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Improving new Aeolus wind data for forecasts








Tests carried out show that new wind profile observations from ESA’s Aeolus satellite significantly improve weather forecasts – particularly in the southern hemisphere and the tropics.

#earth #science #space #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Proba-2 watches Mercury transit






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ESA's Proba-2 had a ring-side seat for the transit of Mercury on 11 November 2019. Proba-2 monitors the Sun from Earth orbit and was able to spot Mercury’s transit as a small black disc – seen here moving from left to right across the face of the Sun.

The images in this movie were taken with t... Show more...
 

ESA missions team up to map cosmic rays across Solar System








ESA spacecraft dotted across the inner Solar System performed a census of deep-space radiation during an entire 11-year solar cycle – and discovered a location where radiation levels remained mysteriously lower than elsewhere.

#engineering #technology #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Leading the way






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Four spacewalks in the coming weeks means a lot of prep work. ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is gearing up the first in a series of historic extravehicular activities or EVAs taking place 15 November. He is pictured here creating tape flags that will be used to mark tubes during the spacewalks.

The spacewalks are to service the... Show more...
 

Rosetta's ongoing science






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On 12 November 2014 Philae became the first spacecraft to land on a comet as part of the successful Rosetta mission to study Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Five years later, and after the mission’s official end in 2016, Rosetta is continuing to provide insights into the origins of our Solar System.

Rosetta’s instruments have already discovered... Show more...
 

Proba-2 watches Mercury transit


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ESA's Proba-2 had a ring-side seat for the transit of Mercury on 11 November 2019.

Proba-2 monitors the Sun from Earth orbit and was able to spot Mercury’s transit as a small black disc – seen here at the far left as it begins its journey across the face of the Sun. The image was taken with the SWAP extreme ultraviolet telescope.

Solar transits – where a celestial body is seen to pass across the solar disc from the perspective of Earth – are relatively rare events. Mercury undergoes around 13 transits a century, and will not occur again until 2032.

#space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Proba-2 watches Mercury transit


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ESA's Proba-2 had a ring-side seat for the transit of Mercury on 11 November 2019.

Proba-2 monitors the Sun from Earth orbit and was able to spot Mercury’s transit as a small black disc – seen here to the right of centre as it passed across the face of the Sun. The image was taken with the SWAP extreme ultraviolet telescope.

Solar transits – where a celestial body is seen to pass across the solar disc from the perspective of Earth – are relatively rare events. Mercury undergoes around 13 transits a century, and will not occur again until 2032.

#space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Yum and cool #food #space

 

Call for media to Seville


Press Release N° 20-2019

**The ESA Council at Ministerial Level, Space 19+ - www.esa.int/space19plus, will take place at FIBES in Seville, Spain, on 27 and 28 November 2019. **

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Ten Suns for 10 years






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Last week marked a milestone for ESA’s Proba-2 satellite: 10 years of operation in orbit around the Earth. Since its launch on 2 November 2009, Proba-2 (PRoject for OnBoard Autonomy) has probed the intricacies of the Sun and its connection to our planet, imaging and observing our star and investigat... Show more...
 

GSTP Annual Report 2018






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2018 marks a special point in our history. For 25 years, our General Support Technology Programme (GSTP) has been developing leading-edge space technologies that enable missions to discover the Universe, understand our environment, navigate, educate and save lives. The 2018 Annual Report highlights our biggest achievements over the past year, looks back at the highlights from our 25-year-long history and discusses what's next for GSTP.

#engineering #technology #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Could Anti-gravity Really be Possible?


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US astronauts publicly get in Mercury, Gemini and Apollo, and then, at the command of Guenter quietly hid in his underground bunker, so that the rocket took off empty, without the crew, and they were at the right time and in the right place thrown from the plane and solemnly met on board aircraft carriers.

Американские космонавты принародно садились в Меркурии, Джемини и прочие Аполло
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Luca to lead most challenging spacewalks since Hubble repairs








The date is set for ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano’s first spacewalk of his Beyond mission. Friday 15 November marks the start of a series of complex spacewalks to service the cosmic-particle-hunting Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02).

#human #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Week in images








Discover our week through the lens (4-8 November 2019).

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Call for media: Live event for Luca Parmitano’s first spacewalk of Beyond


Press Release N° 19-2019

Media are invited to join ESA and CERN experts at the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany, 15 November 2019, to watch ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano perform the first in a series of complex spacewalks to service the cosmic-particle-hunting Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02).

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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How we heat-proofed ESA’s Mercury mission








The BepiColombo mission to Mercury, closest planet to the Sun is currently millions of kilometres from Earth in deep space, more than a year into its seven year journey. If you could see it, the spacecraft would be shining brightly – just one of numerous design features protecting it from the most hostile conditions any ESA mission has ever faced.

#engineering #technology #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Holbox Island, Mexico






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The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Holbox Island, off the Quintana Roo coast of Mexico. The island is separated from mainland Mexico by a shallow lagoon. This false-colour image has been processed in a way that highlights vegetation in bright red.

Holbox Island is around 40 km long a... Show more...
 

Earth from Space: Holbox Island






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In this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Holbox Island, off the Quintana Roo coast of Mexico.

See also Holbox Island, Mexico to download the image.

#earth #science #space #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Dive Into TESS's Southern Sky Panorama


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WaterField Air Duffel: Avoid the airline overhead space battle, optimize the under seat space


#air #airline #avoid #battle #duffel #optimize #overhead #seat #space #under #waterfield
 

Suitcase-sized asteroid explorer






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This replica model of ESA’s ‘Miniaturised Asteroid Remote Geophysical Observer’, or M-Argo, was on display at the Agency’s recent Antennas workshop. It is the one of numerous sm... Show more...
 

A new type of fire, the fuel of the future?








Later this month a Texus rocket will launch from Esrange, Sweden, that will travel about 260 km upwards and fall back to Earth offering researchers six minutes of zero gravity. Their experiment? Burning metal powder to understand a new type of fire.

#human #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Earth images in vogue


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Images of Earth from space meet fashion this week as Vogue magazine features the ‘Fragility and Beauty’ exhibition in Milan, Italy. Through several satellite images, the Italian online edition of Vogue... Show more...
 

How space helps seriously ill patients in air ambulances








Medical emergencies are set to be better managed thanks to air ambulances being equipped with space-enabled technology.

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex – which treats some 2,500 of the most seriously injured and ill patients each year in the south east of England – is to equip all its aircraft with devices developed in collaboration with ESA.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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A decade probing the Sun


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Ten years ago, a small satellite carrying 17 new devices, science instruments and technology experiments was launched into orbit, on a mission to investigate our star and the environment that it rules in space.

#engineering #technology #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Growing tissues in space


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Tissue engineering is a fast-developing field reaching new heights thanks to space research. An experiment on the International Space Station is opening up possibilities to grow artificial blood vessels for surgery on humans.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst returns to Earth – for the second time








#launchers #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Vega Flight VV15 failure: Arianespace and ESA appoint an independent inquiry commission








#human #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Vega flight VV15: findings of the Independent Inquiry Commission’s investigations








#human #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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New European Space Agency mission will add to climate knowledge








#human #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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#China Launches First Sub-meter Class #Satellite Into #Space

Published 3rd November 2019

China's first sub-meter high-resolution optical transmission stereo mapping satellite Gaofen-7 was successfully launched at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern province of Shanxi. Compared with ordinary optical remote sensing satellites, Gaofen-7 can draw three-dimensional images, meaning that all the buildings in the world will be a series of three-dimensional models once it is put into use. The successful launch means that the status quo of the high-resolution stereo remote sensing image market relying heavily on foreign satellites will be broken, leading China into a new era of independent large-scale space mapping.

 

Cargo load






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The Cygnus NG-12 cargo vehicle hangs out after arriving to the International Space Station on 4 November.

The latest resupply mission includes over 4 tonnes of science experiments, crew supplies, and station hardware. It also crucially includes components essential for the series of spacewalks taking place this month.

In a few weeks ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan will venture out to perform a series of spacewalks four years in the making.... Show more...
 

ESA’s new ‘Farmageddon’ collection with Shaun the Sheep








We’re celebrating the release of the second Shaun the Sheep movie, Farmageddon, which has a space theme leaning heavily on popular science fiction, with a special edition ESA Space Shop collection for the whole family.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Apollo astronaut champions Hera for planetary defence








Having spent much of the 21st century developing planetary defence techniques, Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart is a strong supporter of ESA’s proposed Hera mission. In general, when it comes to asteroid deflection, he says, two spacecraft are better than one.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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A new Track is coming up the milky way: "Himalia" is the second release of the Jupiter I EP and is ready for your ears, hope you like this one :)

#electronica #minimal #ambient #music #jupiter #moons #space #atmosphere

SoundCloud: Himalia (punchogrande)

 

Space economy: China wants to set up $10 trillion Earth-Moon economic zone


#Space #economy: #China wants to set up $10 trillion #Earth-Moon #economic #zone #politics
 

Space Transportation at Space 19+








Space Transportation

At Space19+, ESA Space Transportation will propose programmes that will continue to secure Europe’s access to space and boost competitiveness

#launchers #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Building Solar Orbiter






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This timelapse shows some of the activities that took place during the integration of ESA's Solar Orbiter in the Hercules cleanroom at Airbus Defence and Space, Stevenage, UK.

Solar Orbiter is an ESA mission with strong NASA participation. The prime contractor is Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage, UK. Solar Orbiter will launch on a NASA-provided Atlas V 411 in February 2020.

The mission will provide new perspectives on our star, including the first images of the Sun’s polar regions. Its complementary suite of instruments means it will be able to study the plasma environment locally around the spacecraft, and collect data from the Sun from afar, connecting the dots between the Sun’s activity, and the space environment in the inner Solar System.

#space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Call for Media: Last glimpse of the Sentinel-6 satellite








#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Revealing interior temperature of Antarctic ice sheet








As ESA’s SMOS satellite celebrates 10 years in orbit, yet another result has been added to its list of successes. This remarkable satellite mission has shown that it can be used to measure how the temperature of the Antarctic ice sheet changes with depth – and it’s much warmer deep down.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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A decade probing the Sun


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Ten years ago, a small satellite carrying 17 new devices, science instruments and technology experiments was launched into orbit, on a mission to investigate our star and the environment that it rules in space.

#operations #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

Juice cast in gold






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In a decade’s time, an exciting new visitor will enter the Jovian system: ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, or Juice. As its name suggests, the mission will explore Jupiter and three of its largest moons – Ganymede, Callisto and Europa – to investigate the giant planet’s cosmic family and gas giant planets in general.

Juice is planned for launch in 2022, and its instruments are currently be... Show more...
 
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The 1,000 stars closest to the Sun, positions relative to the galactic plane, size proportional to radii in units of R_{☉} (with a cut-off for the very big ones), colored according to effective temperature.

#stars #space #astronomy

via Robert McNees https://twitter.com/mcnees
 

Week in images


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Discover our week through the lens (28 October - 1 November 2019).

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Craving for cold isolation – research doctor rotation in Antarctica








Did you know the largest desert in the world is also the coldest place in the world? In the heart of Antarctica, where temperatures can drop to –80°C, life is so hard there is no life to be found as even bacteria cannot survive.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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