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From rocket fuel to clean cars

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From rocket fuel to clean cars Austrian manufacturer MagnaSteyr has adapted technology developed for the Ariane rocket to build clean-burning cars that can use hydrogen instead of petrol for fuel....

Meet ESA, the space agency for Europe

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Student teams fly their theses in weightlessness

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Student teams fly their theses in weightlessness For three days last week, student teams had the opportunity to run their experiments in near-weightlessness aboard Novespace’s Airbus A300 Zero-G aircraft as it followed a series of parabolas....

A royal and presidential visit to ESA’s technical heart

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A royal and presidential visit to ESA’s technical heart As part of the Italian State visit to the Netherlands, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano toured ESA’s space research and technical centre on Wednesday....

Call for Media: ESA Council meeting at ministerial level moves to Naples

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Call for Media: ESA Council meeting at ministerial level moves to Naples PR 36 2012 - ESA and the Italian space agency have jointly decided to move the venue of the upcoming Council at Ministerial level, initially scheduled to take place in Caserta on 20–21 November, to the close city of Naples....

ESA deploys first orbital debris test radar in Spain

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ESA deploys first orbital debris test radar in Spain A new radar designed to test methods for finding orbital debris that can be hazardous to space navigation has been installed in Spain. The radar will be used to develop future debris warning services, helping to boost safety for European satellite operators....

Lost asteroid rediscovered with a little help from ESA

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Lost asteroid rediscovered with a little help from ESA A potentially hazardous asteroid once found but then lost has been rediscovered and its orbit confirmed by a determined amateur astronomer working with ESA’s space hazards programme. The half-kilometre object will not threaten Earth anytime soon....

Testing Mars and Moon soil for sheltering astronauts from radiation

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Testing Mars and Moon soil for sheltering astronauts from radiation Humans venturing beyond Earth orbit deeper into space face increased exposure to cosmic radiation, so ESA has teamed with Germany’s GSI particle accelerator to test potential shielding for astronauts, including Moon and Mars soil....

Open Day at ESA’s technical centre attracts thousands of visitors

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Open Day at ESA’s technical centre attracts thousands of visitors ESTEC, ESA’s technical heart, opened its doors to the public on Sunday, and the response was impressive. More than 8500 people visited over the course of the day – averaging one new visitor every 2.5 seconds....