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The European Space Agency has said that the missing European space probe on Mars fell to the surface of the Red Planet from a height of two to four kilometres and was destroyed on…
The ExoMars team had their hearts in their mouths as the Schiaparelli probe went missing just as the TGO mothership swept into a perfectly timed orbit.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is hailing its ExoMars mission a success despite mystery over the fate of a lander supposed to have touched down on the Red…
The fate of a European probe supposed to have touched down on Mars on Wednesday remains a mystery.
Scientists are scrambling to confirm the status of the European lander which was due to have landed on the Red Planet's surface, after contact was lost during its descent.
Mars has long piqued people’s interest – from science fiction tales of Martians to Elon Musk’s goal of one day colonising the planet.
ExoMars is a mission of firsts – if all goes to plan then this will be Europe’s first controlled landing on Mars, and this is the first mission of its kind to go directly in search of signs of…
The European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli spacecraft is on course to land on Mars, after it successfully separated from its mothership, the Trace Gas Orbiter, on…
The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission has come to a close with success after crash landing hits target
French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is going for a swim, but this is one dip with a difference. Pesquet is taking his last training session in NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at Johnson Space Cente
Nasa believes it has more proof that Europa, one of Jupiter’s moon, is expelling large plumes of water. And where there is water, life can find a
In just a few days’ time ESA’s Rosetta mission is going to come to a close in a most extraordinary fashion, because the spacecraft is going to slowly, and deliberately crash-land into the comet that i
The ExoMars mission is at a critical moment. The spacecraft is very close to the red planet, and tension is mounting.
After nearly two years missing in action, Rosetta's small lander Philae has finally been located in a shadowed spot on the comet 67-P - also known as Churyumov Gerasimenko - just three weeks before th
European space scientists are celebrating tonight after finding a comet lander they’d almost given up hope of ever seeing again.
The ExoMars spacecraft is on its way to the red planet right now, and when it gets there it’s going to be looking for methane, a gas that’s linked to life, but could be coming from other sources…
We’ve been observing the earth from space for a long time but advances in technology means we can glean even more from the modern satellite. And
The extraordinary mission of ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft around comet 67P is nearly over: on 30 September the craft will crash land on its surface and end a 12 year voyage through…
Researchers at the European Space Agency are testing the next generation of 3D-printers to use in Space.
The first space probe to land on a comet has had its communications cut with Earth for the final time.
Is it possible to produce food to eat and air to breathe while in space?
Britain’s exit from the European Union could have long-term implications for science, research and high tech engineering in the UK and Europe, as the community has close ties across borders both in te
In this episode, we look at the decontamination procedures used for the instruments making the journey to Mars with John Robert Brucato, Planetary Protection Manger at the Italian National Institute o
British astronaut Tim Peake has safely returned to Earth after spending half-a-year in space.
The European Commission’s emergency management system Copernicus has been activated to deal with the floods in France, Belgium and Germany.
Planetary Scientist Jean-Pierre Bibring explains where to look for life on Mars.