07 Jan 2019

CubeSats joining Hera mission to asteroid system

When ESA’s planned Hera mission journeys to its target binary asteroid system, it will not be alone. The spacecraft will carry two tiny CubeSats for deployment around – and eventual landing on – the Didymos asteroids. Each companion spacecraft will be small enough to fit inside a briefcase, as compared to the desk-sized Hera.

Source: ESA news

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07 Jan 2019
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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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