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European Space Agency: Majority say Ireland’s contribution should not increase beyond €20m
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European Space Agency: Majority say Ireland’s contribution should not increase beyond €20m

Sep 6th 2021, 6:10 AM 12,636 Views 14 Comments

Polling carried out by Ireland Thinks found that just 11% of the public think the contribution should be increased.

What does membership of the European Space Agency mean to Ireland?
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What does membership of the European Space Agency mean to Ireland?

Sep 4th 2021, 7:00 PM 12,170 Views 11 Comments

It’s about cash and credibility as much as chasing comets.

The first-ever Irish-made satellite could be orbiting the planet next year
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The first-ever Irish-made satellite could be orbiting the planet next year

Aug 21st 2021, 7:30 AM 17,101 Views 45 Comments

UCD’s EIRSAT-1 is undergoing extensive testing ahead of a 2022 launch to low-Earth orbit.

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth
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China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth

Dec 1st 2020, 8:25 PM 12,926 Views 20 Comments

It is one step on a programme to send a manned mission to the satellite.

A moment in the sun: Meet the Irish spacetech entrepreneurs boldly growing
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A moment in the sun: Meet the Irish spacetech entrepreneurs boldly growing

Feb 13th 2020, 4:07 PM 2,676 Views 3 Comments

As investment in spacetech increases, the Irish tech sector has something to phone home about.

Irish students to talk to astronaut in live chat from space
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Irish students to talk to astronaut in live chat from space

Jan 21st 2017, 10:00 AM 7,419 Views 8 Comments

They’ll talk next week.

WATCH: Spacecraft blasts off in new mission to search for life on Mars
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WATCH: Spacecraft blasts off in new mission to search for life on Mars

Mar 14th 2016, 11:39 AM 9,630 Views 24 Comments

The key goal is to analyse methane, a gas which is created in large by living microbes.

We're getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age
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We're getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age

Jul 19th 2015, 12:00 PM 868 Views 11 Comments

My inner space nerd was delighted to be accepted onto the European Space Agency’s workshop for primary school teachers.

After a seven month nap, the tiny Philae probe has woken up and made contact
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After a seven month nap, the tiny Philae probe has woken up and made contact

Jun 14th 2015, 4:31 PM 14,326 Views 23 Comments

Hello again, little lander.

People are emotional about the tiny comet lander finally waking up from its nap
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# Philae Lander

People are emotional about the tiny comet lander finally waking up from its nap

Jun 14th 2015, 4:08 PM 3,327 Views 1 Comment

The little craft that could.

Ireland looked pretty damn good from space yesterday
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Ireland looked pretty damn good from space yesterday

Apr 8th 2015, 9:36 AM 21,856 Views 23 Comments

Stunning.

A decade of observing Earth from space has given us these breathtaking views
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A decade of observing Earth from space has given us these breathtaking views

Mar 28th 2015, 10:30 AM 34,878 Views 15 Comments

There’s even one of cloudless skies over Ireland… Cloudless.

Look at the smiley face NASA found in space
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# Out Of This World

Look at the smiley face NASA found in space

Feb 10th 2015, 9:03 AM 2,394 Views 6 Comments

Hellooo!

A robot missing since 2003 has been found on Mars
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A robot missing since 2003 has been found on Mars

Jan 16th 2015, 11:12 AM 15,306 Views 23 Comments

Beagle 2 has been missing since it was due to land on Mars on Christmas Day 2003.

The last tweets from the comet lander are pretty heartbreaking...
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The last tweets from the comet lander are pretty heartbreaking...

Nov 15th 2014, 8:34 PM 53,294 Views 56 Comments

The Philae lander, perched on a distant comet hurtling towards the Sun, delivered everything scientists were expecting of it before losing power.

Philae probe has fallen asleep after its batteries ran out
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Philae probe has fallen asleep after its batteries ran out

Nov 15th 2014, 8:29 AM 17,694 Views 58 Comments

The robot probe managed to transfer all of the data it collected to its mother ship before it took its eternal nap.

Philae seems to be stuck under a cliff with one leg dangling in space
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Philae seems to be stuck under a cliff with one leg dangling in space

Nov 13th 2014, 5:51 PM 28,326 Views 41 Comments

That means it may not be able to fully charge its solar-powered batteries.

Here's what Comet 67P would look like if it landed in Cork City
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Here's what Comet 67P would look like if it landed in Cork City

Nov 13th 2014, 11:08 AM 17,278 Views 42 Comments

It’s safe to say Elysian wouldn’t look so tall anymore.

Ever wanted to see a comet up close? You're in luck
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Ever wanted to see a comet up close? You're in luck

Nov 10th 2014, 7:27 PM 12,587 Views 15 Comments

The photos were shot from a distance of 30km or less.

Comets smell like a mix of rotten eggs, horse pee, alcohol and almonds
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Comets smell like a mix of rotten eggs, horse pee, alcohol and almonds

Oct 25th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,273 Views 5 Comments

Almonds? Ugh.

Here's why you really should be following the International Space Station online
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Here's why you really should be following the International Space Station online

Sep 21st 2014, 8:30 PM 40,528 Views 16 Comments

One small click of a mouse. One giant leap…

Here's how to keep up to date with all things space-related
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Here's how to keep up to date with all things space-related

Aug 9th 2014, 8:15 AM 8,788 Views 4 Comments

It might all be happening up there, but there’s loads to read down here.

Comet-chasing probe sends back pics of 'strange-looking potato' formation
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Comet-chasing probe sends back pics of 'strange-looking potato' formation

Jul 17th 2014, 5:52 PM 7,381 Views 12 Comments

The Rosetta probe is due to land on the comet in November – and its latest pictures suggest it is made of two distinct parts.

These Limerick students built a satellite in a can and won a European prize
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These Limerick students built a satellite in a can and won a European prize

Jun 6th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,606 Views 5 Comments

The team from Crescent College Comprehensive came third in a European competition for their CanSat.

Watch: This is what it looks like to be blasted into space on the side of a rocket
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Watch: This is what it looks like to be blasted into space on the side of a rocket

Apr 8th 2014, 4:22 PM 9,118 Views 11 Comments

For a securely fastened camera that is.

ESA set to launch new earth monitoring satellite into orbit later today
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ESA set to launch new earth monitoring satellite into orbit later today

Apr 3rd 2014, 10:59 AM 3,858 Views 8 Comments

The Sentinel-1A satellite is a polar-orbiting, all-weather, day and night radar imaging satellite which will be used for land and ocean services.

European comet-chasing satellite awakens from hibernation
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European comet-chasing satellite awakens from hibernation

Jan 20th 2014, 7:20 PM 12,258 Views 21 Comments

The Rosetta satellite even tweeted as Gaeilge.

Europe's €740 million star-hunting telescope 'Gaia' enters Earth orbit
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Europe's €740 million star-hunting telescope 'Gaia' enters Earth orbit

Jan 9th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,656 Views 7 Comments

Data from the craft will be used to create the most accurate 3D map of the Milky Way yet, allowing astronomers to determine the origin and evolution of the galaxy.

ESA launches rocket that will create a detailed map of the Milky Way
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ESA launches rocket that will create a detailed map of the Milky Way

Dec 20th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,563 Views 19 Comments

Today engineers will command Gaia to perform the first of two critical thruster firings to ensure it’s on the right trajectory.

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Urban beauties: Incredible view of cities from space

Nov 30th 2013, 10:00 AM 11,869 Views 8 Comments

The European Space Agency’s Envistat and other satellites have captured manmade features from above.

European space mission to explore strange changes in Earth’s magnetism
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European space mission to explore strange changes in Earth’s magnetism

Nov 19th 2013, 7:45 AM 7,664 Views 18 Comments

The European Space Agency is preparing to launch three hi-tech satellites this Friday.

European satellite to crash to earth this weekend
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European satellite to crash to earth this weekend

Nov 8th 2013, 9:10 PM 13,428 Views 20 Comments

The chances of a human being hit are about 65,000 times lower than getting struck by lightning, the European Space Agency.

NASA aborts spacewalk after helmet leak
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NASA aborts spacewalk after helmet leak

Jul 16th 2013, 3:14 PM 4,397 Views 26 Comments

The dangerous water leak occurred in the helmet of Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano about an hour into the spacewalk.

New solar storm detection centre for Europe
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New solar storm detection centre for Europe

Apr 4th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,989 Views 11 Comments

The centre in Brussels is part of wider system that tracks objects in space that threaten to collide with the Earth.

Irish company wins €500k deal to make sunscreen for satellites
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Irish company wins €500k deal to make sunscreen for satellites

Dec 13th 2012, 10:07 AM 6,155 Views 7 Comments

Enbio signed the contract with the European Space Agency.

Irish company Techworks Marine lands major space contract
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Irish company Techworks Marine lands major space contract

Oct 4th 2012, 5:15 PM 5,706 Views 8 Comments

The firm will now lead a European Space Agency research project.

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PIC: The most jewel-like image of the universe we've ever seen

Sep 26th 2012, 1:36 PM 7,943 Views 55 Comments

Dazzling.

Ireland's space programme: what Irish tech developments are heading out of this world?
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Ireland's space programme: what Irish tech developments are heading out of this world?

Aug 4th 2012, 8:30 AM 4,976 Views 4 Comments

From exercising in space to 3D animations, here’s how Ireland is contributing to global research for future space missions.

European Space Agency sets sights on Jupiter
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European Space Agency sets sights on Jupiter

May 3rd 2012, 10:31 AM 1,122 Views 15 Comments

New mission will focus on the gas giant’s three large icy moons.

Scientists find evidence of ancient ocean on Mars
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Scientists find evidence of ancient ocean on Mars

Feb 7th 2012, 12:00 PM 2,658 Views 15 Comments

A two-year investigation by a European Space Agency probe has found strong new evidence to show there was once an ocean on the red planet.

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