Space agencies in Europe and Russia have sadly announced that their next mission to the surface of Mars with a rover will be delayed by two years, from 2018 t0 2020.
The European Space Agency launched its latest satellite at the start of the week, and it’s already beaming back beautiful images like this one.
The very name of the T6 ion thruster sounds like something from sci-fi. But it’s very real, and this little engine will be one of four that take the European Space Agency’s BepiColombo spacecraft to Mercury.
The London Marathon was held earlier today, and among its runners? Astronaut Tim Peake, orbiting above the Earth on the International Space Station, and he set the world(?) record for running a marathon in space.
Last month, the European Space Agency and Roscosmos lofted their ExoMars mission into space. Now, it’s sent back the first image from its journey to the Red Planet.
British astronaut Tim Peake must be missing home a little, because he’s been taking some incredible images of the UK and northern Europe during his time aboard the International Space Station.
Satellites get a wonderful view of the Earth and since October 2015, one in particular has been tumbling through space while keeping a watchful eye on the planet’s air traffic. This is what its seen.
How many nebulas do you think are in this photo? Careful, the answer is not quite what it seems.
Two weeks ago, the European Space Agency launched ExoMars, a major new mission that’ll hunt for signs of alien life on the Red Planet. Now, the ESA has kindly cut us a sick highlight reel set to some orchestral dubstep so that we can all spend our Friday reliving the magic of six metric tons of metal escaping Earth’s…
It may not look much, but this fine filament of matter will soon blossom into something bright and spectacular, as its constituent gases begin to burn as a new set of stars.
Last month, Japan launched a satellite it described as “essential” to unlocking the mysteries of the universe. This weekend, that $273 million satellite mysteriously disappeared, leaving behind only an ominous trail of debris and some cryptic messages.
Join us as the crew of the ISS tells us what they think of NASA’s plan to ignite a big fire in space, share what’s on their space bucket lists, choose the best space snack, and demonstrate some synchronized space gymnastics.
Do you ever wonder what it’s like to drift in a large tin can hundreds of miles above the Earth’s surface? Then tune in tomorrow morning when we’ll be joined by members of the current ISS crew and the new arrivals living aboard the International Space Station.
The Soyuz spacecraft will be blasting off into space this evening—and pulling a crew of new astronauts up to the International Space Station along with it. Watch it happen live right here.
This light pink plastic dish may look like something from your grandmother’s china collection, but in fact it’s the European Space Agency’s first 3D-printed dual-reflector antenna. And it works surprisingly well.
Sleep? Who needs that when you can watch one of the coolest Martian science missions of the decade blast off for the Red Planet? That’s happening very early tomorrow morning—and if you’re up at odd hours, you won’t want to miss it.
This is one of the very deepest looks into space we’ll ever see, and when you look at it in comparison to other deep space shots, it reveals something intriguing about our universe.
NASA gets all the glory when it comes to Martian exploration, but two other space agencies are now hoping to change that. Early next week, the European Space Agency and Roscosmos are launching the first phase of their joint ExoMars mission, a major new scientific effort with an badass goal: discovering signs of life…
Luckily for Sentinel-3a, there’s no bags to pack, no TSA, and expensive satellites only fly first class.