Thursday, August 22, 2019

Space News

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

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...
ESO: Uncovering dense concentrations of galaxies

ESO: Uncovering dense concentrations of galaxies

Using the ALMA and APEX telescopes, two international teams of scientists have uncovered dense concentrations of galaxies that are poised to merge, forming cores...
Successful launch of new Sentinel satellite

Successful launch of new Sentinel satellite

The EU's Earth observation programme, Copernicus, has another Sentinel satellite (Sentinel-3B) in orbit following a successful launch. The Copernicus satellite will join its twin...
New thermal coatings for spacecraft and satellites

New thermal coatings for spacecraft and satellites

A team of researchers have developed a new technology which could prompt for significant change in space missions, new thermal coatings for spacecraft and...
Gaia mission creates richest star map to date

Gaia mission creates richest star map to date

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Gaia mission has produced the richest star map to date, including high-precision measurements of nearly 1.7 billion stars and...
AI to beat astronomers in predicting habitability of circumbinary planets

AI to beat astronomers in predicting habitability of circumbinary planets

Artificial intelligence (AI) is giving scientists new hope for studying the habitability of circumbinary planets, as a new study uses machine learning techniques to...
Airbus adds precision to Sentinel-3 satellite

Airbus adds precision to Sentinel-3 satellite

Airbus’ MicroWave Radiometer instrument will provide added precision to the Sentinel-3 satellite by correcting for inaccuracies created by water vapor in the atmosphere. A new...
NASA launches TESS satellite

NASA launches TESS satellite

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was launched on Wednesday (18 April) on a mission to survey stars and find thousands of new worlds...
Space storm hunter in position outside Columbus

Space storm hunter in position outside Columbus

The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor, known as the space storm hunter, has been installed outside the European space laboratory Columbus from the Dragon spacecraft. Operators commanded...
What is the best way to grow fruit and vegetables in space?

What is the best way to grow fruit and vegetables in space?

The European Space Agency (ESA) and Dutch company Groen Agro Control have announced the results of a project to determine the best ways to...

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