Join a European Space Talk

The moment to ask all your questions about space has come!

Join one of the European Space Talks happening in your country to learn how space contributes to your daily life and helps to solve some of humankind’s greatest challenges.

Sign up here: https://www.spacetalks.net/

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Organise your own European Space Talk

Who better than the people who spend their days thinking about space, to share their passion with the world?
European space professionals have a responsibility to let people know how space activities impact their daily lives and will affect tomorrow’s world.
If you are a space professional, find out more about organising your own European Space Talk, here: http://bit.ly/EuropeanSpaceTalks

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German: https://youtu.be/nAyI7hMvstw
French: https://youtu.be/-pWJBLb5cVk

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ESA is Europe’s gateway to space. Our mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. Check out http://www.esa.int/ESA to get up to speed on everything space related.

Copyright information about our videos is available here: http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Terms_and_Conditions

Preparing for Vega-C

At the end of 2019 Vega-C will be launched from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana increasing performance from Vega’s current 1.5 t to about 2.2 t in its reference 700 km polar orbit, with no increase in launch costs.

Vega-C’s first stage is based on the P120, the largest single segment carbon fibre solid-propellant rocket motor ever built. It was successfully tested in July 2018. Its development relies on new technologies derived from Vega’s current first stage P80 motor. Two or four P120C motors will also be used for the liftoff boosters on Ariane 6.

Vega-C’s 3.3 m diameter fairing will accommodate larger payloads such as Earth observation satellites of more than two tonnes, and ESA’s Space Rider reentry vehicle.

The Vega launch pad and mobile gantry are being modified to accommodate Vega-C leading into a period when launch facilities will accommodate both vehicles.

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ESA is Europe’s gateway to space. Our mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. Check out http://www.esa.int/ESA to get up to speed on everything space related.

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From the State of the Union to copyright: 5 numbers from Strasbourg

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his final State of the Union speech. Members voted on digital copyright rules, measures to counter money laundering and a plastics strategy. Parliament calls on the Council to initiate disciplinary measures against Hungary.

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Who better than the people who spend their days thinking about space, to share their passion with the world?
European space professionals have a responsibility to let people know how space activities impact their daily lives and will affect tomorrow’s world.
If you are a space professional, find out more about organising your own European Space Talk, here: http://bit.ly/EuropeanSpaceTalks

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ESA Open Day, ESTEC, 2018

The date is fixed: you are invited to the annual ESA Open Day at ESTEC, ESA’s technical heart in the Netherlands, on Sunday, 7 October.

The theme this year is ‘A voyage through space with Europe’. We’ll have all ESA establishments represented on site, either with speakers giving talks or live link-ups to the different centres. You’ll be able to meet astronauts, scientists and engineers, plus some special guests. You’ll see how we design space missions, how we develop the technologies needed to go into space and how we simulate space on the ground. With the help of our colleagues from the other ESA centres, we’ll complete the life-cycle of a mission and see how it is launched and controlled once in space!

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European History is Not White History – A response to Mark Collett

Martian history, on the other hand,

Mark Collett’s video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSBx0pqTSL0

Those abolitionists I showed pictures of:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olaudah_Equiano
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignatius_Sancho
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottobah_Cugoano

Some links:
http://themissingchapter.co.uk
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/not-all-knights-round-table-were-white-180949361/
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/06/11/exclusive-doctor-writer-protested-against-problematic-casting/

Contact:
https://twitter.com/shaun_jen
https://curiouscat.me/Shaun_Jen
https://www.patreon.com/shaun_jen

A new European travel system to improve border controls

A new European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) will beef up EU border controls. Visa-exempt third country nationals will need to apply for travel authorisation before coming to the EU. The application system is designed to be rapid, efficient and easy to complete.

From the Iran nuclear deal to drones: what’s coming up in Strasbourg

The prime minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, comes to Parliament to talk about Europe’s future, while members discuss the Iran nuclear deal, financial assistance for Ukraine, new rules on unmanned aircraft, and reducing CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles.