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SciTech Europa brings you the latest Space News from across the field of European Science & Technology Research, Development and Innovation.

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Space safety at the European Space Operations Centre

Rolf Densing, ESA Director of Operations and Head of the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), speaks to SciTech Europa about space safety and situational...

High-energy astrophysics missions: The X-ray spectroscopy era

SciTech Europa takes a look at future X-ray spectroscopy missions, deigned to provide us with a better understanding of the Universe. High-energy astrophysics studies X-ray...
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Space for innovation: Technology transfer in the space sector

The head of ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme Office, Frank Salzgeber, spoke to SciTech Europa about how the office supports new businesses. The European Space Agency’s...
Roberto Viola, who discussed some of the challenges in space policy with us.

Roberto Viola on overcoming European Space Policy challenges

At the 11th European Space Policy conference in Brussels, SciTech Europa met with the head of the European Commission’s DG CONNECT, Roberto Viola, to discuss...
Elżbieta Bieńkowska at the 11th Conference on European Space Policy

The European Defence Fund: Linking space and defence

Elżbieta Bieńkowska, European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurships and SMEs, spoke in Brussels at the 11th Conference on European Space Policy about how...
Pleiades, one of the brightest and closest open star clusters

Tidal tails: A glimpse into the evolution of open star clusters

Astronomers from the University of Heidelberg have identified two tidal tails with approximately five hundred stars extending up to 650 light-years. The discovery gives...
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Increased funding for gravitational wave observatories

The global network of gravitational wave observatories network is being upgraded, it has been announced by lead science funding agencies in the United Kingdom...
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The final frontier: Will IP apply in space?

Stephen Blake, Partner, and Isobel Ferguson, Trainee Patent Attorney, at Marks & Clerk, discuss some of the challenges posed with regard to IP when it...
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The Director General of ESA discusses their future space activities

SciTech Europa met with the Director General of the European Space Agency, Johann-Dietrich Wörner in Brussels to discuss some of Agency’s current and future...
This image, taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys shows a part the globular cluster NGC 6752. Behind the bright stars of the cluster a denser collection of faint stars is visible -- a previously unknown dwarf spheroidal galaxy. This galaxy, nicknamed Bedin 1, is about 30 million light-years from Earth.

Astronomers have found a new dwarf galaxy near us

Astronomers have discovered a new dwarf galaxy only 30 million light years away. This was a surprise finding made while studying the globular cluster...

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