24 Dec 2018
24 Dec 2018

Mission accomplished for ESA’s butane-propelled CubeSat

The cereal-box sized GomX-4B – ESA’s biggest small CubeSat yet flown – has completed its mission for the Agency, testing out new miniaturised technologies including: intersatellite link communication with its GomX-4A twin, a hyperspectral imager, star tracker and butane-based propulsion system.

Source: ESA news

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21 Dec 2018
21 Dec 2018
21 Dec 2018

Back on Earth


Watch ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst’s first short interview, recorded just hours after he returned to Earth from his six-month Horizons mission
Source: ESA news

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20 Dec 2018
20 Dec 2018

Feeding a giant


ESA’s deep-space antenna in New Norcia, Western Australia, has now been powered by solar energy for over a year, in the first step towards creating a green network of eyes on the skies
Source: ESA news

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20 Dec 2018

Mars Express gets festive: A winter wonderland on Mars

This image shows what appears to be a large patch of fresh, untrodden snow – a dream for any lover of the holiday season. However, it’s a little too distant for a last-minute winter getaway: this feature, known as Korolev crater, is found on Mars, and is shown here in beautiful detail as seen by Mars Express.

Source: ESA news

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20 Dec 2018
20 Dec 2018

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