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New Scientist - Space

After a century of speculation, we now know the little planet-bearing star revolves around Alpha Centauri A and B every 550,000 years

11/29/2016

ESA Space Science

First views of Mars show potential for ESA’s new orbiter ESA’s new ExoMars orbiter has tested its suite of instruments in orbit for the first time, hinting at a great potential for future observations.

11/29/2016

Astronomy & Astrophysics

A&A special issue: GREGOR first resultsA&A special issue: GREGOR first results Print this press release (PDF file) A&A press release Astronomy & Astrophysics, volume 596, December 2016
Table of contents of the A&A special issue This special issue of Astronomy & Astrophysics contains a series of scientific articles, which are based on data obtained with the GREGOR solar telescope in 2014 and 2015. This period represents the initial phase of scientific use, and was carried out jointly by all partners of the GREGOR consortium. These articles demonstrate the potential of the telescope and its instruments at this early stage of development.

11/29/2016

New Scientist - Space

Early moon geology recreated in the lab suggests water was there to begin with, not added later by comets

11/28/2016

ESA Human Spaceflight

New arrivals at remotest base on Earth – will you be next?New arrivals at remotest base on Earth – will you be next?

11/24/2016

ESA Human Spaceflight

Vita: next Space Station mission name and logo ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli will be launched to the International Space Station next year for his third spaceflight. The name and logo for his mission were announced today. Vita stands for Vitality, Innovation, Technology and Ability and was chosen by Italy’s ASI space agency, which is providing the mission through a barter agreement with NASA. In Italian, “vita” means “life”, reflecting the experiments that Paolo will run and the philosophical notion of living in outer space – one of the most inhospitable places for humans. 

11/24/2016

ESA Telecommunications & Integrated Applications

Seraphim Space fund Venture capital offers ESA-supported projects a springboard into the market place

11/24/2016

New Scientist - Space

Elon Musk’s space firm is seeking permission to launch 4425 satellites into space with the aim of delivering superfast broadband to the masses

11/23/2016

New Scientist - Space

The space telescope is set to spend hundreds of hours over the next year picking out the perfect planet for its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, to probe in earnest

11/23/2016

ESA Telecommunications & Integrated Applications

Start of service for Europe’s SpaceDataHighway The European Data Relay System began servicing Europe’s Earth observing Copernicus programme yesterday, transferring observations in quasi-real time using cutting-edge laser technology. 

11/23/2016