Category Archives: Space/ AstroPhysics

CryoSat reveals retreat of Patagonian Glaciers

While ESA’s CryoSat continues to provide clear insight into how much sea ice is being lost and how the Antarctic and Greenlandic ice sheets are changing, the mission has again…

Moon holds key to improve satellite views of earth

Many Earth observation satellites make use of an added ingredient to ensure reliable, good quality environmental data: the Moon. While the surface of the Earth is ever changing, the face…

ExoMars returns first images from new orbit

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has returned the first images of the Red Planet from its new orbit. The spacecraft arrived in a near-circular 400 km altitude orbit a few weeks…

ESA and NASA to investigate bringing martian soil to earth

ESA and NASA signed a statement of intent today to explore concepts for missions to bring samples of martian soil to Earth. Spacecraft in orbit and on Mars’s surface have…

TU Delft E|A|S (Evolving Asteroid Starships) project

A group of students and researchers at Delft University of Technology are designing a starship capable of keeping generations of crew alive as they cross the gulf between stars –…

Seventh Sentinel Satellite launched for Copernicus

The second Sentinel-3 satellite, Copernicus Sentinel-3B, was launched today, joining its identical twin Sentinel-3A in orbit. This pairing of satellites increases coverage and data delivery for the European Union’s Copernicus…