German Aerospace Center (DLR)

TESTING THE VALUE OF ARTIFICIAL GRAVITY FOR ASTRONAUT HEALTH

Test subjects in Cologne, Germany will take to their beds for 60 days from 25 March as part of a groundbreaking study, funded by European Space Agency ESA and US space agency NASA, into how artificial gravity could help astronauts stay healthy in space. Carried out at the German Aerospace Center’s (DLR) :envihab facility, the […]

LAUNCH OF THE FIRST SATELLITE IN THE “SPACEDATAHIGHWAY” PROGRAM

EDRS-A, the first relay satellite in the SpaceDataHighway program (also called EDRS), will be launched to geostationary orbit on January 28, 2016 (Baikonour time). The SpaceDataHighway will provide high speed laser communications in space of up to 1.8 Gigabit per second. This major program, which cost nearly €500M to develop, is the result of a […]

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