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Greek Students from the Island of Crete Awarded for Building a Satellite

A team of high school students from the Greek island of Crete participated in the Cansat European competition earning an award for building a satellite. Cansat is a competition organized by the European Space Agency,  in collaboration with the Norwegian Space Training...

Greek Diaspora Scientist Detects Elusive Space Wind

Iannis Dandouras, senior scientist at the Research Institute in Astrophysics and Planetology in Toulouse, France, detected the elusive space wind, by analyzing data from the European Space Agency’s Cluster spacecraft. This plasmaspheric wind contributes to the loss of material from...

Greek-Russian Astronaut Ready for Take Off

Many Greeks around the world will never forget the moment when Yurchikhin, the first cosmonaut of Greek descent, brought on 8 January 2003 to the then president of the Hellenic Republic, the Greek  flag he had with him on...

A Greek Doctor at the South Pole

Doctor Evangelos Kaimakamis is the only Greek to participate in the innovative project of the European Space Agency (ESA), at the Concordia base, Antarctic, according to a report cited in the Eleftheros Tipos Journal. It took quite a while to...

Greek Students Win Second Place in European Space Technology Competition

High school students from different ESA (European Space Agency) Member States have completed the second European CanSat Competition at the Andoya Rocket Range in Norway. Fourteen teams participated in the competition, which took place April 23-26. The Greek team consisting...