the shape of european space technology to come
The space sector is in the midst of unprecedented change. Ahead of this month’s Space19+ Ministerial Council, where Europe’s space ministers agree ESA’s forward trajectory, technology leaders of our continent’s biggest space manufacturers came together to share their future visions.... ESA · 4 weeks
Technology Master Plan  ESA · 6 days
Technology Master Plan Read the Space19+ edition of ESA's European Space Technology Master Plan, an authoritative overview of our continent's space R&D with roadmaps for future research more
Four technology goals ESA favors for honing Europe’s competitive edge  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Europe’s space industry won’t be able to keep its technological edge without government support, the European... more
Astronauts to test drive a lunar robot from the space station  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Astronauts could one day remotely control Moon and Mars rovers from orbit. An upcoming test aboard the International Space Station could help make this a possibility.... more
European Space Agency agrees record budget to meet new challenges  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
European Space Agency (ESA) members agreed Thursday a record 14.4 billion euros budget, promising to maintain Europe's place at the top table as the United States and China... more
European Space Agency seeks funding boost from member states  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The European Space Agency is asking its 22 member states for more money to be able to carry out ambitious new missions and keep up with growing competition from the... more
Space Talks 2019: bringing space to you  ESA · 4 weeks
The second series of European Space Talks concluded on 31 October, in a campaign that gave thousands of people, whether enthusiasts or... more
Europe faces up to new space challenges  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
European ministers met Wednesday in Spain aiming to defend its top space ranking against challenges from the United States and China, and increasingly from industry disruptors such as Elon Musk's Space X. more
ESA Director General calls for aggressive action on space debris  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Rather than waiting for international consensus on measures to mitigate the problem of space debris, space... more
Magnetic storms: A window to the past  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Audrey Schillings recently defended her doctoral thesis about atmospheric loss from Earth and how it varies with solar wind conditions. Audrey was employed at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics and enrolled at Luleå... more
Shape-programmable dielectric liquid crystal elastomer actuators  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Materials scientists aim to use bioinspired soft robots to carry out advanced interactions between humans and robots, but the associated technology remains to be developed. For example, soft actuators must perform quickly with force to deliver... more
This week we're under the space weather  ESA · 3 weeks
This week, space weather experts are coming together in Liège, Belgium, for the main annual event in their calendar, European Space Weather... more
A marvelous molecular machine  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Squids, octopuses and cuttlefish are undisputed masters of deception and camouflage. Their extraordinary ability to change color, texture and shape is unrivaled, even by modern technology. more
Behind the scenes – space-age physics  ESA · 4 weeks
Quietly and steadily, fundamental science for better materials on Earth runs on the International Space Station. While European commander Luca Parmitano is busy preparing... more
European Commission optimistic budget hike will be approved  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
The European Commission is recommending an increase in its annual space budget of more than 5 billion Euros to 16.2... more
Space. Where do Europeans stand?  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: Where does the topic of space come in the priorities of European citizens? Presented in this infographic, the answers may surprise you.Two Harris Interactive studies... more
Radiation rotifer  ESA · 6 days
The 19th SpaceX Dragon supply mission to the International Space Station will carry cargo for astronauts to run experiments for European researchers on Earth. One curious cargo is the microscopic organism, rotifers,... more
Advanced technology, investment clearing way for spaceliners  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Development of spaceplanes for suborbital tourism, satellite launches and point-to-point terrestrial transportation are benefiting from advanced technology, panelists said at the Space... more
Proxima puts European space on silver screen  ESA · 4 weeks
Proxima is the new film from French filmmaker Alice Winocour, about an ESA astronaut training for a long-duration mission on the International... more
ESA Technology brochure  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA Technology brochure This new brochure recounts ESA's new Technology Strategy for space R&D into the 2020s more
ESA ministers commit to biggest ever budget  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA Press Release No.22-2019ESA’s Council at Ministerial Level, Space19+, has concluded in Seville, Spain, with the endorsement of the most ambitious plan... more
ESA's Technology Strategy  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA's Technology Strategy Read ESA's new Technology Strategy for space R&D into the 2020s more
How LISA pathfinder detected dozens of 'comet crumbs'  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
LISA Pathfinder, a mission led by ESA (the European Space Agency) that included NASA contributions, successfully demonstrated technologies needed to build a future space-based gravitational wave observatory, a tool for detecting ripples... more
Harnessing the power of CRISPR in space and time  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Scientists have developed a revolutionary CRISPR technology called ?CRISPR-Switch?, which enables unprecedented control of the CRISPR technique in both space and time. more
Space hardware manufacturers urge realistic expectations for 3D printing  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Space hardware builders say they fully expect 3D printing to revolutionize manufacturing, but cautioned that the technology is... more
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