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#European Space Agency

# european-space-agency - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Man-made 'space junk' is already making it more difficult to explore the final frontier
# Space Debris
# Space Debris

Man-made 'space junk' is already making it more difficult to explore the final frontier

Aug 28th 2021, 9:00 PM 28,292 Views 45 Comments

So what are organisations like the European Space Agency doing about it?

270 Irish people have applied to be an astronaut - so will we see an Irish person in space?
# Spásaire
# Spásaire

270 Irish people have applied to be an astronaut - so will we see an Irish person in space?

Aug 28th 2021, 8:00 AM 15,052 Views 18 Comments

“That is what speaks to me about being an astronaut – it gives me the opportunity to make the world better and to inspire other people to do the same.”

# european-space-agency - Thursday 20 May, 2021

World's largest iceberg - slightly bigger than Majorca - breaks off Antarctica
# European Space Agency
# European Space Agency

World's largest iceberg - slightly bigger than Majorca - breaks off Antarctica

May 20th 2021, 11:19 AM 27,172 Views 18 Comments

The iceberg is around 170 kilometres long and 25 kilometres wide, and is floating through the Weddell Sea.

# european-space-agency - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Lake of water discovered beneath the surface of Mars
# Water Water Everywhere
# Water Water Everywhere

Lake of water discovered beneath the surface of Mars

Jul 25th 2018, 9:31 PM 28,832 Views 63 Comments

The discovery has led to the eternal question to be asked once more – could there be life on Mars?

# european-space-agency - Monday 25 September, 2017

There's a European plan to have 100 people living on the Moon by 2040
# Fly Me To The Moon
# Fly Me To The Moon

There's a European plan to have 100 people living on the Moon by 2040

Sep 25th 2017, 6:05 AM 10,708 Views 74 Comments

The European Space Agency says it needs political backing.

# european-space-agency - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

European Space Agency gives go-ahead for Ireland's first satellite
# We Have Liftoff
# We Have Liftoff

European Space Agency gives go-ahead for Ireland's first satellite

May 23rd 2017, 9:23 AM 17,224 Views 31 Comments

An Irish project was selected by the ESA’s Fly Your Satellite! (FYS) programme.

# european-space-agency - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Irish students to talk to astronaut in live chat from space
# ISS
# ISS

Irish students to talk to astronaut in live chat from space

Jan 21st 2017, 10:00 AM 7,425 Views 8 Comments

They’ll talk next week.

# european-space-agency - Friday 30 September, 2016

The pioneering Rosetta probe has crash-landed on Comet 67P
# End Of Mission
# End Of Mission

The pioneering Rosetta probe has crash-landed on Comet 67P

Sep 30th 2016, 12:32 PM 15,410 Views 30 Comments

Wild cheering erupted in the mission control centre in Darmstadt, as spacecraft operations manager Sylvain Lodiot announced the official end of mission.

# european-space-agency - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Some very bright Irish people are set for placements with the European Space Agency
# Fly Me To The Moon
# Fly Me To The Moon

Some very bright Irish people are set for placements with the European Space Agency

Jun 21st 2016, 6:22 PM 12,226 Views 11 Comments

The numbers employed in the space industry here are set to double to over 1,000 according to the agency.

# european-space-agency - Monday 14 March, 2016

WATCH: Spacecraft blasts off in new mission to search for life on Mars
# The Red Planet
# The Red Planet

WATCH: Spacecraft blasts off in new mission to search for life on Mars

Mar 14th 2016, 11:39 AM 9,633 Views 24 Comments

The key goal is to analyse methane, a gas which is created in large by living microbes.

# european-space-agency - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

UK astronaut Tim Peake arrives at International Space Station
# Peakey Blinder
# Peakey Blinder

UK astronaut Tim Peake arrives at International Space Station

Dec 15th 2015, 6:43 PM 15,325 Views 38 Comments

The 43-year-old said he would call his relatives from space to wish them a merry Christmas.

# european-space-agency - Sunday 19 July, 2015

We're getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age
# Column
# Column

We're getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age

Jul 19th 2015, 12:00 PM 909 Views 11 Comments

My inner space nerd was delighted to be accepted onto the European Space Agency’s workshop for primary school teachers.

# european-space-agency - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Evacuation on ISS after toxic leak alarm sounds, all astronauts safe
# Sealed Off
# Sealed Off

Evacuation on ISS after toxic leak alarm sounds, all astronauts safe

Jan 14th 2015, 5:25 PM 14,346 Views 13 Comments

Nasa says the no leak has yet been confirmed.

# european-space-agency - Friday 26 December, 2014

Exploding rockets and chasing comets - The year in space exploration
# Big Philae Style
# Big Philae Style

Exploding rockets and chasing comets - The year in space exploration

Dec 26th 2014, 4:00 PM 6,349 Views 1 Comment

What a year it’s been…

# european-space-agency - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Philae probe has fallen asleep after its batteries ran out
# Sleep Tight
# Sleep Tight

Philae probe has fallen asleep after its batteries ran out

Nov 15th 2014, 8:29 AM 17,698 Views 58 Comments

The robot probe managed to transfer all of the data it collected to its mother ship before it took its eternal nap.

# european-space-agency - Friday 14 November, 2014

Philae hopes to communicate drilling results soon, but could it be its final hours?
# Comet Landing
# Comet Landing

Philae hopes to communicate drilling results soon, but could it be its final hours?

Nov 14th 2014, 9:33 PM 8,794 Views 13 Comments

Due to the lander’s position scientists are concerned about the battery supply.

# european-space-agency - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Here's what Comet 67P would look like if it landed in Cork City
# C-langers
# C-langers

Here's what Comet 67P would look like if it landed in Cork City

Nov 13th 2014, 11:08 AM 17,293 Views 42 Comments

It’s safe to say Elysian wouldn’t look so tall anymore.

# european-space-agency - Monday 10 November, 2014

Ever wanted to see a comet up close? You're in luck
# Dark Side Of The Comet
# Dark Side Of The Comet

Ever wanted to see a comet up close? You're in luck

Nov 10th 2014, 7:27 PM 12,589 Views 15 Comments

The photos were shot from a distance of 30km or less.

# european-space-agency - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Comets smell like a mix of rotten eggs, horse pee, alcohol and almonds
# Pungent
# Pungent

Comets smell like a mix of rotten eggs, horse pee, alcohol and almonds

Oct 25th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,318 Views 5 Comments

Almonds? Ugh.

# european-space-agency - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Rosetta spacecraft reaches comet it's been chasing for ten years
# Together At Last
# Together At Last

Rosetta spacecraft reaches comet it's been chasing for ten years

Aug 6th 2014, 10:30 AM 11,328 Views 76 Comments

For today, Rosetta will travel alongside the comet but will later start its orbits.

# european-space-agency - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Comet-chasing probe sends back pics of 'strange-looking potato' formation
# Space Probe
# Space Probe

Comet-chasing probe sends back pics of 'strange-looking potato' formation

Jul 17th 2014, 5:52 PM 7,384 Views 12 Comments

The Rosetta probe is due to land on the comet in November – and its latest pictures suggest it is made of two distinct parts.

# european-space-agency - Thursday 15 May, 2014

The final frontier: Cork company set for space trip after contract win
# Rebel Alliance
# Rebel Alliance

The final frontier: Cork company set for space trip after contract win

May 15th 2014, 11:04 AM 6,132 Views 15 Comments

A medical devices company in Cork has won a €1 million contract with the European Space Agency

# european-space-agency - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Column: Look up! The Red Planet is continuing to shine brightly in the night sky
# Stargazger
# Stargazger

Column: Look up! The Red Planet is continuing to shine brightly in the night sky

Apr 10th 2014, 7:30 PM 44 Views 14 Comments

With Mars currently in opposition, and shining with an orange tinge, Conor Farrell explores our fascination with the Red Planet.

# european-space-agency - Friday 20 December, 2013

ESA launches rocket that will create a detailed map of the Milky Way
# SPACE DISCOVERY
# SPACE DISCOVERY

ESA launches rocket that will create a detailed map of the Milky Way

Dec 20th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,565 Views 19 Comments

Today engineers will command Gaia to perform the first of two critical thruster firings to ensure it’s on the right trajectory.

# european-space-agency - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Urban beauties: Incredible view of cities from space

Urban beauties: Incredible view of cities from space

Nov 30th 2013, 10:00 AM 11,871 Views 8 Comments

The European Space Agency’s Envistat and other satellites have captured manmade features from above.

# european-space-agency - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

European space mission to explore strange changes in Earth’s magnetism
# The Magnetic Fields
# The Magnetic Fields

European space mission to explore strange changes in Earth’s magnetism

Nov 19th 2013, 7:45 AM 7,667 Views 18 Comments

The European Space Agency is preparing to launch three hi-tech satellites this Friday.

# european-space-agency - Friday 8 November, 2013

European satellite to crash to earth this weekend
# Satellite
# Satellite

European satellite to crash to earth this weekend

Nov 8th 2013, 9:10 PM 13,430 Views 20 Comments

The chances of a human being hit are about 65,000 times lower than getting struck by lightning, the European Space Agency.

# european-space-agency - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

NASA aborts spacewalk after helmet leak
# ISS
# ISS

NASA aborts spacewalk after helmet leak

Jul 16th 2013, 3:14 PM 4,398 Views 26 Comments

The dangerous water leak occurred in the helmet of Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano about an hour into the spacewalk.

# european-space-agency - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Chris Hadfield's replacements to study plants and fire in space
# Space
# Space

Chris Hadfield's replacements to study plants and fire in space

May 29th 2013, 10:58 AM 3,821 Views 10 Comments

Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin will lead his six-month mission with flight engineers Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano.

# european-space-agency - Thursday 4 April, 2013

New solar storm detection centre for Europe
# Solar Storms
# Solar Storms

New solar storm detection centre for Europe

Apr 4th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,992 Views 11 Comments

The centre in Brussels is part of wider system that tracks objects in space that threaten to collide with the Earth.

# european-space-agency - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Irish company wins €500k deal to make sunscreen for satellites
# Sunscreen
# Sunscreen

Irish company wins €500k deal to make sunscreen for satellites

Dec 13th 2012, 10:07 AM 6,159 Views 7 Comments

Enbio signed the contract with the European Space Agency.

# european-space-agency - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Dublin start-up wins at European Space Agency technology awards
# Technology
# Technology

Dublin start-up wins at European Space Agency technology awards

Oct 27th 2012, 2:25 PM 5,194 Views 2 Comments

Vicinity Systems was named the Irish winner and shortlisted for the ESA Special Prize for Innovation at the international Galileo Masters competition.

# european-space-agency - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Irish company Techworks Marine lands major space contract
# European Space Agency
# European Space Agency

Irish company Techworks Marine lands major space contract

Oct 4th 2012, 5:15 PM 5,708 Views 8 Comments

The firm will now lead a European Space Agency research project.

# european-space-agency - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Ireland's space programme: what Irish tech developments are heading out of this world?
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Ireland's space programme: what Irish tech developments are heading out of this world?

Aug 4th 2012, 8:30 AM 4,982 Views 4 Comments

From exercising in space to 3D animations, here’s how Ireland is contributing to global research for future space missions.

# european-space-agency - Thursday 3 May, 2012

European Space Agency sets sights on Jupiter
# Space
# Space

European Space Agency sets sights on Jupiter

May 3rd 2012, 10:31 AM 1,122 Views 15 Comments

New mission will focus on the gas giant’s three large icy moons.

# european-space-agency - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Scientists find evidence of ancient ocean on Mars
# Red Planet
# Red Planet

Scientists find evidence of ancient ocean on Mars

Feb 7th 2012, 12:00 PM 2,662 Views 15 Comments

A two-year investigation by a European Space Agency probe has found strong new evidence to show there was once an ocean on the red planet.

# european-space-agency - Friday 16 December, 2011

Russian spacecraft set to crash back to Earth next month
# Space
# Space

Russian spacecraft set to crash back to Earth next month

Dec 16th 2011, 1:55 PM 1,806 Views 5 Comments

The unmanned Phobos-Ground craft, which was set to land on one of Mars’s moons, will return sometime in January.

# european-space-agency - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Contact finally made with stranded Russian spacecraft
# Space
# Space

Contact finally made with stranded Russian spacecraft

Nov 23rd 2011, 5:13 PM 2,138 Views 0 Comments

The Phobos-Grunt mission to Mars launched on 8 November, but the engine boosts to push it out of Earth’s orbit and on towards the Martian moon Phobos failed.

# european-space-agency - Friday 18 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Nov 18th 2011, 7:47 PM 3,276 Views 0 Comments

Catch up on the day’s main stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Ireland's role in keeping astronauts healthy in space
# Space
# Space

Ireland's role in keeping astronauts healthy in space

Nov 18th 2011, 3:12 PM 2,474 Views 3 Comments

Two European Space Agency contracts were won by two Irish men in Dublin universities, to help them undertake research on ‘accelerated ageing’ and lack of exercise in space.

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