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  1. News - World - SPACE

    European Space Agency makes history as probe lands on comet

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 04:56am by Reuters, AP, AFP

    ... Agencies in Darmstadt, Germany European Space Agency scientists behind the project overjoyed after touchdown caps a 6.4 billion-kilometre journey begun a decade ago Probe makes historic landing on comet Scientists have successfully landed a probe on the surface of a comet in a historic first for space exploration, the European Space Agency said yesterday. The lander, named ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE EXPLORATION

    2013 will be a bumper year for space science: European Space Agency

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris '2013 will be bumper year for space science' European probes this year will return a treasure trove of data from explorations into the Big Bang, water on Mars and climate change, European Space Agency chief Jean-Jacques Dordain said. "2013 will yield an extraordinary harvest" of knowledge about space, Dordain predicted ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology

    Short Science, December 2, 2012

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... it at a speed of up to 10km/h. Reuters   Space agency approves  UK firm's novel engine A small British company with a dream of building a reusable space plane has won an important endorsement from the European Space Agency (ESA) after completing key tests on its novel engine technology. Reaction Engines believes its Sabre engine, which would operate like a jet engine in the atmosphere ...

  4. Reaching for the stars

    Posted Sep 01st 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... As told to Alex Lo He's famed in Hong Kong for helping design its contribution to space discovery- tools for the Mir space station and European Mars missions. Ng Tze-chuen recalls ... history on Martian soil. On Christmas Day, all our team members crowded into the Polytechnic University's industrial centre where our Martian tools were made. The European Space Station ...

  5. Scientists get another bite at Mars, via Russia

    Posted Mar 15th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... sending back data about the Martian surface and atmospheric conditions since January. The European Space Agency, which has close relations with its Russian counterpart, is now planning ExoMars, ... last Christmas. The Russian Space Agency plans to use the same or modified rock corer designed by Polytechnic University engineers on its scheduled 2009 mission to orbit Mars and to land ...

  6. Consultant with an eye for detail wanted

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... Jolene Otremba and Susie Gyopos Excellent advancement opportunities are being offered to a highly talented and motivated individual who can fill the role of consultant at a rapidly growing organisation. Enright, Scott & Associates (ESA), a strategy an ...

  7. Can China really afford its space ambitions?

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China is no different from many other countries when it comes to the way it views its space programme. Here as elsewhere, the programme is wrapped up in ideas of scientific progress, military advantage and national pride. And here as elsewhere, the stated goals are grand and the sums involved are large. China expects to launch a shuttle carrying astronauts into space ...

  8. reaching for the stars

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... of terrible things to come. Our first real job with the European Space Agency was not with the Mars Express mission, our ultimate goal, but with several proposed research exercises to simulate space ... As told to Alex Lo He's famed in Hong Kong for helping design its contribution to space discovery- tools for the Mir space station and European Mars missions. Ng Tze-chuen recalls ...

  9. Scientist confident of HK role in Mars lander

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'biggest Mars project'. The Euro1 billion (HK$11.5 billion) ExoMars mission, led by the European Space Agency, moved a step closer to liftoff yesterday with the unveiling of a prototype ... University-based team that has designed previous sampling machinery for the European Space Agency. The only Asian face in a team of European experts, Dr Ng said his participation was due to Hong ...

  10. Craft's precarious date with destiny for Mars landing

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... on the planet's surface. The pride of the European Space Agency, Mars Express, was launched on June 2 and has completed a six-month journey at an average speed of 10km a second. It will be followed by two ... carrying exploration tools made in Hong Kong for its descent to the surface of Mars. The landing craft, Beagle II, will search for life on the planet. A decision will be made at the European Space ...




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