30 Mar 2018

The Viking, the dragon and the god of thunder

Scandinavian mythology stories are rich in fantastic creatures, and a Nordic astronaut is about to write a new chapter as Space Viking Andreas Mogensen monitors the arrival of the Dragon cargo vessel at the International Space Station next week. The passenger: a state-of-the-art lightning hunter. 

Source: ESA news

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30 Mar 2018

ESA reentry expertise

Every week, on average, a substantial, inert satellite drops into our atmosphere and burns up. Monitoring these reentries and warning European civil authorities has become routine work for ESA’s space debris experts.

Source: ESA news

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27 Mar 2018

In the Dragon's den


Human Spaceflight and exploration image of the week: Atmosphere monitor awaits launch to the International Space Station inside a Dragon supply vehicle
Source: ESA news

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26 Mar 2018

A space window to electrifying science

Lightning triggers powerful electrical bursts in Earth’s atmosphere almost every second. The inner workings of these magnificent forces of nature are still unknown, but a rare observation by an ESA astronaut gave a boost to the science community. A European detector will take on the challenge of hunting for thunderstorms from space next week.

Source: ESA news

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