Thursday, May 28, 2020

Space News

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

German astronaut to take over as commander of the International Space Station

German astronaut to take over as commander of the ISS

German astronaut Alexander Gerst is returning to the International Space Station (ISS) as the first of ESA’s 2009 class of astronauts to be sent...
Commission to boost EU space leadership beyond 2020

Commission to boost EU space leadership beyond 2020

The European Commission is proposing for the next long-term EU budget to devote €16bn to help maintain and further enhance EU space leadership. The new...
Investigating the physics of the early Universe – the great goal of modern cosmology

Investigating the physics of the early Universe – the great goal of modern cosmology

Professor Nicola Vittorio, of the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, chronicles past, current, and possible future breakthroughs in our understanding of the physics of...
Globular clusters four billion years younger than previously thought

Globular clusters four billion years younger than previously thought

According to new research by the University of Warwick, UK, globular clusters could be four billion years younger than previously thought. These finding could...
Have multiple metals been found on exoplanets?

Have multiple metals been found on exoplanets?

Scientists from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Spain, and the University of Cambridge, UK, have identified possible signs of multiple metals in...
ExoMars rover set for extreme environment tests

ExoMars rover set for extreme environment tests

A model of the ExoMars rover that will land on the Red Planet in 2021 is beginning a test campaign that will ensure it...
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...

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