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All COVID-19 travel restrictions in the UK have been scrapped, two years since the government advised against non-essential travel. The ruthless shelling of Ukraine’s cities continues. But British intelligence says Russian troops aren’t making much progress as they try to take Ukrainian territory. Europe’s Space Agency says it will not be sending its first rover to Mars […]
Europe Delays Mars Mission Over Ukraine War
The fallout of the Ukraine war has even reached space. Europe’s first Mars rover mission scheduled for September won’t go ahead. Relying on Russian components and rockets, the European Space Agency says it’s politically and practically impossible.
European Mars Rover Mission Unlikely
The European Space Agency says the planned launch of a rover in a joint mission with Russia to Mars this year is now “very unlikely” due to sanctions linked to the war in Ukraine. But the mission remains vital to determining if life could have existed on the red planet.
Space debris a growing danger to objects above Earth
Accumulating space debris could limit space exploration. Scientists are looking for solutions to cleaning out the area above Earth. There at least 750,000 objects larger than one centimeter orbiting Earth. A result of decades of launching satellites, spacecraft, and astronauts into orbit. Eighteen thousand objects are being monitored. Holger Krag, Head of European Space Agency […]
European Space Agency launches new satellite
The European Space agency on Monday (March 6) launched its latest satellite from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana. The ESA said Sentinel 2-B will join its twin, Sentinel 2-A in producing high-resolution optical imaging for the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system. The 2,225-lb. satellite was carried into orbit on a Vega rocket. After the […]