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European Space Agency


Explained: European Space Agency's EnVision mission to Venus

June 12, 2021 9:40 am

EnVision is an ESA led mission with contributions from NASA. It is likely to be launched sometime in the 2030s.

Climate Change is causing Greenland, Antarctica to melt 6 times faster than in the 1990s

March 18, 2020 12:28 pm

Greenland and Antarctica ice covers are melting six times faster than 1990s, will affect millions of people as sea levels could rise by 6.7-inch by 2100.

Europe’s Cheops satellite will try to launch again

December 18, 2019 1:15 pm

The European Space Agency is continuing the search for new Earths this week with the launch of Cheops, a new telescope whose name stands for CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite.

Explained: Why NASA and ESA want to hit an asteroid called Didymos

December 04, 2019 7:34 pm

While the primary body of Didymos is approximately 780 meters across, its secondary body or "moonlet" is about 160-meters in size, which is more typical of the size of asteroids that could pose the most likely significant threat to Earth

European Space Agency wants to put astronauts in hibernation for deep space travel

November 24, 2019 7:13 pm

The European Space Agency is exploring the possibilities of human hibernation as a means of addressing the problem of sending humans into deep space.

ESA's JUICE mission clicks first photo of Jupiter and its moons even before its launch

September 03, 2019 6:51 pm

The Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) will launch in 2022 on a seven-year journey to the Jupiter system. Before its launch, the mission's navigation camera (NavCam) has given the first glimpse of its destination while still on Earth.

CIMON, the first AI-powered astronaut assistant returns to Earth after 14 months in ISS

September 03, 2019 3:25 pm

Crew Interactive Mobile CompaniON (CIMON), the first artificial intelligence (AI)-based astronaut assistance system returned to Earth last week after spending 14 months on the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA and ESA project offers people Rs 13 lakh to lie in bed for 60 days

March 30, 2019 2:56 pm

A new project offers to pay volunteers nearly Rs 13 lakh to lie in bed for 60 days to help scientists study how weightlessness affects the human body.

ESA probe beams unveils Mars landscape shaped by water, wind and ice

November 25, 2018 6:57 pm

As with much of the surrounding environment, and despite Mars' reputation as a dry, arid world today, water is believed to have played a key role in sculpting Nili Fossae via ongoing erosion.

ESA-Roscosmos Mars rover's landing spot revealed

November 13, 2018 3:10 pm

The rover will drill into the surface of the Red Planet to search for evidence of ancient life after it lands there in 2021.