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#European Space Agency

# european-space-agency - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Lake of water discovered beneath the surface of Mars

The discovery has led to the eternal question to be asked once more – could there be life on Mars?

# european-space-agency - Monday 25 September, 2017

There's a European plan to have 100 people living on the Moon by 2040 Fly Me To The Moon This post contains videos

There's a European plan to have 100 people living on the Moon by 2040

The European Space Agency says it needs political backing.

# european-space-agency - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

European Space Agency gives go-ahead for Ireland's first satellite

An Irish project was selected by the ESA’s Fly Your Satellite! (FYS) programme.

# european-space-agency - Saturday 21 January, 2017

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

Irish students to talk to astronaut in live chat from space

They’ll talk next week.

# european-space-agency - Friday 30 September, 2016

The pioneering Rosetta probe has crash-landed on Comet 67P

Wild cheering erupted in the mission control centre in Darmstadt, as spacecraft operations manager Sylvain Lodiot announced the official end of mission.

# european-space-agency - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Some very bright Irish people are set for placements with the European Space Agency

The numbers employed in the space industry here are set to double to over 1,000 according to the agency.

# european-space-agency - Monday 14 March, 2016

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

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

# european-space-agency - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

UK astronaut Tim Peake arrives at International Space Station

The 43-year-old said he would call his relatives from space to wish them a merry Christmas.

# european-space-agency - Sunday 19 July, 2015

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

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

# european-space-agency - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Evacuation on ISS after toxic leak alarm sounds, all astronauts safe

Nasa says the no leak has yet been confirmed.

# european-space-agency - Friday 26 December, 2014

# european-space-agency - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Philae probe has fallen asleep after its batteries ran out

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

# european-space-agency - Friday 14 November, 2014

Philae hopes to communicate drilling results soon, but could it be its final hours?

Due to the lander’s position scientists are concerned about the battery supply.

# european-space-agency - Thursday 13 November, 2014

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

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

# european-space-agency - Monday 10 November, 2014

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

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

# european-space-agency - Saturday 25 October, 2014

# european-space-agency - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Rosetta spacecraft reaches comet it's been chasing for ten years

For today, Rosetta will travel alongside the comet but will later start its orbits.

# european-space-agency - Thursday 17 July, 2014

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

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

# european-space-agency - Thursday 15 May, 2014

The final frontier: Cork company set for space trip after contract win

A medical devices company in Cork has won a €1 million contract with the European Space Agency

# european-space-agency - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Column: Look up! The Red Planet is continuing to shine brightly in the night sky

With Mars currently in opposition, and shining with an orange tinge, Conor Farrell explores our fascination with the Red Planet.

# european-space-agency - Friday 20 December, 2013

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

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

# european-space-agency - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Urban beauties: Incredible view of cities from space This post contains images

Urban beauties: Incredible view of cities from space

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

# european-space-agency - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

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

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

# european-space-agency - Friday 8 November, 2013

European satellite to crash to earth this weekend

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

# european-space-agency - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

NASA aborts spacewalk after helmet leak ISS

NASA aborts spacewalk after helmet leak

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

# european-space-agency - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Chris Hadfield's replacements to study plants and fire in space Space This post contains videos

Chris Hadfield's replacements to study plants and fire in space

Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin will lead his six-month mission with flight engineers Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano.

# european-space-agency - Thursday 4 April, 2013

New solar storm detection centre for Europe

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

# european-space-agency - Thursday 13 December, 2012

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

Enbio signed the contract with the European Space Agency.

# european-space-agency - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Dublin start-up wins at European Space Agency technology awards

Vicinity Systems was named the Irish winner and shortlisted for the ESA Special Prize for Innovation at the international Galileo Masters competition.

# european-space-agency - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Irish company Techworks Marine lands major space contract

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

# european-space-agency - Saturday 4 August, 2012

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

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

# european-space-agency - Thursday 3 May, 2012

European Space Agency sets sights on Jupiter

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

# european-space-agency - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Scientists find evidence of ancient ocean on Mars Red Planet This post contains images

Scientists find evidence of ancient ocean on Mars

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.

# european-space-agency - Friday 16 December, 2011

Russian spacecraft set to crash back to Earth next month

The unmanned Phobos-Ground craft, which was set to land on one of Mars’s moons, will return sometime in January.

# european-space-agency - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Contact finally made with stranded Russian spacecraft Space This post contains videos

Contact finally made with stranded Russian spacecraft

The Phobos-Grunt mission to Mars launched on 8 November, but the engine boosts to push it out of Earth’s orbit and on towards the Martian moon Phobos failed.

# european-space-agency - Friday 18 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Friday

Catch up on the day’s main stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Ireland's role in keeping astronauts healthy in space

Two European Space Agency contracts were won by two Irish men in Dublin universities, to help them undertake research on ‘accelerated ageing’ and lack of exercise in space.

# european-space-agency - Friday 4 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Video, photos: Simulated mission to Mars ends after 520 days of isolation Mars This post contains images

Video, photos: Simulated mission to Mars ends after 520 days of isolation

A group of six scientists and engineers emerged from their capsule earlier today.

# european-space-agency - Friday 21 October, 2011

Video: First satellites of EU's Galileo navigation system launched Navigation This post contains videos

Video: First satellites of EU's Galileo navigation system launched

European and Russian scientists worked together to set up today’s launch using a Soyuz rocket.

# european-space-agency - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Scientists plan ambitious launch of spacecraft bound for the Sun Send It At Night

Scientists plan ambitious launch of spacecraft bound for the Sun

The European Space Agency plans to launch a solar orbiter, which will travel closer to the Sun than anything has gone before.

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