Posts tagged European Space Agency
Global Mission To Destroy Space Debris Under Way. Nets, Harpoons And Lasers Could Be Used

With approximately 27,000 pieces of space debris orbiting the Earth, the European Space Agency has declared an urgency to take them out and protect our planet and crucial communications satellites.  How do they plan to do this?  Weapons of choice vary from nets and harpoons, to suicide robots.

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ESA Proposes 3D Printed Moon Bases Made Out Of Lunar Soil

Setting up a lunar base could be made much simpler by using a 3D printer to build it with materials taken from the Moon itself. Industrial partners including renowned architects Foster + Partners have joined with European Space Agency (ESA) to test the feasibility of 3D printing on this scale.

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UK To Invest £60m More In Space Program


Britain intends to spend an extra £60 million per year on space technology, by increasing it's investment into the European Space Agency (ESA).

The Chancellor George Osborne, in a speech to the Royal Society, announced that the UK is willing to commit an average of £240m a year, over the next five years to the ESA, increased from the usual investment of £170m.  This has been done in the hope of encouraging domestic job growth via attracting lucrative contracts.

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