Successful Conclusion of ESA Council at Ministerial Level
ESA Council at Ministerial Level
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ESA Council at Ministerial Level, Luxembourg, on 2 December 2014
SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION OF ESA COUNCIL AT MINISTERIAL LEVEL
2 December 2014ESA today concluded a productive one-day Council meeting at ministerial level in Luxembourg.Ministers of ESA Member States agreed the further development of a family of new launchers, and approved funding for the International Space Station and space exploration.
In addition, Ministers set a course for ESA ...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | December 4, 2014 - 8:57 pm
Satellites Assist the Basilica di Massenzio in Rome
Basilica di Massenzio
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3 December 2014
Lovers of architecture and history can rest easy: the stability of historical buildings can now be monitored in real time by a new technique with its roots in space.
In the past, if you feared the land beneath your house or road might be shifting, the only method was to install measuring devices, and wait – often for months – to find out.
Today, landowners can determine whether or not they have a problem much faster, thanks to a company that...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | December 4, 2014 - 8:38 pm
Satellites Helping to Assess Risk of Epidemics
Risk of tickborne encephalitis
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1 December 2014 Learning about our enemy through satellites is helping us to combat diseases spread by insects and other pests. Changes in the environment, global trade and travel are all factors in the ever-increasing numbers and movement of pests. Identifying and predicting the distribution of existing local species as well as the spread of new exotic ones are essential in assessing the risk of potential epidemics.
Field data entered via app A consortiu...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | December 3, 2014 - 7:53 am
Global Satellite Industry Growing Faster than U.S. & Worldwide Economy
Contact: Dale Robinette
San Diego, California, December 3, 2014: The global satellite industry has seen an annual increase of 3% in revenue in 2013 for a total of $195.2 billion, outpacing the worldwide economic growth of 2.4% and U.S. growth of 2.8%. This may be a bit surprising for many close to the Space industry who have been hearing of the reductions in spending from the U.S. Defense Department and NASA. Satellite Industry Association, State of the Satellite Industry Report, prepar...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | December 2, 2014 - 9:00 am
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Laser Link Offers High-Speed Delivery
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28 November 2014
Marking a first in space, Sentinel-1A and Alphasat have linked up by laser stretching almost 36 000 km across space to deliver images of Earth just moments after they were captured.
This important step demonstrates the potential of Europe’s new space data highway to relay large volumes of data very quickly so that information from Earth-observing missions can be even more readily available.
Having timely access to imagery from the Sentinel-1 mission, for example, is essential for nu...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | December 1, 2014 - 1:33 pm
What are the best Space Innovations initiated from Universities?
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David E. Steitz
Johnson Space Center, Houston
NASA Announces Early Stage Innovations Space Tech Research Grants
NASA has selected 11 university-led proposals for the stu...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | November 21, 2014 - 10:43 am
What are the Most Difficult Space Products to Qualify?
MICRO-SECTIONS OF CIRCUIT BOARDS
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Title Micro-sections of circuit boards
Released 18/11/2014 4:47 pm
Copyright ESA-Sergi Ferreté Aymerich
Embedded within these resin discs are vital clues to determine whether future space missions will fail or thrive.These are microsections taken from printed circuit boards (PCBs), being considered for use by coming ESA projects. Such boards are key building blocks of space missions.
As the electric, electronic and el...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | November 19, 2014 - 1:48 pm
What will the NEXT GENERATION MARS ROVER find?
InSight Mars Lander Starts Taking Shape in Clean Room
DENVER, Nov. 17, 2014 – Lockheed Martin has started the assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) phase for NASA’s InSight Mars lander spacecraft. The InSight mission will record the first-ever measurements of the interior of the red planet, giving scientists unprecedented detail into the evolution of Mars and other terrestrial planets. InSight is scheduled to launch in March 2016.
A critical stage in the program, ATLO is when assembly of the spacecraft starts, moves through environmental tes...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | November 18, 2014 - 1:26 pm
How many Commercial Products were developed for SPACE APPLICATIONS?
3 November 2014 Source
Laser surgery to correct eyesight is common practice, but did you know that technology developed for use in space is now commonly used to track the patient’s eye and precisely direct the laser scalpel?
If you look at a fixed point while tilting or shaking your head, your eyes automatically hold steady, allowing you to see clearly even while moving around. This neat trick of nature is a reflex and we are usually unaware that it even happens.
Behind the scenes, your brain is constantly interpreting information fro...