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2012-02-24 04:18:19

Malta signed a Cooperation Agreement with ESA on 20 February 2012. The objective of this agreement is to allow Malta and ESA to create the framework for more-intensive cooperation in ESA projects in the future. Head of ESA Director General´s Cabinet, Karlheinz Kreuzberg, and Chairman of the Malta Council for Science and Technology, Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando MP, signed the agreement in Valletta, in the presence of the Prime Minister of Malta, the Hon. Lawrence Gonzi. Discussions...

2012-02-16 14:42:48

Resolving the world´s major challenges whether climate change, environmental pollution, urbanisation, our ageing population or resource scarcity requires a sweeping shift in our approach to sustainability research and education, a group of leading scientists told European policy makers today during the launch of their report “Responses to Environmental and Societal Challenges for our Unstable Earth” (RESCUE). A joint initiative by the European Science Foundation (ESF) and...

Central And Eastern Europe Make History With Small Satellites
2012-02-14 04:40:28

The first satellites entirely designed and built by Hungary, Poland, and Romania are now orbiting Earth after today´s successful maiden flight of ESA's small Vega launcher. The latest addition to Europe´s versatile family of space launchers, Vega carried nine satellites, seven of them built by European universities. This group of ESA-sponsored educational CubeSats included Goliat from Romania, PW-Sat from Poland and Masat-1 from Hungary. The unique opportunity to launch the...

Image 1 - Robot Competition In Zero-gravity
2012-01-26 05:15:29

School teams from Europe and America have been commanding robots competing in the Spheres ZeroRobotics tournament in space. The arena: 400 km above Earth on the International Space Station. Student teams could send a single piece of instruction software to control the small robotic ℠Spheres´. The goal of the tournament was to earn points through masterful operation via guidance and navigation control algorithms as well as choosing the best tactics to win the game. This...

Russia Says Its Planning Moon Base With NASA And ESA
2012-01-20 12:15:46

The Russian space agency (Roscosmos) said on Friday that it is talking with NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) on plans to create a manned research base on the moon. Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin told Vesti FM radio station that it plans to discuss the possibility of a permanent moon base with NASA and ESA. "We don't want man to just step on the moon," Mr Popovkin told Vesti FM radio station. "Today, we know enough about it, we know that there is water in its polar areas ......

Season’s Greetings From The Other Extreme
2011-12-23 04:27:55

It is summer in Antarctica and the new crew for the Concordia research station will soon arrive. And since the place is second only to space for harsh conditions, they have been trained courtesy of ESA. The Franco—Italian operated Concordia research base in Antarctica is a place of extremes, especially during the long, dark winter. Now, during the summer, it is around —30°C and the Sun shines around the clock, but Antarctica will gradually show its other face starting...


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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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