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CubeSats take a bumpy ride before going to space

27th November 2014
Two satellites chosen by the Fly Your Satellite! programme have undergone vibration testing at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The tests have provided important information that the teams can now use to help them obtain  their ‘ticket to orbit’.

Call for proposals: drop or spin your thesis

7th November 2014
ESA’s Education Office has recently launched two new calls for proposals for 2015 university programmes: Drop Your Thesis! and Spin Your Thesis!

Competition: Find a name for Rosetta’s landing site on the comet!

16th October 2014
Help Rosetta’s scientists find a name for Rosetta’s landing site on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Philae, Rosetta’s lander, will attempt the first soft landing ever on a comet nucleus on 12 November 2014.

ESA Education introduces ‘Teach with Rosetta’

1st October 2014
ESERO Ireland
ESA Education is proud to present  ‘Teach with Rosetta,’ a new dedicated website filled with information, classroom resources and student activities that link school sciences to Rosetta, ESA’s historic mission to comet 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko.

World Space Week with an Irish twist – Seachtain Dhomhanda an Dearbhspas

30th September 2014
ESERO Ireland
Gael-Choláiste Chill Dara who won first prize for the CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory World Space Week experience at Ireland’s historic Dunsink Observatory on October 10 2014 will learn about the Universe from experts at the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (DIAS) and the European Space Agency (ESA) as Gaeilge.

Competition for Irish Students to join the ESA Rosetta Adventure for Science Week

29th September 2014
ESERO Ireland
On November 12, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta, the first-ever spacecraft to orbit a comet, will attempt a soft touchdown on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.