SPACE: Cosmic Pearl
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SPACE: Cosmic Pearl

It can be hard to appreciate that a human-made, football-pitch-sized spacecraft is orbiting 400 km above our heads, but there it is.The jewel of human cooperation and ingenuity that is the International Space Station shines brightly in this image captured by ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour.Crew-2 got these amazing views…

SPACE: Sentinel-6 Returning Most Precise Data Ever On Sea Level
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SPACE: Sentinel-6 Returning Most Precise Data Ever On Sea Level

Applications 29/11/2021 720 views 33 likes Sea-level rise is one of the most immediate consequences of climate change, as highlighted recently through urgent pleas from leaders of island nations at the COP26 summit. Global measures of sea-level rise are imperative to underpinning global policy and for strategies to protect coastlines and low-lying lands. Measuring tiny…

SPACE: Galileo Satellites Given Green Light For Launch
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SPACE: Galileo Satellites Given Green Light For Launch

Applications 29/11/2021 563 views 22 likes Europe’s next pair of Galileo satellites have been given a green light for launch. Last Friday’s Launch Readiness Review confirmed that the satellites, the supporting ground installations, and the early operations facilities and teams are ready for lift-off on the early hours of Thursday morning, European time. Galileo upper…

SPACE: Galileo: En Route To Full Operational Capability
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SPACE: Galileo: En Route To Full Operational Capability

Soon another pair of Galileo satellites will be launched on top of a Soyuz from Europe spaceport in French Guiana. These satellites are the first of the so-called ‘Batch 3’, comprising of 12 additional first-generation Galileo satellites commissioned in 2017 to bring the constellation to full operational capability. They will be used to further expand…

SPACE: Gaia Reveals That Most Milky Way Companion Galaxies Are Newcomers To Our Corner Of Space
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SPACE: Gaia Reveals That Most Milky Way Companion Galaxies Are Newcomers To Our Corner Of Space

Science & Exploration 24/11/2021 755 views 30 likes Data from ESA’s Gaia mission is re-writing the history of our galaxy, the Milky Way. What had traditionally been thought of as satellite galaxies to the Milky Way are now revealed to be mostly newcomers to our galactic environment. A dwarf galaxy is a collection of between…

SPACE: Apply Now For The ESA Junior Professional Program!
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SPACE: Apply Now For The ESA Junior Professional Program!

Agency 24/11/2021 3052 views 6 likes Positions are now open for Junior Professionals! Do you have a strong interest in space? Do you aspire to channel your knowledge, interest and experience into a career in the space sector? Open to Master’s degree graduates with two to three years of professional experience, this programme offers a…

SPACE: ESA Accelerates 5G Digital Transformation
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SPACE: ESA Accelerates 5G Digital Transformation

Applications 24/11/2021 501 views 26 likes Space-enabled 5G technologies – which will transform connectivity and reinforce the internet of things – have come a step closer, thanks to the formation of a new partnership. ESA is working with Eureka, an international organisation for research and development funding and coordination, and its Celtic-Next cluster, which is…

SPACE NEWS: NASA’s DART Asteroid Redirect Mission Is Set For Launch On Falcon 9 From Vandenberg
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SPACE NEWS: NASA’s DART Asteroid Redirect Mission Is Set For Launch On Falcon 9 From Vandenberg

SpaceX is preparing to launch NASA’s DART (Double Asteroid Redirect Test) mission onboard a Falcon 9 rocket. DART is a demonstration mission to determine the effects of an intentional impact on an asteroid. DART’s collision with the asteroid moon Dimorphos is set for October 2022. The launch of the small spacecraft from SLC-4E at Vandenberg…

SPACE: ESA Boost Contract For Flight Demonstration Of Spectrum Launch Vehicle
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SPACE: ESA Boost Contract For Flight Demonstration Of Spectrum Launch Vehicle

Enabling & Support 23/11/2021 1041 views 24 likes Small and medium satellites can expect new launch opportunities on the Spectrum launch vehicle thanks to an ESA Boost! co-funding contract worth €11 m with Isar Aerospace Technologies in Germany. The flight demonstrations of Spectrum will pave the way for an extended availability of European launch service…

SPACE: Catching Asteroid Deflection Mission’s First Words
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SPACE: Catching Asteroid Deflection Mission’s First Words

Enabling & Support 22/11/2021 2379 views 81 likes In brief When NASA’s DART spacecraft launches on 24 November on a world-first mission to deflect an asteroid, ESA’s Estrack network will play a vital role – finding, tracking and maintaining contact with the mission as it departs Earth heading toward its target, a 170-metre asteroid ‘moon’…

SCIENCE NEWS: New deep learning method adds 301 planets to Kepler’s total count
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SCIENCE NEWS: New deep learning method adds 301 planets to Kepler’s total count

SCIENCE NEWS: Over 4,5000 planets have been found around other stars, but scientists expect that our galaxy contains millions of planets. There are multiple methods for detecting these small, faint bodies around much larger, bright stars. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Scientists recently added a whopping 301 newly validated exoplanets to the total exoplanet tally. The throng of…

SPACE: Lanzarote’s Rocky Roads
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SPACE: Lanzarote’s Rocky Roads

Take away the clouds, bulk up the humans with suits and add an orange-red filter and this could be an image from a future mission to Mars.The actual site, the Corona lava tube in Lanzarote, Spain, is closer than one might think to the Red Planet.That’s why participants of ESA’s Pangaea course came here this…

SPACE: IMM21: Inflight Call With ESA Astronaut Matthias Maurer
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SPACE: IMM21: Inflight Call With ESA Astronaut Matthias Maurer

Science & Exploration 19/11/2021 438 views 33 likes 461650 ID 00:14:30 ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer talks to ESA ministers in charge of space from the International Space Station.Watch the other IMM21 videosRead more about the IMM21 ESA – European Space Agency Live Footage Corporate Human Spaceflight Cosmic Kiss Matthias Maurer ISS Astronauts Astronauts on board…

SPACE: Webb’s Ariane 5 Gains Upper Stage
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SPACE: Webb’s Ariane 5 Gains Upper Stage

The upper stage of Ariane 5 which will transport the James Webb Space Telescope in space, is now integrated with the Ariane 5 core stage inside the launch vehicle integration building at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.The upper stage arrived at the launch vehicle integration building on 11 November 2021 where it joined the Ariane…

SPACE: Latest Vega Launch Paves Way For Vega-C
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SPACE: Latest Vega Launch Paves Way For Vega-C

Enabling & Support 16/11/2021 1088 views 31 likes Arianespace announced liftoff of Vega’s twentieth flight from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana at 9:27 GMT (10:27 CET; 06:27 local time). Vega delivered three CERES payloads for the French Ministry of the Armed Forces. Each payload is equipped with high-performance sensors. Flying in formation in low Earth orbit,…

SPACE: RadCube Reaches
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SPACE: RadCube Reaches

ESA’s latest CubeSat – RadCube, for surveying space weather in low-Earth orbit – has completed its rigorous commissioning phase, culminating in the extension of a magnetometer boom longer than the miniature satellite itself.The surface of Earth is a rare low-radiation oasis, largely protected from the charged particles riddling space by our planet’s magnetic field. RadCube is…

SPACE: Mapping Our Human Footprint From Space
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SPACE: Mapping Our Human Footprint From Space

Applications 11/11/2021 1304 views 28 likes The world’s population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050, according to the UN Department of Economics and Social Affairs. Urban areas are already home to 55% of the world’s population and that figure is expected to grow to 68% by 2050. Rapid and unplanned urbanisation, combined with…

SPACE: Watch Live: Crew-3 Arrive At International Space Station
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SPACE: Watch Live: Crew-3 Arrive At International Space Station

Science & Exploration 11/11/2021 1940 views 25 likes In brief Coverage of ESA astronaut Matthias’s Maurer’s journey to the International Space Station continues, with docking now expected around 00:33 CET Friday, 12 November (23:33 GMT Thursday, 11 November) and streaming live on ESA Web TV 2. In-depth Matthias and his NASA astronaut crew mates Raja…

SPACE: Best Of Alpha Mission Timelapse
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SPACE: Best Of Alpha Mission Timelapse

A collection of the best timelapse videos made during ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet’s second mission to the International Space Station, “Alpha” in 2021. The camera is setup to take pictures at intervals of two a second, and the pictures are then edited into this video that plays at 25 pictures a second. Most videos around…

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