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European Space Agency Plans to Beam Solar Energy From Space

The European Space Agency (ESA) is contemplating the plan of the Solaris initiative to beam solar energy from space in order to distribute electricity wirelessly to Earth. The aim of the Solaris program is to have giant satellites in orbit,...

Snowy Greece Magic Captured from Space

Snow that now covers Greece was captured by the European Space Agency's (ESA) astronaut Matthias Maurer from the International Space Station in early February. Maurer took this bird’s eye view of the town of Chalkida, along the Euboean Gulf. He...

ESA Mission “Hera” to Explore Impact of Asteroid Collision

Much like NASA's upcoming DART, or Double Asteroid Redirection Test, mission, to change the course of a heavenly body to see if it might be possible to protect the Earth from an asteroid collision, the European Space Agency's "Hera"...

ESA Creates Digital Model of Earth to Fight Climate Change

A digital model of the Earth, created by the European Space Agency (ESA) should make it easier for researchers to keep track of the effects of climate change and even help predict its ramifications in the future. Called "Digital Twin...

Spacecraft Sends First Mercury Images During Flyby

BepiColombo, a joint European-Japanese spacecraft, got its first glimpse of Mercury as it swung by the solar system’s innermost planet while on a mission to deliver two probes into orbit in 2025. The BepiColombo mission made the first of six...

A Greek Architect's Designs for the Moon

Determined to become a fixed star rather than a passing comet in his domain, young Greek architect engineer Angelos Chrysovalantis Alfatzis has made a significant contribution to the study of materials for building habitable constructions in space, while working...

Greek Graduate Designs Homes For Europe's ''Moon Village''

Angelos Chrysovalantis Alfatzis is a Greek who, along with his colleagues, designed the premises of a future European establishment on the moon. Alfatzis' team, which is also comprised of engineers and biologists, has already been distinguished by the European Space...

Cyprus to Sign as European Cooperating State with European Space Agency

The Republic of Cyprus will sign on Wednesday the European Cooperating State (ECS) Agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA), which will allow Cyprus to participate actively in the activities and programs of ESA. The agreement paves the way for...

Greece Could be Stripped of European Space Agency Membership

Greece may soon find itself excluded from the European Space Agency (ESA) while it has already lost its right to vote, since it has not paid its financial contribution to the ESA for the last three years, Thessaloniki University...

Cyprus to Explore Space Technology

The need of Cyprus to explore its own capabilities in the field of space technology highlighted Communications Minister Marios Demetriades. Addressing the International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment held in Paphos, Demetriades said that space technology are...