Image: Cheops in the Maxwell chamber

ESA's exoplanet-characterising Cheops satellite being prepared for electromagnetic compatibility testing inside the Maxwell chamber at ESTEC, the Agency's technical heart in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

Image: Wall of Hertz test chamber

These spiky carbon-impregnated foam pyramids, seen here in ESA's Hertz test chamber, cover the walls of facilities that simulate the endless void of space.

A graphene solution for microwave interference

Microwave communication is ubiquitous in the modern world, with electromagnetic waves in the tens of gigahertz range providing efficient transmission with wide bandwidth for data links between Earth-orbiting satellites and ...

NXP launches new angular sensor compliant with SENT standard

NXP Semiconductors today announced the release of the KMA215, a programmable angle sensor with digital output, which is compliant with the most recent Single Edge Nibble Transmission (SAE J2716 JAN2010 SENT) standard. The ...

MAVEN mission completes assembly, begins environmental testing

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft is assembled and is undergoing environmental testing at Lockheed Martin Space Systems facilities, near Denver, Colo. MAVEN is the next mission to Mars and will ...

A device enables the remote explosion of improvised land-mines

Composed of diverse elements, mostly of plastic, with little metal used, improvised explosive devices are very difficult to detect. In cooperation with two Colombian universities, scientists at EPFL's Electromagnetic Compatibility ...