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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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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Buried lakes of liquid water discovered on Mars

The underground lakes were detected in the Red Planet's south polar region.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 29, 2020 ~4 min

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