European Space Agency

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Paralympic athlete from UK in latest intake of ESA astronauts
John McFall, 41, becomes first astronaut with physical disability to be recruited by European space agency

Ian Sample Science editor

23, Nov, 2022 @4:22 PM

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Beam me down: can solar power from space help solve our energy needs?
The latest developments in solar tech offer potential solutions to the energy security crisis – including satellites that would convert sunlight into power for Earth

Stuart Clark

09, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Wednesday briefing: The telescope revealing the secrets of the universe
In today’s newsletter: After the James Webb space telescope sends extraordinary images of Jupiter, astrophysicist Dr Becky Smethurst explains why it’s so important

Archie Bland

24, Aug, 2022 @5:28 AM

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Journey to the mystery planet: why Uranus is the new target for space exploration
The last time a probe visited the distant ice giant was in 1986, yet learning more about this cold world could tell us a lot about the galaxy

Robin McKie

16, Jul, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Gaia probe reveals stellar DNA and unexpected ‘starquakes’
The robotic spacecraft unravels the history of the our galaxy’s evolution – and could identify habitable regions of the Milky Way

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

13, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Mind that satellite! The mission to clean up dangerous space junk
As soon as we left the planet, we began leaving rubbish in orbit. Now it is putting space stations and astronauts at risk. What can be done about the millions of pieces of debris?

Ian Sample

21, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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UK Mars rover is casualty of war as science severs its links with Russia
ExoMars mission, of which the £840m British-built vehicle was part, depended on a Russian Proton rocket

Robin McKie

03, Apr, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Spacewatch: Astroscale to lead Esa space collision avoidance study
With tens of thousands of satellites planned for launch, efficient space traffic management is vital

Stuart Clark

18, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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European Space Agency suspends €1bn Mars mission with Russia
The ESA has commissioned a study of how to get ExoMars off the ground without Roscosmos involvement

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

17, Mar, 2022 @7:05 PM

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Can Nasa persuade Russia to back International Space Station plans?
Biden wants to extend the operation of the ISS to 2030 before replacing it – will Russia approve?

Stuart Clark

07, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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To the moon and beyond: what 2022 holds for space travel
From lunar missions to anti-asteroid defence systems, there are plenty of exciting scientific developments to look forward to

Robin McKie

02, Jan, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Elon Musk rejects mounting criticism his satellites are clogging space
SpaceX founder says planned 42,000-strong network will not dominate slots or radio frequencies

Jasper Jolly

30, Dec, 2021 @10:56 AM

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