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COMET upgrade for ESA’s mission design centre

ESA has a new tool for designing space missions.
14.04.2022

The Agency’s Concurrent Design Facility – bringing together different experts for the rapid creation and evaluation of virtual spacecraft designs – has adopted an advanced software tool, COMET, which will help extend the use of digital models into further mission development phases. Its open source nature means it is freely available beyond ESA Member States, facilitating international cooperation with wider space agencies, research institutions or companies.  

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Radio Eye on Tree-counting BIOMASS

The largest antenna ever tested in ESA’s Hertz radio frequency test chamber is this 5-m diameter transponder antenna, which will operate down on the ground to help calibrate the BIOMASS mission, which will chart all the forests on Earth.
13.04.2022
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Surviving Space: Major Conference Focuses on Materials in the Space Environment

The joint 15th International Symposium on Materials in the Space Environment (ISMSE) and 13th International Conference for Protection of Materials and Structures from the Space Environment (ICPMSE) represents one of the largest international conferences on materials in the space environment, with a heritage stretching back four decades.
28.03.2022
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Aerial Antenna Test for Venus Mission

How can you accurately test a space antenna down here on Earth when it has been scaled up to penetrate the subterranean depths of another planet?
04.03.2022
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Inflated Activity

How to test an extendible spacecraft boom designed to work in weightlessness down here on the ground? This is when helium balloons come in handy.
22.02.2022
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ESA.INT FEED
16.05.2024

Hera plus one: enter the CubeSat

14.05.2024

One step closer to a CubeSat swarm mission

08.05.2024

Where space weather starts

25.04.2024

Young Professionals’ YPSat headed to Ariane 6