European Space Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA) is an international organization with 18 member states headquartered in Paris, France with the purpose of combining talent, resources and funds to undertake space programs, study Earth, the Solar System and the Universe. The annual budget for ESA is over $3.5 billion. The primary member states are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In addition, Canada, Hungary, Romania operate under a cooperative agreement. Estonia and Slovenia have recently entered into a cooperative agreement.

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From outer space to inner eye

Contact lenses, spectacles and eye implants are now being made more accurately thanks to research instruments flying on the International Space Station.

dateDec 22, 2016 in Engineering
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Video: Silicon pore optics stacks

ESA doesn't do routine. Nowhere is this more true than for Science, where the goal of each new mission is to observe the universe in novel ways. New technologies are required to make such missions possible, many years in ...

dateDec 22, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Image: Winter moon

This gorgeous image shows this month's full moon, also known as a 'cold moon', seeming to hover above a set of satellite tracking dishes on the campus of the Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aerospacial (INTA), in the southern ...

dateDec 21, 2016 in Space Exploration
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