Josef Aschbacher to be new European Space Agency boss

One task for the Austrian will be managing the interests of EU and non-EU states, such as the UK.

Dec. 17, 2020 ~5 min

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'Dog kennel' satellite returns first ocean observations

The new Sentinel satellite to track global sea-level rise is in excellent shape, say space officials.

Dec. 10, 2020 ~4 min

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Euro-Russian Mars rover mission takes shape

Another key milestone is reached in the ExoMars Rosalind Franklin rover mission to the Red Planet.

Dec. 8, 2020 ~3 min

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Gaia 'discovery machine' updates star catalogue

The world's most productive astronomical facility releases its third big tranche of sky data.

Dec. 3, 2020 ~6 min

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Polar scientists wary of impending satellite gap

The key missions recording the loss of thickness in glaciers and sea-ice won't last the decade.

Nov. 28, 2020 ~5 min

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Sentinel-6: 'Dog kennel' satellite to measure sea-level rise

It may look like a dog house in space, but Sentinel-6 will make the most precise map of ocean height.

Nov. 21, 2020 ~7 min

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Inverted cables doom European Vega rocket

Improperly installed wiring caused the rocket, with its satellite payloads, to veer off course.

Nov. 17, 2020 ~4 min

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Europe moves ahead with Ariel exoplanet mission

The green light is given to the near-billion-euro space observatory that will study far-off worlds.

Nov. 12, 2020 ~5 min

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The International Space Station at 20 offers hope and a template for future cooperation

Humans have been living on the International Space Station for two full decades. So what comes next for this ailing technology, and what does it mean for future International ventures in space?

Wendy Whitman Cobb, Professor of Strategy and Security Studies, US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies • conversation
Nov. 4, 2020 ~7 min

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Europe steps up contributions to Artemis Moon plan

Thales Alenia Space will build Europe's two major contributions to the Lunar Gateway space station.

Oct. 14, 2020 ~5 min

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