28 Sep 2018

See the future at ESA’s IAC Start-up Space Zone

From Lego-style satellites that plug together to robot avatars for lunar exploration, satellite maps for Arctic navigation to a DNA-analysing ‘tricorder’: next week 24 of planet Earth’s top start-ups will showcase their cutting-edge ideas for space and beyond at the International Astronautical Congress in Germany.

Source: ESA news

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28 Sep 2018

Beyond


ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano reflects on his International Space Station mission name and logo
Source: ESA news

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27 Sep 2018

JunoCam looks at the Great Red Spot

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, an exceptionally long-lived storm churning south of Jupiter’s equator, has been observed continuously for nearly two centuries. Though this atmospheric vortex is the largest and longest-lived of any planet in our solar system, our observations suggest that the Great Red Spot is gradually shrinking: the major axis of the ellipse was ~21° in longitude 40 years ago, and only ~14° in the last few years. 

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Source: ASI news

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27 Sep 2018

A shadowy selfie


Operations image of the week: 280 million km from Earth, a tiny spacecraft captures evidence of itself closing in on an ancient rocky body
Source: ESA news

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27 Sep 2018

Luca Parmitano goes Beyond

Today ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano announced the name of his second mission and logo during an event at ESA’s ESRIN establishment in Italy. Luca will be going ‘Beyond’ when he returns to the International Space Station in 2019 as part of Expedition 60/61, alongside Andrew Morgan of NASA and Alexander Skvortsov of Roscosmos.  

Source: ESA news

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26 Sep 2018

Altimetry explained


With the Radar Altimetry Symposium underway in the Azores, Marcello Passaro joins ESA web TV to explain how satellite altimeters measure the height of the sea surface
Source: ESA news

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26 Sep 2018

Sound for space


Technology image of the week: ESA’s exoplanet-surveying Cheops satellite in advance of acoustic testing, simulating the extreme noise of its Soyuz launcher taking off
Source: ESA news

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