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Astronomy / Space Science - Research Management - 10.06.2022
Gaia maps the Milky Way in three dimensions
Gaia maps the Milky Way in three dimensions
The European data processing and analysis consortium for Gaia, in which the UNIGE participates, publishes its third catalogue of data. A colossal amount of new information about our galaxy. The European consortium for the data processing and analysis of the Gaia satellite, led by the European Space Agency (ESA), has published its third catalogue.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 25.05.2022
Radio astronomy to foster Swiss research and industry
Radio astronomy to foster Swiss research and industry
By becoming a member of the SKA Observatory (SKAO), the largest and most ambitious radio astronomy collaboration in the world, Switzerland intends to foster Swiss research and industry while contributing to an international initiative that promises to revolutionize our understanding of the Universe.

Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 16.05.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation - 20.04.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 15.04.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation - 24.03.2022
EPFL developed tech makes it to the International Space Station
EPFL developed tech makes it to the International Space Station
The U.S. start-up Cryptosat has taken the EPFL developed Drand protocol, the internet's first production grade, publicly verifiable randomness beacon, into space for an historic experiment.

Astronomy / Space Science - 15.03.2022
Launching robots into lunar caves
Launching robots into lunar caves
EPFL engineering student Lucas Froissart designed an exoskeleton capable of propelling robot explorers into subsurface tunnels on the moon.

Politics - Astronomy / Space Science - 17.02.2022

Politics - Astronomy / Space Science - 16.02.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Politics - 26.01.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.12.2021
Two-year launch anniversary of CHEOPS
Two-year launch anniversary of CHEOPS
After two years in orbit, the CHEOPS space telescope has exceeded expectations. By reliably revealing details of some of the most fascinating exoplanets, it has quickly become a key instrument for astronomers in Europe and has led to fruitful collaborations throughout the continent.

Astronomy / Space Science - Politics - 19.11.2021

Computer Science - Astronomy / Space Science - 12.11.2021
Digital twins give fresh insight into the world around us
Digital twins are computer-based models of an object or even a human organ, and the technology behind them is advancing at a rapid pace.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 12.10.2021
Explore the universe with virtual reality
Explore the universe with virtual reality
Have you ever wanted to explore outer-space? Now you can, without leaving Earth, thanks to powerful, open-source beta software VIRUP that builds - in real-time - a virtual universe based on the most detailed contemporary astrophysical and cosmological data.

Astronomy / Space Science - Mathematics - 29.08.2021
New Mathematical Solutions to An Old Problem in Astronomy
The Bernese theoretical astrophysicist Kevin Heng has achieved a rare feat: On paper, he has derived novel solutions to an old mathematical problem needed to calculate light reflections from planets and moons.

Astronomy / Space Science - Chemistry - 27.08.2021
Unravelling the mystery of brown dwarfs
Unravelling the mystery of brown dwarfs
An international team, led by the UNIGE, has investigated five astronomical objects that could help us understand the mysterious nature of brown dwarfs.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 26.08.2021
The mysterious, invisible object that keeps our galaxy in motion
What secrets are held by the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way? Andrea Ghez, astronomer and Nobel Laureate in Physics, will discuss this question as part of next week's Paul Bernays Lectures 2021.

Astronomy / Space Science - 20.08.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - 20.07.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 25.06.2021
'A universal definition of space sustainability is hard to find'
’A universal definition of space sustainability is hard to find’
Under a new rating system, it will soon be possible to assess the social, economic and environmental impact of space missions. The consortium behind the initiative, which includes the World Economic Forum (WEF), has tasked EPFL's Space Center (eSpace) with finalizing the assessment criteria and implementing the system in this fast-changing field.

Astronomy / Space Science - 22.06.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.06.2021
State Secretary Hirayama in Portugal to attend Africa-Europe Space Earth Observation High-Level Forum and hold bilateral talks
State Secretary Martina Hirayama participated in the Africa-Europe Space Earth Observation High-Level Forum in Lisbon on 11 and 12 June.

Astronomy / Space Science - 03.06.2021
Attractive locations work like large planets
Attractive locations work like large planets
Using large-scale mobility data from diverse cities around the globe, researchers from ETH Zurich, MIT and the Santa Fe Institute discover a powerful yet surprisingly simple travel law that governs the number of visitors to any location in a city.

Astronomy / Space Science - Chemistry - 21.05.2021

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 19.05.2021
EPFL works to address debris collision risk
EPFL works to address debris collision risk
Space debris threatens human safety in space and puts at risk critical space-based infrastructure that supports services such as the internet, global navigation and climate monitoring.

Astronomy / Space Science - 18.05.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 10.05.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 05.02.2021
EPFL moves boldly into space with its CHESS satellites
EPFL moves boldly into space with its CHESS satellites
The EPFL Spacecraft Team has set itself the ambitious goal of launching two satellites by 2023. With this bold initiative, this student team hopes to gain further insight into the chemical composition of the outermost layers of our atmosphere.

Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 28.12.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Economics / Business - 17.12.2020
One-year launch anniversary of CHEOPS
One-year launch anniversary of CHEOPS
In its first year in orbit, the CHEOPS space telescope has already revealed details of one of the most extreme exoplanets and showed its maneuverability by evading space debris.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 20.11.2020
The gravity of dreams
Why is gravity the most mysterious force of nature? Lavinia Heisenberg studies how the universe was formed, and how it is changing.

Computer Science - Astronomy / Space Science - 29.10.2020
Deep Learning Algorithms Helping to Clear Space Junk from our Skies
Researchers are at the forefront of developing some of the cutting-edge technology for the European Space Agency's first mission to remove space debris from orbit.

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.10.2020
Venus flyby on the way to Mercury
Venus flyby on the way to Mercury
The space probe BepiColombo, which is on its way to Mercury, will fly past Venus on October 15, 2020 - one of the deceleration maneuvers to bring the probe into orbit in front of Mercury. BepiColombo has instruments on board which were designed and built at the Physics Institute of the University of Bern.

Astronomy / Space Science - Economics / Business - 28.09.2020
First study with CHEOPS data describes one of the most extreme planets in the universe
First study with CHEOPS data describes one of the most extreme planets in the universe
CHEOPS keeps its promise: Observations with the space telescope reveal details of the exoplanet WASP-189b - one of the most extreme planets known. CHEOPS is a joint mission by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Switzerland, under the aegis of the University of Bern in collaboration with the University of Geneva.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 24.07.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 17.06.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 17.06.2020
"My dream discovery would be to map the Moon’s geology."
Maria Schönbächler investigates how our solar system formed. Her work often reminds her of the importance of breaking out of established patterns.

Astronomy / Space Science - Administration - 11.06.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Health - 11.06.2020
A Flight to Weightlessness from Dübendorf
A Flight to Weightlessness from Dübendorf
The fourth parabolic flight organized by the UZH Space Hub takes off today from Dübendorf airfield. A reorganization taking into account Corona safety measures has made this possible.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 20.04.2020
EPFL joins the giant radio telescope SKA for the Swiss community
EPFL joins the giant radio telescope SKA for the Swiss community
The Square Kilometre Array, or SKA, will be the biggest radio telescope ever built. Thanks to this ambitious tool, some of the universe's greatest mysteries will be resolved.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 20.04.2020
SKA will be the biggest radio telescope ever built
SKA will be the biggest radio telescope ever built
The Square Kilometre Array , or SKA, will be the biggest radio telescope ever built. Thanks to this ambitious tool, some of the universe's greatest mysteries will be resolved.

Life Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 07.03.2020
Producing Human Tissue in Space
Producing Human Tissue in Space
The University of Zurich has sent adult human stem cells to the International Space Station (ISS). Researchers from UZH Space Hub will explore the production of human tissue in weightlessness. On 6 March at 11:50 p.m. EST, the International Space Station resupply mission Space X CRS-20 took off from Cape Canaveral (USA).

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 17.02.2020
Extreme-environment training for would-be astronauts
A hand-picked group of students, including several from EPFL, spent a grueling weekend at a space boot camp in Crans-Montana in the Swiss Alps.

Astronomy / Space Science - Economics / Business - 29.01.2020
Cover of CHEOPS Space Telescope Open
Cover of CHEOPS Space Telescope Open
Decisive moment for the CHEOPS space telescope: The cover was opened as intended on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:38 am.

Astronomy / Space Science - Economics / Business - 24.01.2020
Opening of the CHEOPS cover delayed by a few days
Opening of the CHEOPS cover delayed by a few days
The cover of the CHEOPS space telescope was scheduled to be opened on Monday, January 27, 2020. The date is being pushed back by a few days because several tests are being repeated.

Astronomy / Space Science - Transport - 10.12.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation - 09.12.2019
EPFL startup heads a mission to clean up space
EPFL startup heads a mission to clean up space
ClearSpace, a spin-off of EPFL's Space Center (eSpace), has been selected to lead a major European Space Agency (ESA) space debris de-orbiting project with a total budget topping ¤100 million.

Astronomy / Space Science - 06.12.2019
Planned launch of the CHEOPS satellite on December 17
Planned launch of the CHEOPS satellite on December 17
The space telescope CHEOPS is scheduled to begin its journey into space on Tuesday, December 17th on board a Soyuz rocket from the European Space Agency (ESA) in Kourou, French Guiana.
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