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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.
In July, ESA astronaut André Kuipers landed on Earth after a bumpy ride in a Soyuz capsule.
ESA and industry have built a strong relationship in the 35 years they have worked together. But with changing times, we should review this relationship to see what has worked well and what needs to be improved, so that it continues to grow.
Are you following @Astro_Andre’s Twitter updates and images from space? If you could speak to him live on the International Space Station, what would you most like to ask? Now’s your chance!
When Vega VV01 launched into orbit on February 13, 2012, it took with it some of the ESA’s most tested materials as well as a good amount of teamwork.
Astronauts’ jobs sometimes weigh heavy on them: crews returning from space briefly endure ‘g-loading’ more than four times Earth normal.
Four teams of university students will develop and perform experiments in hypergravity during ESA's second â€˜Spin Your Thesis!â€™ campaign.
A start-up company supported by ESAâ€™s Business Incubation Centre has developed a new mobile phone indoor navigation system, which will soon help the six million annual visitors find their way around at the largest exhibition center in Paris.
The start-up company Star2Earth, reared in the ESA Business Incubation Center in the Netherlands, will improve electricity production from a hydroelectric plant on Lake Laja in Chile by using navigation satellite signals to measure water levels and wave heights.
For years, ESA has been bringing space technologies down to Earth through its Technology Transfer Program and Business Incubation initiatives.
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