Ariel Spacecraft Passes Crucial Design Review, Bringing ESA Exoplanet Mission Closer to Reality

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The European Space Agency's (ESA) Ariel exoplanet mission reached an important milestone on December 5th, 2023, when its preliminary spacecraft design successfully passed a key ESA review board. This latest approval formally concludes Ariel's initial design phase after 19 months of refinement to structural specifications and interface requirements....

Airbus Solar Plane smashes records with a 26 day flight

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Airbuses Zephyr S High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) just flew for a record 26 days straight The solar-powered aircraft - created by European Engineering giant Airbus - logged a stunning 25 days, 23 hours, and 57 minutes flight. The unmanned craft runs off solar power and operates at...

Want to name the next Mars Rover?

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The ESA's 2020 ExoMars rover is due to land on Mars in the spring of 2021. The UK Space Agency wants you to name it. An existing rover - 'Bruno' - at Airbus HQ The ExoMars rover mission will be exploring the makeup of Mars. It will carry...