Tagged: ESA

Imagine an asteroid impact due in 2027: How would you tackle it?   - Out of Space

Duncan Steel May 09, 2019

It’s now scientifically possible to predict potential asteroid impacts years in advance. But knowing that such a calamitous event is going to occur, due to the clockwork of the heavens, presents its own problems. Can we divert it, and if so, how? Similarly, if the impact is inevitable, can we model what is going to happen far ahead of time, … Read More

Chasing a comet- totally newsworthy so why isn’t it top billing? or best shirt-worthy? - Ice Doctor

Victoria Metcalf Nov 14, 2014

Welcome to a comet. Photo by European Space Agency taken by Philae. Philae may have bounced off the comet before landing, but it was the local media lack of focus on this event that had the real lack of thrust. This week has seen a truly epic event in human history. It’s an incredible week for space exploration and … Read More

International cooperation in space serving humanity - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 04, 2014

Photo credit: SENTINEL-1 LIFTS OFF This morning I watched the launch of the Sentinel 1A satellite. The launch was perfect and the coverage on Spaceflight Now excellent with plenty of explanation along the way. The satellite was launched aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket from the European Space Agency (ESA) launch pad Kourou near the town of Sinnamary, … … Continue reading … Read More

World Space Week podcast — Episode 4: Marius Piso - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Oct 07, 2011

With the retirement of the space shuttle and funding cuts across the board at NASA, Hari and I interviewed Marius Piso, a Theoretical physicist and president and CEO of the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) and a contributor to the European Space Agency (ESA), and asked about the future of humankind’s presence in space. We got a lot more than … Read More