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  • Heat vision
    on June 12, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Image: Heat vision

  • ESA flying payloads on wooden satellite
    on 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 smarter
    on 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 experts
    on 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 Biennale
    on 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.

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