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Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite delivers first image

Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite delivers first image

Just under two weeks after it was launched, the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite has delivered its first images of Earth, which include the sunset over...
What will happen when the Sun dies?

What will happen when the Sun dies?

Scientists agree the Sun will die in approximately five billion years, however, the question of what will happen when the Sun dies has remained....
ESA selects three new mission concepts for study

ESA selects three new mission concepts for study

A high-energy survey of the early Universe, an infrared observatory to study the formation of stars, planets and galaxies, and a Venus orbiter are...
Helium found in exoplanet atmosphere for the first time

Helium found in exoplanet atmosphere for the first time

An international team of astronomers have detected helium in an exoplanet atmosphere – a planet that orbits a star other than our Sun –...
UK Space Agency leads work on options for independent satellite system

UK Space Agency leads work on options for independent satellite system

The UK government has confirmed that the UK Space Agency will lead work to develop options for a British global navigation satellite system. A group...
Does the Moon hold the key to improving satellite images?

Does the Moon hold the key to improving satellite images?

Many Earth Observation satellites use the Moon as an added component to ensure reliable, good quality environmental data and satellite images. While the surface of...
Professor Johann-Dietrich Wörner Director General European Space Agency (ESA)

Professor Johann-Dietrich Wörner, DG European Space Agency (ESA)

The public is increasingly seeing space as a very important part of everyday life and this demonstrates a growing awareness of the practical role...
Space 4.0: challenges for the new space agency

Professor Johann-Dietrich Wörner on space agency challenges and Space 4.0

ESA DG Professor Johann-Dietrich Wörner spoke to SciTech Europa about a range of issues and priorities for the space sector, including space weather and...
The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter returns first images of orbit

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter returns first images of orbit

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter arrived in a near-circular 400 km altitude orbit of Mars a few weeks ago ahead of its primary goal...
ESA and NASA to investigate bringing Martian soil to Earth

ESA and NASA to investigate bringing Martian soil to Earth

Both ESA and NASA have signed a statement of intent today to explore concepts for missions to bring samples of Martian soil to Earth. Spacecrafts...

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