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How do you prepare for space missions on Earth? One way is to simulate an expedition into space underwater.

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Derelict satellites could in future be grappled and removed from key orbits around Earth with a space tug using magnetic forces.

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Space is an inhospitable environment for the human body but we adapt remarkably well. Within hours, the brain adjusts to the lack of an up or down, as if floating is all it has ever known.

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Set to be shipped to the USA around the New Year, ESA’s contribution to NASA’s Orion spacecraft is taking shape at Airbus in Bremen, Germany.

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Satellites are helping to predict favourable conditions for desert locusts to swarm, which poses a threat to agricultural production and, subsequently, livelihoods and food security.

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Spanning 14 m from the spacecraft body, this impressive solar wing is one of two attached to ESA’s BepiColombo Mercury Transfer Module.

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Two further satellites have formally become part of Europe’s Galileo satnav system, broadcasting timing and navigation signals worldwide while also picking up distress calls across the planet.

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Building a future on another celestial body requires bold ideas.

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Identifying the individual contributors to sea-level rise is a complicated challenge in climate science.

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John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb) and Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced on May 24, plans to collaborate on the publication of ETRI Journal.

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ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is returning to the International Space Station next year and he revealed on May 29 his mission name and logo: Horizons.

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ESOC (European Space Operations Centre) is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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Last weekend ESA’s CAVES underground astronaut training course sent Luca Parmitano into the deep unknown to explore the caverns of Sicily.

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Working inside the International Space Station is sometimes like assembling complex furniture but with the tools and paper instructions continually floating out of reach.

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Samsung Electronics announced today the availability of Portrait Displays’ new autocalibration software, CalMAN with AutoCal, on its 2017 QLED TVs.

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South Korea has become one of the hottest markets in the 3D printing industry.

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A rescue drone designed to save lives, one of a family under development by an ESA-based start-up in the Netherlands.

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Seen here is a Cheops team member reflected in the satellite’s main mirror, and framed by the black internal surface of the telescope tube.

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Astronauts in space are valuable sources of scientific data. Researchers collect blood and urine samples to understand what effects living in weightlessness has on their bodies.

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Thanks to some high-tech improvements, ESA’s radio dish in Argentina will be ready to receive the rising torrent of scientific data beamed back by future missions exploring deep in our Solar System.

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