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ESA Human and Robotic Exploration

  1. NASA and ESA have a long term plan for Europe to deliver the European Service Modules for Orion. With NASA’s announcement to bring humans back to the lunar surface before the end of 2024, it was also decided that the third ESA-provided European Service Module will contribute to this mission.

  2. Space is in the spotlight across Europe and Beyond as Saturday 20 July marks both the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, and the start of ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano’s second mission to the International Space Station.

  3. This Saturday 20 July at 18:28 CEST (16:28 GMT) ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, NASA astronaut Drew Morgan and Roscosmos commander Alexander Skvortsov will be launched to the International Space Station from the Baiknonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  4. Dozens of very different commercial and institutional missions to the Moon are planned for the coming decades.

    These encompass everything from NASA’s manned Lunar Gateway research station and cubesats from start-ups and universities to commercial landers carrying rovers.

    The heightened interest in going to the Moon shows that there could be a market in providing satellite communications beyond Earth.

  5. Half a century ago humans stepped on the Moon for the first time in a set of sorties that awed the world. Over the years since we have explored our Solar System with robotic scouts and established a permanent human presence in space with the International Space Station.