Airbus to continue work on ESA's Fetch Mars rover

Posted in Hardware, Science on 17th Jun, 2020
by Alex Muller

ESA has awarded a contract to Airbus Defence and Space to go ahead on the next phase to develop the advanced Sample Fetch Rover.

Lunar landscape testing ground to be built in Germany

Posted in Science on 19th Oct, 2018
by Alex Muller

To help prepare astronauts for a longer return trip, the European Space Agency (ESA) has outlined a new facility that will recreate the lunar surface as accurately as possible.

Ground based telescopes have surpassed Hubble Space Telescope in picture sharpness

Posted in Science on 19th Jul, 2018
by Alex Muller

Its possible to capture images from the ground at visible wavelengths that are sharper than those from the Hubble Space Telescope.

ESA prepares to light-up world's largest single-piece solid rocket

Posted in Science on 10th Jul, 2018
by Alex Muller

The P120C rocket motor will be used on the new-generation Ariane 6 launcher from 2020.

Europe's Mars rover takes shape

Posted in Science on 20th Apr, 2018
by Alex Muller

ESA member states will meet on 8 May for the Critical Design Review. This will consider every aspect of the venture and is really the last chance to change some aspect of the mission.