Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Space News

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

ESA: detecting plastic litter from orbit

ESA: detecting plastic litter from orbit

The millions of tonnes of plastic ending up in the oceans every year is a global challenge. The European Space Agency (ESA) is responding...
SpaceDataHighway: observing Earth

SpaceDataHighway: observing Earth

The Airbus-operated SpaceDataHighway has begun regularly relaying data from the Sentinel-2A satellite after the successful end of the commissioning period, marking the start of...
Developing the UK space sector

Developing the UK space sector

The UK government plans to add billions of pounds to the UK economy and create hundreds of highly skilled jobs by unlocking new opportunities...
Students selected to work at European Space Agency

Students selected to work at European Space Agency

Six Cranfield University, UK, students have been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to travel to Germany and carry out an experiment at...
Is space radiation increasingly hazardous?

Is space radiation increasingly hazardous?

Researchers from the University of New Hampshire’s Space Science Center have warned that exposure to space radiation is much higher than previously thought and...
UK scientists help solve mystery of why comets emit X-rays

UK scientists help solve mystery of why comets emit X-rays

The mystery of why comets emit X-rays when travelling through space has been solved thanks to new research undertaken by a team that included...
Copernicus Sentinel satellites: delivering accurate data

Copernicus Sentinel satellites: delivering accurate data

Two recent expeditions 26,000km across the Atlantic Ocean have returned critical information to make sure the Copernicus Sentinel satellites are delivering accurate data about...
BepiColombo gets green light for launch site

BepiColombo gets green light for launch site

A review yesterday means that Europe’s first mission to Mercury - BepiColombo - will soon be ready to be transported to the spaceport and...
Scientists discover how magnetic waves heat the sun

Scientists discover how magnetic waves heat the sun

Scientists at Queen’s University, Belfast, have led an international team to the ground-breaking discovery of how magnetic waves heat the Sun by crashing through...
Donor red giant star breathes life into dead star

Donor star breathes life into dead star

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Integral space observatory has witnessed a rare event – the moment winds emitted by a red giant star revived...

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