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News Archive / Tagged: European Space Agency

  • Here’s looking at Euclid: NASA provides crucial parts for ESA dark energy mission

    Jim SharkeyJuly 31st, 2019

    Dark energy and dark matter are two of the biggest mysteries facing modern astronomy. Scheduled to launch in 2022, the European Space Agency's Euclid spacecraft has been designed investigate these invisible phenomena that scientist think make up a majority of our universe. A team of NASA engineers recently delivered crucial components for one on the spacecraft's science instruments.

  • From Lunar to LEO, MS-13 trio blasts off toward ISS

    Jason RhianJuly 20th, 2019

    Fifty years is a long time. In the past half-century NASA has gone from launching men to the Moon to being dependent on the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, for access to low-Earth orbit. The latest flight under the agreement took place 50 years to the day NASA achieved what was once believed to be impossible.

  • Falcon Eye 1 spacecraft lost in Vega mishap

    Cullen DesforgesJuly 10th, 2019

    It appears a European Space Agency (ESA) rocket has encountered a failure which has resulted in the loss of the Falcon Eye 1 satellite that it had been tasked with sending to orbit.

  • Survey shows ‘hundreds of impacts’ on ESA’s Columbus module

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 8th, 2019

    Each ISS module is designed with micrometeoroid debris protection. A recent survey of the Columbus module shows the importance of that shielding.