Eurockot to launch 2 ESA Earth observation missions
ESA has awarded a contract to Eurockot for the launch of two of its Earth observation missions. The first will be the next Earth Explorer: Swarm, a constellation of three satellites to study Earth's magnetic ...
CryoSat-2 installed in launch silo
In readiness for launch on 8 April, ESA's CryoSat-2 ice satellite has now joined the rest of the Dnepr rocket in the launch silo at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
CryoSat-2 ice mission ready for launch
(PhysOrg.com) -- A UK-led CryoSat-2 satellite designed to monitor changes in ice cover at the poles will launch at 13:57 UK time on 8 April 2010 from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Phobos flyby success
Mars Express encountered Phobos last night, smoothly skimming past at just 67 km, the closest any manmade object has ever approached Mars' enigmatic moon. The data collected could help unlock the origin of ...
Phobos flyby season starts again
(PhysOrg.com) -- Today Mars Express began a series of flybys of Phobos, the largest moon of Mars. The campaign will reach its crescendo on 3 March, when the spacecraft will set a new record for the closest ...
Auspicious orbit marks run-up to Phobos flyby
(PhysOrg.com) -- On 26 January, Mars Express completed its 7777th orbit around the Red Planet, an auspicious milestone as the satellite is readied for the closest-ever flyby of Phobos, scheduled for just a ...
Proposed Spacetime Structure Could Provide Hints for Quantum Gravity Theory
Students demonstrate flux pinning in low gravity
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of Cornell researchers recently tested their work on the mysterious physical phenomenon of flux pinning aboard a near-zero gravity aircraft.
GOCE delivering data for best gravity map ever (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Following the launch and in-orbit testing of the most sophisticated gravity mission ever built, ESA’s GOCE satellite is now in ‘measurement mode’, mapping tiny variations in Earth’s ...
Mice Levitated for Space Research
New look at gravity data sheds light on ocean, climate
A discovery about the moon made in the 1960s is helping researchers unlock secrets about Earth's ocean today.
Researchers propose new way to reproduce a black hole
(PhysOrg.com) -- Despite their popularity in the science fiction genre, there is much to be learned about black holes, the mysterious regions in space once thought to be absent of light. In a paper published in the August ...
Mini Gradiometer Could Map Other Planets' Gravity Fields
GOCE satellite achieves drag-free perfection (w/Videos)
(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA's gravity mission GOCE has achieved a first in the history of satellite technology. The sophisticated electric propulsion system has shown that it is able to keep the satellite completely ...