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2010-10-01 08:20:00

The complete archive of data sets from ESA's 3-year SMART-1 mission to the Moon has been released to the scientific community.

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2010-05-13 08:45:00

While ESA’s Proba-2 keeps its main instruments trained on the Sun, it is also looking back to its homeworld.

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2009-10-07 10:05:00

The European Space Agency's SMART-1 team has released an updated image of the future impact site of NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS), after the LCROSS team announced a new target last week.

2009-07-28 09:45:00

During the journey to 'The Peak of Eternal Light', the audience joins Commander Björn Grieger and his flight crew onboard a virtual lunar shuttle called 'Sparrow' for a thrilling flight over the lunar surface.

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2009-06-10 07:19:45

The Japanese lunar orbiter Kaguya has completed a productive operational phase and will conclude its scientific mission with a controlled impact on the lunar surface, scheduled for 20:30 CEST today.

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2009-03-10 16:20:00

This month an ESA team is preparing to test the performance of the smallest yet most precisely controllable engine ever built for space, sensitive enough to counteract the force of incoming sunshine.

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2009-01-26 10:15:00

The European C1XS X-ray camera on board India’s Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter has detected the presence of magnesium, aluminum and silicon on the Moon during a small solar flare - one of the first of the new solar cycle.

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2008-09-25 08:15:00

Europe is participating in a big way in the Indian Space Agency’s Chandrayaan-1 mission to the Moon, by contributing three instruments. All these instruments have now been delivered, tested and integrated with the spacecraft.

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2008-07-02 10:32:02

As interest in exploration of the Moon soars among the world’s space agencies, ESA, through it's General Studies Programme, has challenged university students to develop a robotic vehicle that is capable of working in difficult terrain, comparable to that found at the lunar poles. Eight university teams have been selected to proceed to the design stage of ESA’s Lunar Robotics Challenge.

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2008-04-18 12:45:00

Researchers at Hampshire defense and security firm Qinetiq are currently testing ion thrusters, which they hope will one day bring spacecraft to the planets through solar energy.


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