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Satellite communications transport container contract signed

Satellite communications transport container contract signed
Global precision engineering company, Nasmyth Group will manufacture the Spacecraft Transport Container for Eurostar Neo, which is one of the two new satellite product lines of the European Space Agency’s Next Generation Platform, NEOSAT. The spacecraft transport container will house the crucial ‘clean room’, enabling its safe transportation by road, rail, sea or air whichever is deemed applicable.
12th September 2017

AI analyses gravitational lenses 10 million times faster

AI analyses gravitational lenses 10 million times faster
  Researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have for the first time shown that neural networks – a form of artificial intelligence – can accurately analyse the complex distortions in spacetime known as gravitational lenses 10 million times faster than traditional methods.
1st September 2017

Neighbouring exoplanets may hold water

Neighbouring exoplanets may hold water
Seven Earth-sized exoplanets circle the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, just 40 light-years from our own blue planet. Now an international team of scientists at the Geneva Observatory in Switzerland, MIT, and elsewhere, report that the outer planets in this system may still hold significant stores of water. Three of these potential water worlds are also considered within the habitable zone of the star, giving further support to the possibility that these neighboring planets may, in fact, be hospitable to life.
31st August 2017


Magnetic fields in distant galaxy are piece of cosmic puzzle

Magnetic fields in distant galaxy are piece of cosmic puzzle
Astronomers have measured magnetic fields in a galaxy 4.6 billion light-years away — a big clue to understanding how magnetic fields formed and evolved over cosmic time. In an article published in Nature Astronomy, a collaboration led by Sui Ann Mao, the Minerva Research Group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy and a former postdoctoral Jansky Fellow at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, reports the discovery of large, well-ordered magnetic fields in a galaxy far, far away.
31st August 2017

Smart agriculture in deep space

Smart agriculture in deep space
  Paul Golata, Mouser, talks about shaping smarter cities, farming against the grain and intelligent analogue solutions for smart agriculture in deep space.
23rd August 2017

In outer space, your pee can be gold

In outer space, your pee can be gold
Imagine you're on your way to Mars, and you lose a crucial tool during a spacewalk. Not to worry, you'll simply re-enter your spacecraft and use some microorganisms to convert your urine and exhaled carbon dioxide (CO2) into chemicals to make a new one. That's one of the ultimate goals of scientists who are developing ways to make long space trips feasible. The researchers are presenting their results at the 254th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
22nd August 2017

Cosmic opportunity for radiation research at ESA

Cosmic opportunity for radiation research at ESA
Cosmic radiation is considered the main health hazard to human spaceflight and space exploration of the Moon, Mars and beyond, which is why ESA has made cosmic radiation a focus of its research programme. Radiation poses a risk to the human body in the form of cancer, central nervous system disorders, cardiovascular problems and tissue degeneration.
17th August 2017

Tracking the solar eruption through the solar system

Animation visualising the propagation of a coronal mass ejection leaving the Sun on 14th October 2014 and highlighting the speed at which it reached various spacecraft over the following days, weeks and months (not to scale).
16th August 2017

Adaptive optics facility improves sharpness of MUSE images

Adaptive optics facility improves sharpness of MUSE images
The Unit Telescope 4 (Yepun) of ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has now been transformed into a fully adaptive telescope. After more than a decade of planning, construction and testing, the new Adaptive Optics Facility (AOF) has seen first light with the instrument MUSE, capturing amazingly sharp views of planetary nebulae and galaxies. The coupling of the AOF and MUSE forms one of the most advanced and powerful technological systems ever built for ground-based astronomy.
15th August 2017

The implications of cosmic silence

The implications of cosmic silence
Daniel Whitmire, a retired astrophysicist who teaches mathematics at the University of Arkansas, once thought the cosmic silence indicated we as a species lagged far behind. "I taught astronomy for 37 years," said Whitmire. "I used to tell my students that by statistics, we have to be the dumbest guys in the galaxy. After all we have only been technological for about 100 years while other civilizations could be more technologically advanced than us by millions or billions of years."
11th August 2017


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Defence Communications 2017
26th September 2017
Poland Krakow
Military Airlift 2017
26th September 2017
United Kingdom London
Defence Exports 2017
27th September 2017
Italy Rome
Naval Damage Control 2017
3rd October 2017
United Kingdom Portsmouth
Combat Helicopter 2017
17th October 2017
Poland Krakow