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Science Correspondent — BBC
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BBC Science Correspondent

SpaceX records another rocket landing

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment SpaceX has made another successful landing of a rocket stage at sea. The Falcon-9 booster returned to a drone ship off the Florida coast just a few minutes after it had sent a Japanese satellite on its way to orbit.

SpaceX records another rocket landing

bbc.co.uk — SpaceX has made another successful landing of a rocket stage at sea. The Falcon-9 booster returned to a drone ship off the Florida coast about 10 minutes after it had sent a Japanese satellite on its way to orbit. It is the second at-sea touchdown for California's SpaceX company, having completed the same task last month.

Space radar to asses Europe's historic sites

bbc.co.uk — A project is under way to assess the geological hazards facing the 400-plus European monuments and sites on the Unesco World Heritage List. Data from radar satellites will be used to map the ground movements that might threaten these historic places. Known as Prothego, the initiative will run for two years.

UK satellite contract win to 'weigh' Earth's forests

UK satellite contract win to 'weigh' Earth's forests
bbc.co.uk — British industry is to lead the construction of a satellite that will weigh all the world's trees. The Biomass mission's novel space radar will make 3D maps of forests, improving our understanding of how carbon is cycled through the Earth system.

Europe and Russia delay ExoMars rover project to 2020

Europe and Russia delay ExoMars rover project to 2020
bbc.co.uk — As expected, the European and Russian space agencies have delayed their next mission to Mars from 2018 to 2020. It is a decision that has been well telegraphed in recent months, with both officials and industry chiefs expressing their doubts that all the hardware could be made ready in time.

Solar Impulse aeroplane heads for Phoenix, Arizona

Solar Impulse aeroplane heads for Phoenix, Arizona
bbc.co.uk — Solar Impulse is back in the air. The zero-fuel aeroplane has left Mountain View, California, bound for Phoenix, Arizona, on what is the 10th leg of its round the world quest. Swiss adventurer Andre Borschberg is at the controls, having taken over from Bertrand Piccard, who brought Solar Impulse to the West Coast of the US from Hawaii just over a week ago.

Tim Peake drives remote robot on Earth from orbit

Tim Peake drives remote robot on Earth from orbit
bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment UK astronaut Tim Peake has performed a challenging remote control experiment on the International Space Station. He had to command a robot rover on Earth, driving it across a big sandpit in Stevenage, near London, that simulated the surface of Mars.

Tim Peake to control machine on Earth from International Space Station

Tim Peake to control machine on Earth from International Space Station
bbc.co.uk — UK astronaut Tim Peake will get to drive a rover on Mars shortly. Or, at least, that is the scenario he is facing in a challenging experiment. In reality, the Briton, currently on the International Space Station, will command a robot to roll around a giant sandpit in Stevenage that simulates the surface of the Red Planet.

New EU Sentinel radar satellite takes first image

New EU Sentinel radar satellite takes first image
bbc.co.uk — The EU's newest Earth observation satellite, Sentinel-1b, has returned its first radar imagery. It shows a 250km swathe of the Arctic that includes Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago. Sentinel-1b was launched on Monday by a Soyuz rocket, and engineers have spent the hours since running early checks.

Glaciers with a flotilla of 'ice sails'

Glaciers with a flotilla of 'ice sails'
bbc.co.uk — Rare and somewhat esoteric. These are the huge pyramids of ice that stand proud of the surface on some glaciers. To date, the phenomenon has only really been seen around the Karakoram mountain region of Pakistan. The Baltoro glacier, which begins life at the very summit of K2, has some particularly fine examples.
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May 06, 2016

Pretty stuff from #Sentinel1 - Greenland glaciers Zachariae Isstrom + Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden (C-L) entering the ocean pic.twitter.com/MXGHXSbR5N

May 06, 2016

RT @NERCscience: We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who suggested names, shared tweets & got involved with #Nam#NameOurShipps://…<a title="http://twitter.com/NERCscience/status/728532581935927296/photo/1" href="https://t.co/HfSE3EOqj9" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/HfSE3EOqj9

May 06, 2016

Mock-up of the RRS Sir D.A. Remember: whatever your thoughts on #Boaty it's the capability that ultimately matters. pic.twitter.com/MHF3iLZr7p

May 06, 2016

#BoatyMcBoatface to live on as the name of the RRS Sir David Attenborough's high-tech remotely operated undersea vehicle.

May 05, 2016

Like I say, if you're going to do a selfie - make it a good one. #JWST pic.twitter.com/JE6AA9DB5e

May 04, 2016

@HurwitzSam @NASASpaceflight There'll be some bits left over from EM1, so I expect it'll be ESA/Airbus, but deal not done. (Barter for ISS).


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