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# esa - Monday 6 September, 2021

European Space Agency: Majority say Ireland’s contribution should not increase beyond €20m
# Ireland Thinks
# Ireland Thinks

European Space Agency: Majority say Ireland’s contribution should not increase beyond €20m

Sep 6th 2021, 6:10 AM 12,966 Views 15 Comments

Polling carried out by Ireland Thinks found that just 11% of the public think the contribution should be increased.

# esa - Saturday 4 September, 2021

What does membership of the European Space Agency mean to Ireland?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

What does membership of the European Space Agency mean to Ireland?

Sep 4th 2021, 7:00 PM 12,564 Views 11 Comments

It’s about cash and credibility as much as chasing comets.

# esa - Saturday 21 August, 2021

The first-ever Irish-made satellite could be orbiting the planet next year
# Eirsat-1
# Eirsat-1

The first-ever Irish-made satellite could be orbiting the planet next year

Aug 21st 2021, 7:30 AM 17,299 Views 45 Comments

UCD’s EIRSAT-1 is undergoing extensive testing ahead of a 2022 launch to low-Earth orbit.

# esa - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth
# Chang’e 5
# Chang’e 5

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth

Dec 1st 2020, 8:25 PM 12,940 Views 20 Comments

It is one step on a programme to send a manned mission to the satellite.

# esa - Thursday 13 February, 2020

A moment in the sun: Meet the Irish spacetech entrepreneurs boldly growing
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

A moment in the sun: Meet the Irish spacetech entrepreneurs boldly growing

Feb 13th 2020, 4:07 PM 2,676 Views 3 Comments

As investment in spacetech increases, the Irish tech sector has something to phone home about.

# esa - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Irish students to talk to astronaut in live chat from space
# ISS
# ISS

Irish students to talk to astronaut in live chat from space

Jan 21st 2017, 10:00 AM 7,430 Views 8 Comments

They’ll talk next week.

# esa - Monday 14 March, 2016

WATCH: Spacecraft blasts off in new mission to search for life on Mars
# The Red Planet
# The Red Planet

WATCH: Spacecraft blasts off in new mission to search for life on Mars

Mar 14th 2016, 11:39 AM 9,635 Views 25 Comments

The key goal is to analyse methane, a gas which is created in large by living microbes.

# esa - Sunday 19 July, 2015

We're getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age
# Column
# Column

We're getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age

Jul 19th 2015, 12:00 PM 931 Views 11 Comments

My inner space nerd was delighted to be accepted onto the European Space Agency’s workshop for primary school teachers.

# esa - Sunday 14 June, 2015

After a seven month nap, the tiny Philae probe has woken up and made contact
# Distant Comet
# Distant Comet

After a seven month nap, the tiny Philae probe has woken up and made contact

Jun 14th 2015, 4:31 PM 14,326 Views 23 Comments

Hello again, little lander.

People are emotional about the tiny comet lander finally waking up from its nap
# Philae Lander
From The Daily Edge
# Philae Lander

People are emotional about the tiny comet lander finally waking up from its nap

Jun 14th 2015, 4:08 PM 3,330 Views 1 Comment

The little craft that could.

# esa - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Ireland looked pretty damn good from space yesterday
# LOOKING DOWN
# LOOKING DOWN

Ireland looked pretty damn good from space yesterday

Apr 8th 2015, 9:36 AM 21,866 Views 23 Comments

Stunning.

# esa - Saturday 28 March, 2015

A decade of observing Earth from space has given us these breathtaking views
# Distant Beauty
# Distant Beauty

A decade of observing Earth from space has given us these breathtaking views

Mar 28th 2015, 10:30 AM 34,878 Views 15 Comments

There’s even one of cloudless skies over Ireland… Cloudless.

# esa - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Look at the smiley face NASA found in space
# Out Of This World
From The Daily Edge
# Out Of This World

Look at the smiley face NASA found in space

Feb 10th 2015, 9:03 AM 2,396 Views 6 Comments

Hellooo!

# esa - Friday 16 January, 2015

A robot missing since 2003 has been found on Mars
# Mars Attracts
# Mars Attracts

A robot missing since 2003 has been found on Mars

Jan 16th 2015, 11:12 AM 15,310 Views 23 Comments

Beagle 2 has been missing since it was due to land on Mars on Christmas Day 2003.

# esa - Saturday 15 November, 2014

The last tweets from the comet lander are pretty heartbreaking...
# Goodnight Tiny Probe
# Goodnight Tiny Probe

The last tweets from the comet lander are pretty heartbreaking...

Nov 15th 2014, 8:34 PM 53,298 Views 56 Comments

The Philae lander, perched on a distant comet hurtling towards the Sun, delivered everything scientists were expecting of it before losing power.

Philae probe has fallen asleep after its batteries ran out
# Sleep Tight
# Sleep Tight

Philae probe has fallen asleep after its batteries ran out

Nov 15th 2014, 8:29 AM 17,699 Views 58 Comments

The robot probe managed to transfer all of the data it collected to its mother ship before it took its eternal nap.

# esa - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Philae seems to be stuck under a cliff with one leg dangling in space
# Comet The Day
# Comet The Day

Philae seems to be stuck under a cliff with one leg dangling in space

Nov 13th 2014, 5:51 PM 28,327 Views 41 Comments

That means it may not be able to fully charge its solar-powered batteries.

Here's what Comet 67P would look like if it landed in Cork City
# C-langers
# C-langers

Here's what Comet 67P would look like if it landed in Cork City

Nov 13th 2014, 11:08 AM 17,301 Views 42 Comments

It’s safe to say Elysian wouldn’t look so tall anymore.

# esa - Monday 10 November, 2014

Ever wanted to see a comet up close? You're in luck
# Dark Side Of The Comet
# Dark Side Of The Comet

Ever wanted to see a comet up close? You're in luck

Nov 10th 2014, 7:27 PM 12,589 Views 15 Comments

The photos were shot from a distance of 30km or less.

# esa - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Comets smell like a mix of rotten eggs, horse pee, alcohol and almonds
# Pungent
# Pungent

Comets smell like a mix of rotten eggs, horse pee, alcohol and almonds

Oct 25th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,353 Views 5 Comments

Almonds? Ugh.

# esa - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Here's why you really should be following the International Space Station online
# Out Of This World
# Out Of This World

Here's why you really should be following the International Space Station online

Sep 21st 2014, 8:30 PM 40,531 Views 16 Comments

One small click of a mouse. One giant leap…

# esa - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Here's how to keep up to date with all things space-related
# The Sky At Night
# The Sky At Night

Here's how to keep up to date with all things space-related

Aug 9th 2014, 8:15 AM 8,804 Views 4 Comments

It might all be happening up there, but there’s loads to read down here.

# esa - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Comet-chasing probe sends back pics of 'strange-looking potato' formation
# Space Probe
# Space Probe

Comet-chasing probe sends back pics of 'strange-looking potato' formation

Jul 17th 2014, 5:52 PM 7,385 Views 12 Comments

The Rosetta probe is due to land on the comet in November – and its latest pictures suggest it is made of two distinct parts.

# esa - Friday 6 June, 2014

These Limerick students built a satellite in a can and won a European prize
# Satellite Of Love
# Satellite Of Love

These Limerick students built a satellite in a can and won a European prize

Jun 6th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,620 Views 5 Comments

The team from Crescent College Comprehensive came third in a European competition for their CanSat.

# esa - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Watch: This is what it looks like to be blasted into space on the side of a rocket
# Vertigo
# Vertigo

Watch: This is what it looks like to be blasted into space on the side of a rocket

Apr 8th 2014, 4:22 PM 9,121 Views 11 Comments

For a securely fastened camera that is.

# esa - Thursday 3 April, 2014

ESA set to launch new earth monitoring satellite into orbit later today
# Liftoff
# Liftoff

ESA set to launch new earth monitoring satellite into orbit later today

Apr 3rd 2014, 10:59 AM 3,860 Views 8 Comments

The Sentinel-1A satellite is a polar-orbiting, all-weather, day and night radar imaging satellite which will be used for land and ocean services.

# esa - Monday 20 January, 2014

European comet-chasing satellite awakens from hibernation
# Hey Rosetta
# Hey Rosetta

European comet-chasing satellite awakens from hibernation

Jan 20th 2014, 7:20 PM 12,263 Views 21 Comments

The Rosetta satellite even tweeted as Gaeilge.

# esa - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Europe's €740 million star-hunting telescope 'Gaia' enters Earth orbit
# Seeing Stars
# Seeing Stars

Europe's €740 million star-hunting telescope 'Gaia' enters Earth orbit

Jan 9th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,659 Views 7 Comments

Data from the craft will be used to create the most accurate 3D map of the Milky Way yet, allowing astronomers to determine the origin and evolution of the galaxy.

# esa - Friday 20 December, 2013

ESA launches rocket that will create a detailed map of the Milky Way
# SPACE DISCOVERY
# SPACE DISCOVERY

ESA launches rocket that will create a detailed map of the Milky Way

Dec 20th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,565 Views 19 Comments

Today engineers will command Gaia to perform the first of two critical thruster firings to ensure it’s on the right trajectory.

# esa - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Urban beauties: Incredible view of cities from space

Urban beauties: Incredible view of cities from space

Nov 30th 2013, 10:00 AM 11,871 Views 8 Comments

The European Space Agency’s Envistat and other satellites have captured manmade features from above.

# esa - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

European space mission to explore strange changes in Earth’s magnetism
# The Magnetic Fields
# The Magnetic Fields

European space mission to explore strange changes in Earth’s magnetism

Nov 19th 2013, 7:45 AM 7,670 Views 18 Comments

The European Space Agency is preparing to launch three hi-tech satellites this Friday.

# esa - Friday 8 November, 2013

European satellite to crash to earth this weekend
# Satellite
# Satellite

European satellite to crash to earth this weekend

Nov 8th 2013, 9:10 PM 13,430 Views 20 Comments

The chances of a human being hit are about 65,000 times lower than getting struck by lightning, the European Space Agency.

# esa - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

NASA aborts spacewalk after helmet leak
# ISS
# ISS

NASA aborts spacewalk after helmet leak

Jul 16th 2013, 3:14 PM 4,398 Views 26 Comments

The dangerous water leak occurred in the helmet of Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano about an hour into the spacewalk.

# esa - Thursday 4 April, 2013

New solar storm detection centre for Europe
# Solar Storms
# Solar Storms

New solar storm detection centre for Europe

Apr 4th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,995 Views 11 Comments

The centre in Brussels is part of wider system that tracks objects in space that threaten to collide with the Earth.

# esa - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Irish company wins €500k deal to make sunscreen for satellites
# Sunscreen
# Sunscreen

Irish company wins €500k deal to make sunscreen for satellites

Dec 13th 2012, 10:07 AM 6,162 Views 7 Comments

Enbio signed the contract with the European Space Agency.

# esa - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Irish company Techworks Marine lands major space contract
# European Space Agency
# European Space Agency

Irish company Techworks Marine lands major space contract

Oct 4th 2012, 5:15 PM 5,708 Views 8 Comments

The firm will now lead a European Space Agency research project.

# esa - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

PIC: The most jewel-like image of the universe we've ever seen

PIC: The most jewel-like image of the universe we've ever seen

Sep 26th 2012, 1:36 PM 7,944 Views 55 Comments

Dazzling.

# esa - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Ireland's space programme: what Irish tech developments are heading out of this world?
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Ireland's space programme: what Irish tech developments are heading out of this world?

Aug 4th 2012, 8:30 AM 4,982 Views 4 Comments

From exercising in space to 3D animations, here’s how Ireland is contributing to global research for future space missions.

# esa - Thursday 3 May, 2012

European Space Agency sets sights on Jupiter
# Space
# Space

European Space Agency sets sights on Jupiter

May 3rd 2012, 10:31 AM 1,122 Views 15 Comments

New mission will focus on the gas giant’s three large icy moons.

# esa - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Scientists find evidence of ancient ocean on Mars
# Red Planet
# Red Planet

Scientists find evidence of ancient ocean on Mars

Feb 7th 2012, 12:00 PM 2,662 Views 15 Comments

A two-year investigation by a European Space Agency probe has found strong new evidence to show there was once an ocean on the red planet.

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