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....

Tim Peake Returns: UK’s Historic Collaboration with Axiom Space for Groundbreaking Space Mission

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The UK Space Agency (UKSA) has announced a significant agreement with Axiom Space, a leading aerospace firm based in Texas. This collaboration is aimed at an all-British astronaut space mission. Adding to the anticipation, Tim Peake, the first British European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut to visit the International...

Unlocking Asteroid Secrets: ESA’s Hera Mission and the Revolutionary Mini-Radar Cubsat

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Asteroids, remnants from the early solar system, have always been subjects of intrigue and mystery. Not only do they hold clues about the origins of our universe, but they also pose potential threats to our planet. Understanding these celestial bodies is crucial for scientific discovery and planetary defence....