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CAVES 2016 – Exploring a cave
29-06-2016 02:17 PM CEST

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CAVES 2016 – Exploring a cave

Caves offer a dark and alien underground environment with many analogies to space. Deep underground, our senses are deprived of many sounds and natural light. The procedure for moving along a cave wall resembles spacewalking and cave explorers need to stay alert, take critical decisions both as an individual and as a team, just as in space.

The CAVES – Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and Exercising – course focuses on multicultural approaches to leadership, following orders, teamwork and decision-making.

Credits: ESA–S.Sechi

Follow the #CAVES2016 campaign: blogs.esa.int/caves
Credits: ESA-S.Sechi

CAVES 2016 astronauts
29-06-2016 01:44 PM CEST

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CAVES 2016 astronauts

Astronauts on ESA’s 2016 underground training course CAVES pose for a picture in front of a cave entrance. From left: cosmonaut Sergei Vladimirovich, ESA astronaut Pedro Duque, taikonaut Ye Guangfu, Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide and NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold and Jessica Muir.

Caves offer a dark and alien underground environment with many analogies to space. Deep underground, our senses are deprived of many sounds and natural light. The procedure for moving along a cave wall resembles spacewalking and cave explorers need to stay alert, take critical decisions both as an individual and as a team, just as in space.

The CAVES – Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and Exercising – course focuses on multicultural approaches to leadership, following orders, teamwork and decision-making.

Follow the #CAVES2016 campaign in the blog:
blogs.esa.int/caves/

Credits: ESA–S.Sechi

AIM at Didymos
29-06-2016 11:31 AM CEST

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AIM at Didymos

ESA’s proposed Asteroid Impact Mission and its twin CubeSats, with its microlander in place on the smaller of the two Didymos asteroids. ESA performs a wide variety of asteroid research, and is participating in international Asteroid Day tomorrow (30 June).

AIM is proposed for launch in 2020 to be in place around Didymos in late 2022 when the NASA DART spacecraft impacts. As well as demonstrating key deep-space technologies and studying Didymoon in unprecedented detail, the mission will be ideally placed to document the effect of the impact on the asteroid body and its orbital path. AIM and DART together form the international Asteroid Impact & Deflection Assessment (AIDA).

Asteroid Day is an annual global movement to increase public awareness of potential asteroid impacts with Earth, and the importance of guarding against them. It is held each year on 30 June, the anniversary of the largest impact in recent history, the 1908 Tunguska event in Siberia.

ESA asteroid experts will be speaking at Asteroid Day events in Barcelona, Rome, Heidelberg and Munich.

Agency specialists will also be available to field questions online at a special ‘Ask Me Anything’ session on social media platform Reddit: “We are experts of the European Space Agency working on Near Earth Objects such as asteroids, their detection and deflection and the respective activities and missions – ask us anything!”

The AMA will take place at 14:45 GMT / 16:45 CEST on www.reddit.com/r/IAmA (but will appear there only a few hours before it starts).

The following team will answer your questions:

• Christopher Buck (CB), Payload Engineer, AIM
• Clemens Heese (CH), Opto-Electronics and Photonic Engineer, ESA
• Dario Izzo (DI), Advanced Concept Team Systems Engineer, ESA
• Michael Khan (MK), Mission Analyst, ESA
• Vasco Pesquita (VP), Systems and Concurrent Engineering Section,
• Borja Garcia Gutierrez (BGG), System Simulation Engineer, ESA
• Ninja Menning (NM), Head of ESA ESTEC Communication Unit
• Sean Blair (SB), Senior Editor, Space Engineering and Technology
• Marco Trovatello (MT), Cross-Media Coordinator, ESA

Tomorrow’s Asteroid Day will also see the launch of an interactive strategy game , called ‘AIM-Space Challenge’, allowing players to learn more about the AIM mission and ESA in general, developed for the Agency by students from MediaLab Amsterdam.

ESA’s Facebook page will also be hosting a couple of Facebook Live sessions from ESA’s site in Noordwijk, the Netherlands – the technical heart of the Agency. The first, at 12:30 GMT /1430 CEST, will focus on the AIM game. The second, at 13:45 GMT / 15:45 CEST, will demonstrate how AIM would navigate around its target binary asteroid system.

Credit: ESA – ScienceOffice.org

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