European Space Agency

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European Space Agency to build module for Gateway space station
Esprit module will supply communications and refuelling to international lunar station

Stuart Clark

14, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Is the UK about to have liftoff in the global space industry?
With plans for satellite launches and investment in space-based solar, can the UK become a space super power?

Zahaan Bharmal

31, Dec, 2020 @2:51 PM

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ESA signs deals for its first reusable transport spaceplane
Space Rider expected to carry medical and biological experiments on maiden voyage

Stuart Clark

22, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Astronomers unveil most detailed 3D map yet of Milky Way
Images will enable scientists to measure acceleration of solar system and mass of galaxy

Ian Sample Science editor

03, Dec, 2020 @11:00 AM

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UK firm to turn moon rock into oxygen and building materials
Technology seen as a vital component in preparations to establish permanent lunar base

Ian Sample Science editor

09, Nov, 2020 @12:01 AM

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Twenty years of the International Space Station – but was it worth it?
Has the ISS benefited society? Scientists are divided: for some, it’s a beacon of unity; for others, just a set for an action film

Robin McKie

25, Oct, 2020 @6:49 AM

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European Space Agency finalises plans to ‘explore the moon properly’
Ambitious series of joint missions aims to construct a crewed space station that will orbit the moon

Robin McKie Science editor

10, Oct, 2020 @11:39 AM

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Astronaut Tim Peake: ‘Coming home was a harsh transition. Gravity sucks!’
Four years after leaving orbit, and with a second mission on the horizon, how is life on Earth for the first Briton to walk in space?

Tom Lamont

03, Oct, 2020 @6:00 AM

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European Space Agency awards Hera asteroid mission to German firm
Deal worth £118m covers design, manufacturing and testing of ESA’s first planetary defence mission

Stuart Clark

17, Sep, 2020 @8:30 PM

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Weatherwatch: giant iceberg on the move and picking up speed
Iceberg A68 calved from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf three years ago, and has now travelled over 1000 kilometres from its birthplace

David Hambling

17, Jul, 2020 @8:30 PM

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Spacewatch: Hubble space telescope turns 30
Telescope has made substantial scientific contributions to almost every branch of astronomy

Stuart Clark

30, Apr, 2020 @8:30 PM

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Covid-19 restrictions disrupt astronauts' preparations for ISS
Decades of traditions halted as concerns also grow for other space programmes

Ian Sample Science editor

22, Mar, 2020 @11:34 AM

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