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From an aircraft-detecting CubeSat to additive manufacturing for engines, this information sheet details recent successes from ESA's technology programmes
Read this new brochure explaining how ESA's technology programmes prepare our space future
Venture capital available for space-based companies
The Seraphim Space Fund of venture capital, currently worth £50 million, is set to boost European small, medium and start-up companies developing space-based applications, services and technologies.
A dash of hydrogen and methane could have kept Mars warm
The Red Planet’s thin atmosphere of carbon dioxide can’t retain enough heat for water to flow on the planet, but new calculations suggest how it was once warmer
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet arrives at the International Space Station
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and Roscosmos commander Oleg Novitsky docked with the International Space Station today after a two-day flight in their Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft.
Galileos taking flight
This remarkable CNES/CNRS telescopic image shows Galileos 15–18 moving away from their Ariane 5 EPS upper stage while it vents propellant
ESA’s new Mars orbiter prepares for first science
The ExoMars orbiter is preparing to make its first scientific observations at Mars during two orbits of the planet starting next week.
Icy surprises at Rosetta's comet
As Rosetta’s comet approached its most active period last year, the spacecraft spotted carbon dioxide ice – never before seen on a comet – followed by the emergence of two unusually large patches of water ice.
Galileo: 18 today
Another four satellites join Europe's own satellite navigation system, launched for the first time by Ariane 5
Proxima mission begins
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and Roscosmos commander Oleg Novitsky blasted into space this evening from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 20:20 GMT. Their Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft is now safely heading towards the International Space Station for docking on Saturday.