European Space Agency

European Space Agency

The European Space Agency is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to the exploration of space and developing Europe's space capabilities.

The European Space Agency is an institution that offers funding for the development of space-based services, products, and projects. The organization was founded in Paris, Ile-de-France, France.

The European Space Agency holds the mission of developing Europe's space capabilities. The organization has teamed with international partners and companies to have humans return to the moon within the early 2020s. They plan to first launch lunar rovers, telerobotics, and hybrid surface power systems to prepare for drilling and human arrivals. They look to find and harvest lunar resources such as water ice between the lunar poles. If found, the water would significantly reduce the costs of living on the moon.

In addition to finding resources on the moon, the ESA is looking to build a radio telescope on the far side of the moon to gain access to images unhindered by radio emissions from Earth.

The ESA also has plans to launch a program to get to Mars, and has a group comprised of researchers from Belgium, France, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

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A European dream team for Mars

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Stuart Clark
January 14, 2021
the Guardian
Esprit module will supply communications and refuelling to international lunar station
Stuart Clark
January 14, 2021
the Guardian
Esprit module will supply communications and refuelling to international lunar station
Praveen Sudevan
December 28, 2020
The Hindu
Bethany works closely with NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute to highlight European contributions to the Hubble mission
Eric Berger
December 18, 2020
Ars Technica
"We've fallen below the number of staff we feel we require."
By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press
December 17, 2020
Chron
BERLIN (AP) -- Austrian scientist Josef Aschbacher has been appointed to head the...
By Jonathan Amos
December 17, 2020
BBC News
One task for the Austrian will be managing the interests of EU and non-EU states, such as the UK.
December 17, 2020
AP NEWS
BERLIN (AP) -- The European Space Agency said Thursday that Josef Aschbacher, an Austrian scientist who leads its Earth observation program, has been appointed as the organization's next...
December 17, 2020
phys.org
The European Space Agency said Thursday that Josef Aschbacher, an Austrian scientist who leads its Earth observation program, has been appointed as the organization's next head.
The Associated Press
December 17, 2020
ABC News
The European Space Agency says that Josef Aschbacher, an Austrian scientist who leads its Earth observation program, has been appointed as the organization's next head
John Vennavally-Rao
December 10, 2020
CTVNews
Scientists around the world are working on different ways to solve an increasingly worrisome problem: space junk.
Science X staff
December 7, 2020
phys.org
Experiments on the International Space Station have shown that the process of "biomining" will work in microgravity; a discovery that could help the first space settlers gather the minerals they need to build a long-term presence beyond Earth.
Humza Aamir
December 1, 2020
TechSpot
The European Space Agency has signed an €86 million contract with ClearSpace for the latter's space junk removal project, ClearSpace-1. The first-of-its-kind mission is not only new...
November 22, 2020
DNA India
NASA-ESA successfully launch satellite to monitor global sea levels - Global sea level is rising approximately 0.13 inches a year which is 30 per cent more than when NASA first began to monitor in 1992.
Sky
November 21, 2020
Sky News
Sentinel-6 will allow British scientists to monitor the impact of global warming on coastal populations.
Guy Lodge
November 21, 2020
the Guardian
I may be some time... Eva Green's Sarah says goodbye to daughter Stella (Zélie Boulant) in Proxima. Photograph: Picturehouse/PA
Guy Lodge
November 21, 2020
the Guardian
Eva Green's career-best performance as a single-mother astronaut is an ideal launchpad for a look at cosmic adventurers from Jane Fonda to Juliette Binoche
BBC
November 12, 2020
news.yahoo.com
The green light is given to the near-billion-euro space observatory that will study far-off worlds.
By Jonathan Amos
November 12, 2020
BBC News
The green light is given to the near-billion-euro space observatory that will study far-off worlds.
Eric Berger
November 6, 2020
Ars Technica
"We thought there was tremendous value."
Wendy Whitman Cobb
November 5, 2020
HowStuffWorks
Humans have now occupied the International Space Station for 20 continuous years. What does this international cooperation say about the future of space exploration?
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