ESA gives Schiaparelli probe final commands ahead of Mars landing

Posted in Science on 10th Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

With arrival at Mars set for October 19, ESA mission control is busy making last minute adjustments for the Exomars 2016 mission.

Cryosat spacecraft's ice vision is boosted

Posted in Hardware on 13th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

European scientists have found a way to super-charge their study of the ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland.

Europe and Russia delay ExoMars rover project to 2020

Posted in Science on 4th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

The aim of the mission is to land a rover on the Red Planet. Capable of drilling up to 2m below the surface, it would search for signs of past or present life.

Tim Peake 'runs' London Marathon from space

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

He ran the 42km (26.2mi) distance in about three hours, 35 minutes, the European Space Agency said.

European scientists set eyes on ice moon Europa

Posted in Science on 21st Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

European scientists are meeting to consider options for exploring Europa, a moon of Jupiter. They have ideas that could fit as add-ons to US missions that are to be launched in the 2020s.