European space agency

02.11.15
Watch the ESA launch its reusable spaceplane (update: success!)
02.11.15

Watch the ESA launch its reusable spaceplane (update: success!)

The European Space Agency (ESA) does a fine job of launching rockets into orbit (usually), but is...

By S. Dent,   02.11.15
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12.01.14
The Big Picture: a laser-beamed satellite image of Berlin
12.01.14

The Big Picture: a laser-beamed satellite image of Berlin

At first glance, the satellite image above may seem like one of the many that have been shared in...

By E. Alvarez,   12.01.14
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11.28.14
Europe will make Ariane rockets more competitive with SpaceX
11.28.14

Europe will make Ariane rockets more competitive with SpaceX

No, not "airline" rockets. Ariane rockets. According to The Wall Street Journal, EU ministers are...

By J. Trew,   11.28.14
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11.11.14
Watch the European Space Agency's comet landing live
11.11.14

Watch the European Space Agency's comet landing live

After being launched nearly 10 years ago, the ESA's Rosetta mission is about to reach a major mile...

By E. Alvarez,   11.11.14
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08.06.14
Watch the Rosetta spacecraft rendezvous with a comet starting at 4:00AM ET
08.06.14

Watch the Rosetta spacecraft rendezvous with a comet starting at 4:00AM ET

After ten years in space and many complex maneuvers later, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spa...

By S. Dent,   08.06.14
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04.03.14
The first of Europe's new Earth-monitoring satellites launches today
04.03.14

The first of Europe's new Earth-monitoring satellites launches today

If the first step in fixing a problem is knowing about it, then Earth's worry-list is about to get...

By D. Cooper,   04.03.14
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12.19.13
Europe's billion-pixel camera blasts into space to snap the galaxy
12.19.13

Europe's billion-pixel camera blasts into space to snap the galaxy

When thinking about powerful cameras, most gadget nuts would be happy with a Lumia 1020 or a 5D Ma...

By D. Cooper,   12.19.13
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10.27.12
Alt-week 27.10.12: ancient texts, super-Earths and special-ops mice
10.27.12

Alt-week 27.10.12: ancient texts, super-Earths and special-ops mice

Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven day...

By J. Trew,   10.27.12
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06.21.12
ESA team builds self-piloting rover in six months, tests it in Chilean desert
06.21.12

ESA team builds self-piloting rover in six months, tests it in Chilean desert

Chile's Atacama Desert might not be true Martian territory, but it's close enough for the European...

By A. Santos,   06.21.12
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