Friday, October 18, 2019

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

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...
ESO telescopes discover exiled carbon-rich asteroid

ESO telescopes discover exiled carbon-rich asteroid

An international team of astronomers has used European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescopes to investigate a relic of the primordial Solar System. The team found...
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...

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