First Image of Mercury.

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First Image Of Mercury Send By Europe, Japan Jointly Made Spacecraft

The spacecraft, a joint effort of Europe and Japan, has sent its first black-and-white photo of Mercury on October 2. ''It's incredible to finally see our target planet,'' Spacecraft's Operations Manager, Elsa Montagnon said. The BepiColomo mission was launched in 2018 and two more probes will also be launched by 2025. It'll study Mercury's aspects such as magnetic field and exosphere.

Sun, 03 Oct 2021 - 06:19 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: mercury, Image, Japan, European Space Agency


The European Space Agency hopes to launch it's first physically disabled astronaut.

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European Space Agency To Hire First-Ever Physically Disabled Astronaut

The world's first physically disabled astronaut hopes to make its debut through the European Space Agency. According to the agency's head, Josef Aschbacher in the recent recruitment process, over 22,000 applications were received out of which a several hundreds belonged to para-astronauts who are physically challenged. Furthermore, the head added, “But I’m also happy for ESA because it shows that space is for everyone” and not just for the… read-more

Sun, 27 Jun 2021 - 11:51 AM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Astronaut, European Space Agency, Disabled, Space Travel

Representational photo: Astronaut on Lunar surface, Apollo 11.

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ESA Teams Up With UK Firm To Extract Oxygen From Moon Rocks

Metalysis, a UK based firm, will extract oxygen, iron and aluminium from the Moon dust and rocks after it won a contract from the European Space Agency (ESA). The experiment aims to yield oxygen and building materials on the Moon to help reduce the extra weight carried by rockets. Scientists believe, if successful, the experiment would help in building a Lunar base and promote deep-space explorations without worrying about oxygen supply.

Tue, 10 Nov 2020 - 12:45 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: European Space Agency, Metalysis, moon

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