field for European students to control minisatellites with self-developed software.

Developing A Way To Detect Early Signs Of Fatigue
2013-03-29 13:05:19

Like astronauts, heavy-equipment operators in remote mines can benefit from long-distance monitoring using space technology. An ESA spin-off company has raised safety for dozens of drivers at the El Brocal mine in Peru by predicting their fatigue.

Students Command Robots Aboard ISS
2013-01-14 20:18:32

European students were able to command mini-robots aboard the International Space Station remotely, helping to win a competition.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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