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

How will the Sentinel satellites modernise the CAP?

How will the Sentinel satellites modernise the CAP?

Over the last year, through its Sentinels for Common Agriculture Policy (Sen4CAP) project, ESA has been working closely with the European Commission to demonstrate...
The Universe under the lens of gravitational waves

The Universe under the lens of gravity waves

The landmark detection of gravitational waves in 2016 has the potential to transform our understanding of the Universe – if our technology is up...
Goonhilly Earth Station lands £24m investment

Goonhilly Earth Station lands £24m investment

Following the recent £8.4m (~€9.5m) contract win from the European Space Agency, Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd has secured its second phase investment of £24m...
First interstellar ‘immigrant’ discovered in the Solar System

First interstellar ‘immigrant’ discovered in the Solar System

New research has discovered the first known interstellar immigrant in our Solar System. The asteroid, currently in Jupiter’s orbit, is the first known asteroid...
Professor Xavier Barcons: How ESO is enabling world class astronomy

Professor Xavier Barcons: How ESO is enabling world class astronomy

The director general of ESO, Professor Xavier Barcons, addressed the Big Science Business Forum 2018 to outline current and future astronomy facilities. The director general...
Focusing on space debris

Focusing on space debris

The Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern (AIUB), Switzerland, has added to its observatory in Zimmerwald, meaning there are now six fully automated...
Unusual laser emission from the Ant Nebula

Unusual laser emission from the Ant Nebula

A rare phenomenon connected to the death of a star has been discovered in the observations made by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Herschel...
Using Dorset, UK, as a model to find traces of life on Mars

Using Dorset as a model to find traces of Life on Mars

By studying a stream on the UK coast, scientists have calculated how much organic matter we might find in connection with life on Mars,...
Bepicolombo mission arrives at Europe’s spaceport

BepiColombo mission arrives at Europe’s spaceport

The spacecraft of the BepiColombo mission to Mercury have arrived at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, marking the start of six months of...
InSight mission will be first to measure the heart of Mars

InSight mission will be first to measure the heart of Mars

The new Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission involving UK science will study what lies deep beneath the surface...

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