Total lunar eclipse 2019
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:56:00 +0100
ExoMars software passes ESA Mars Yard driving test
On the night between Sunday 20 and Monday 21 January, a good fraction of the world’s population will be able to look up see our bright Moon slowly turn dark orange. The phenomenon known as a total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes directly between the Moon and the Sun, hiding the light that illuminates the surface of our satellite.
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:17:00 +0100
Water recycling for monks and astronauts awarded Dutch innovation prize
Navigation software destined for the ExoMars 2020 mission to the Red Planet has passed a rover-based driving test at ESA’s ‘Mars Yard’.
Fri, 21 Dec 2018 12:49:00 +0100
For over 25 years ESA has been working on an endless waste-recycling system to provide a self-sustaining ecosystem for humans in space. While we are not there yet, the technology developed to date is having immediate benefits for building a more sustainable planet – including at the La Trappe Abbey brewery in the Netherlands.