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An EU-funded project is setting in motion the future exploration of the building blocks of the universe, contributing to plans for particle accelerators three times bigger and many times more powerful than the Large Hadron Collider.
Published: 3 December 2018
Published: 15 November 2018
Published: 6 November 2018
Building on the success of three EU-funded projects, a proposed European space mission has won backing from the European Space Agency to build two nanosatellites that will demonstrate novel Earth observation and inter-satellite communication technology.
Published: 23 October 2018
Need to retrieve a few tonnes of cargo from Mars? Send some seriously heavy gear into deep space? Fly out sufficient mass to deflect an asteroid? Current spacecraft would not be nearly big or powerful enough, say EU-funded researchers who have looked into a possible next-generation design based on nuclear electric propulsion.
Published: 14 May 2018
Published: 7 May 2018
A mini satellite launched by an EU-funded project is demonstrating a range of cutting-edge technologies to improve the performance, cost, stability and longevity of small space-based platforms for applications such as atmospheric monitoring, Earth imaging, communications and aerospace research.
Published: 12 January 2018
Space exploration demands high performance on-board computers with low power requirements that can survive the rigours of aggressive radiation. The EU-funded APEX project has developed the advanced technologies needed to design an ultra-reliable processor for future space missions as far away as Saturn and Jupiter.
Published: 11 September 2017
Published: 31 January 2017
Heading out beyond Jupiter, the light from our sun gets very dim. And even close to home, space exploration can't always draw power from the rays - e.g. on Mars, at night or during the planet's fierce dust storms. Another option involves generating electricity from an inbuilt heat source. EU-funded research has combined acoustic waves and electromagnetism to do so.
Published: 26 October 2016