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03/20/2019Taking gravity from strength to strength
Ten years ago, ESA launched one of its most innovative satellites. GOCE spent four years measuring a fundamental force of nature: gravity. This extraordinary mission not only yielded new insights into our gravity field, but led to some amazing discove...
06/25/2017Iridium-2 Mission
On Sunday, June 25 at 1:25 p.m. PDT, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications.
09/06/2016Science Flights View Summer Melt of Greenland Ice
Sept. 6, 2016 - Operation IceBridge is flying in Greenland again to observe the impact of the summer melt season on the ice sheet.
10/20/2016Cassini Significant Events 10/12/16 - 10/18/16
Cassini spent this week plunging in orbit towards Saturn's ring plane, passing rapidly through it, and then climbing back "up" and out all the way to apoapsis. This loop gave the spacecraft plenty of opportunities to study all the rings from every angle, using a number of highly effective techniques including the usual telescopic remote-sensing, but also direct sampling of dust, plus three stellar occultations and a solar occultation.
03/09/2009X PRIZE Foundation and BT Global Services to Host Innovation Conference at the United Nations in June
03/03/2010Seen from Space : Rio de Janeiro: "The Marvelous City" and Main Tourist Destination of Brazil
11/16/2018Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
It may not be your actual Superman, but participants to ESA’s ɸ-week are certainly embracing some ‘superhero’ ideas for the future of Earth observation, including high-flying platforms – something between a satellite and an aircraft.
04/06/2009Satellites Show Arctic Literally on Thin Ice
The latest Arctic sea ice data from NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center show that the decade-long trend of shrinking sea ice cover is continuing.
11/13/2017Astronaut meets volcano
An expedition of astronauts, planetary scientists and engineers is off to Spain’s Canary Island of Lanzarote to learn best how to explore uncharted planets. The training will equip space travellers with a geologist’s eye.
06/18/2010NASA Scores Big With Student Soccer Players
- With the increased globalization of soccer, more young people are playing the sport and developing motor skills to compete effectively.
11/11/2009HTV-1's unberthing / release timeline rescheduled
03/10/2009Soyuz TMA-14: Prime Crew - Barratt, Michael Reed (flight engineer)
06/07/2017NASA Awards Universal Stage Adapter Contract for Space Launch System
June 7, 2017 - NASA has selected Dynetics, Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama, to develop and build a universal stage adapter for the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. The adapter will connect NASA’s Orion spacecraft and provide additional cargo space for the future configurations of the rocket containing an exploration upper stage (EUS).
08/23/2010Venture capital fund backs business opportunities from space
Two start-up companies offering a communication handset for outdoor enthusiasts and a computer game to compete live with real racing drivers, both made possible thanks to space technology, are the first to receive funds from ESA’s new Open Sky Technologies Fund. .myLink { text-decoration:none; color:#0000ff } .myLink:hover {color:#0000dd }
02/20/2017NASA to Host News Conference on Discovery Beyond Our Solar System
NASA will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST) Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets.
12/08/2010Space station tracks months-long voyages of ships at sea
ESA’s experimental ship detector on the International Space Station has pinpointed more than 60 000 ocean-going vessels so far. It has been able to follow the routes of individual ships for months at a time.
01/15/2006NASA's Comet Tale Draws to a Successful Close in Utah Desert
12/20/2016Small Troughs Growing on Mars May Become 'Spiders'
Erosion-carved troughs that grow and branch during multiple Martian years may be infant versions of larger features known as Martian "spiders."
06/15/2010NASA Awards Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment Contract
- NASA has awarded the Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment project contract to General Dynamics C4 Systems of Scottsdale, Ariz.
03/08/2019New observations for the new economy
We all listen to weather forecasts and know they rely on satellite data. What may not be so obvious is that many other aspects of our lives depend on robust satellite data, from growing crops to tackling the major issue of climate change. The socio-ec...
12/02/2009GLONASS will Watch Transport in Khabarovsk
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