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11/16/2018App to the Moon
It is magnificently quiet at the rim of the lunar crater. Nearly 400 000 km away from Earth, the silence and vastness of the unknown terrain can be overwhelming. Yet our moonwalker does not feel alone.
11/16/2018Electric blue thrusters propelling BepiColombo to Mercury
In mid-December, twin discs will begin glowing blue on the underside of a minibus-sized spacecraft in deep space. At that moment Europe and Japan’s BepiColombo mission will have just come a crucial step closer to Mercury.
11/16/2018Microlaunchers: new ways to access space
Access to space was in the spotlight at this week's Φ event which followed an ESA-hosted workshop onEurope’s emerging microlaunch servicesheld in Paris, France forindustry, investors and institutions.
11/16/2018ɸ and citizens
As ESA’s ɸ-week draws to a close, it’s worth remembering that the science and technology involved in observing our planet from space isn’t entirely for the preserve of experts. With a growing interest in the environment and the climate, there are plen...
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.
11/15/2018Es'hail-2 Mission
SpaceX successfully launched the Es’hail-2 satellite on Thursday, November 15 from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Liftoff occurred at 3:46 p.m.
11/15/2018Space making the virtual a reality
What do astronauts, Pokémon, wildlife park rangers and surgeons all have in common?
11/14/2018Harnessing artificial intelligence for sustainability goals
As ESA’s ɸ-week continues to provoke and inspire participants on new ways of using Earth observation for monitoring our world to benefit the citizens of today and of the future, it is clear that artificial intelligence is set to play an important role.
11/14/2018UNICEF and ɸ: Earth observation and innovation for the most vulnerable
Every day, UNICEF works to help children that are victims of poverty, disease, conflict, migration and more. These problems are not only tragic, but also extremely complex. To further improve the way it works, UNICEF is taking a non-traditional approa...
11/13/2018New horizon for space transportation services
ESA reaches out to encourage open innovation and offer support.A global response to ESA’s call for ideas on new space transportation services has resulted in 79 proposals of which 41 were considered eligible for expert advice from ESA.
11/12/2018ESA’s 25 years of telecom: marking a milestone
As ESA’s umbrella programme for telecom, ARTES, celebrates its 25th year, we will be examining why it was set up, how it and the European satcom environment have evolved, the opportunities and challenges that both face today, and what the future holds.
11/12/2018ɸ-week kicks off
With satellites delivering a mindboggling amount of data about our planet along with the availability of the latest digital technologies, there are countless opportunities for innovation. ESA’s ɸ-week, which kicked off today, explores how this new wor...
11/12/2018ESA’s space vision presented at Paris Peace Forum
ESA astronaut Claudie Haigneré attended the Paris Peace Forum this weekend, presenting the Agency’s vision for engaging humankind in multilateral cooperation for space exploration with peaceful objectives.
11/12/2018ESA’s 25 years of telecom: the beginning
As ESA’s umbrella programme for telecom, ARTES, celebrates its 25th year, we will be examining why it was set up, how it and the European satcom environment have evolved, the opportunities and challenges that both face today, and what the future holds.
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