European Space Agency

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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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$10bn James Webb space telescope launches on ‘eternal search’ mission
Successor to the Hubble telescope takes off on board rocket from ESA’s launch base in French Guiana

Robin McKie

25, Dec, 2021 @12:25 PM

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James Webb space telescope mission gets ready for Christmas Eve launch
After many delays, Hubble’s successor is set to travel to a cosmic parking spot 1m miles from Earth

Ian Sample Science editor

20, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UK space firm secures £7.6m to fund trial of factory satellites
From a humble garage to international backing, Space Forge plans to manufacture alloys, medicines and semiconductors in microgravity

Robin McKie

18, Dec, 2021 @6:44 PM

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James Webb space telescope fuelled for launch
Largest space telescope ever is due to lift off from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana on 22 December

Stuart Clark

10, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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