Europe Off to Space Despite Earthly Woes

Gobble, MaryAnne M.; Blau, John
September 2012
Research Technology Management;Sep/Oct2012, Vol. 55 Issue 5, p3
Academic Journal
The article discusses the exploration programs of the European Space Agency (ESA), noting that European countries have continued to invest in space research despite a weak economy and debt crisis. An overview is presented of scheduled ESA missions, including research projects at the Columbus space laboratory, the planned 2013 launch of the Jupiter Icy moon Explorer (JUICE) space probe as part of the the ESA Cosmic Vision program, and the scheduled Euclid space telescope mission to study dark energy and dark matter.


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