ESA Space Engineering & Technology ESA Space Engineering & Technology
- Heat visionon June 12, 2021 at 10:48 am
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- ESA flying payloads on wooden satelliteon June 10, 2021 at 7:59 am
The world’s first wooden satellite is on the way, in the shape of the Finnish WISA Woodsat. ESA materials experts are contributing a suite of experimental sensors to the mission as well as helping with pre-flight testing.
- Software making space missions smarteron June 8, 2021 at 1:13 pm
To help venture further into space, or to gather ever more data, space missions keep on getting smarter. The latest Earth-observing satellites decide which images need sending to users, while planetary probes or rovers located beyond the limits of real-time oversight are able to set and follow their own course.
- Sourcing space debris and surveying asteroid smash: challenges for AI & space expertson June 7, 2021 at 10:10 am
Machine-learning and AI specialists are invited to compete alongside space engineers in a pair of challenges related to ESA’s Space Safety programme, open to teams from across the globe.
- Moon habitat blueprint at Venice Biennaleon June 4, 2021 at 12:30 pm
A detailed concept for a lunar habitat, created by one of the world’s leading architectural firms with ESA technical support, is currently on show at the Biennale in Venice. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, originator of many of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, worked with ESA on a semi-inflatable habitat design which could be part of a long-term vision for an international Moon settlement.