European Space Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA) is an international organization with 18 member states headquartered in Paris, France with the purpose of combining talent, resources and funds to undertake space programs, study Earth, the Solar System and the Universe. The annual budget for ESA is over $3.5 billion. The primary member states are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In addition, Canada, Hungary, Romania operate under a cooperative agreement. Estonia and Slovenia have recently entered into a cooperative agreement.

Address
8-10 rue Mario Nikis 75738 Paris Cedex 15
Website
http://www.esa.int/esaCP/index.html
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Space_Agency
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Software

Bike routing app uses space for cyclists

A navigation app that guides people on safer, more enjoyable bike journeys will be launched later this summer as social-distancing measures encourage more cyclists to take to the road.

Security

Galileo positioning aiding COVID-19 reaction

As European governments plan their phased recoveries from the lockdown states triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the positioning delivered through satellite navigation is becoming more important than ever before. Location ...

Energy & Green Tech

Video: Steering drones for power generation

What if you could generate wind power without needing to build wind turbine towers? Dutch company Ampyx Power is developing flying kite-like tethered drones to harness energy directly from high-altitude wind. ESA's NAVISP ...

Energy & Green Tech

Image: Bendy, ultra-thin solar cell

ESA has backed the creation of this flexible, ultra-thin solar cell to deliver the best power to mass ratio for space missions.

Engineering

Satellite design applied to superyacht

Dutch shipbuilder Royal Huisman applied the same concurrent engineering process developed by ESA for space missions to the design of superyacht Sea Eagle II, due to become the world's largest aluminum sailing yacht when delivered ...

Automotive

Image: Driving into the future

A highly autonomous self-driving shuttle has entered service at ESA's technical heart. Its official inauguration took place on Tuesday, when it was assigned a suitably spacey name – "Orbiter' – chosen through an employee ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

Using artificial intelligence to automate sea-ice charting

Reliable maps of sea-ice conditions and forecasts are of vital importance for maritime safety, safe navigation and planning. The continued retreating and thinning of Arctic sea ice calls for a more effective way of producing ...

Robotics

Jumping space robot 'flies' like a spacecraft

Astronauts on the Moon found themselves hopping around, rather than simply walking. Switzerland's SpaceBok planetary exploration robot has followed their example, launching all four legs off the ground during tests at ESA's ...

Engineering

MELT 3-D printer designed for use in microgravity

Europe's first 3D printer designed for use in weightlessness, printing aerospace-quality plastics, has won the prestigious Aerospace Applications Award from design-to-manufacturing specialist TCT Magazine.

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