ESOC network control: team at work during simulation training on 27 April for the live astronaut control phase on 29 April. Credit: ESA

Rover driving done!

On 29 April 2016, ESA astronaut Tim Peake controlled, from the International Space Station, a rover nicknamed Bridget at Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage as part of an international experiment to prepare for human–robotic missions to...

ESA Meteron - DTN - Delay Tolerant Network - as used for SUPVIS-M experiment with astronaut Tim Peake on the ISS 29 April 2016. Credit: ESA

Meteron graphics

A pair of graphics that help illustrate what’s happening today when ESA astronaut Tim Peake, on board the ISS, controls the rover, Bridget, at the Airbus Mars Yard in Stevenage, UK. How the experiment will progress:  ...

Tim goes roving

Tomorrow, ESA astronaut Tim Peake will drive a rover named Bridget in the UK from the International Space Station, as part of ESA’s Meteron umbrella project that is preparing for future human-robotic missions to the Moon, Mars...

Credits: Airbus

Who’s playing Tim Peake today?

ESA astronaut Tim Peake in space is set to drive a rover in a simulated Mars landscape in Stevenage, UK, this Friday. Flight Operator Koen Struyven from the Belgian User Support and Operations Centre (some of the...

Far side of the Moon. Credits: NASA

The Moon awakens

A lunar adventure is rising over Europe’s exploration horizon. ESA is teaming up with international partners to return humans to Earth’s natural satellite by the end of the next decade. Moving away from one-shot orbital missions, bold...

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Eurobot on Space to Ground

NASA’s regular video updates of the International Space Station “Space to Ground” featured the Eurobot test with Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui in September. Watch the video below:

Eurobot during 2011 simulated Mars mission. Credits: ESA

Astronaut ePartner with Eurobot – a day on Mars

The Eurobot team took a short break recently from their work with the International Space Station – to go to Mars – and help a project from ESA colleagues called MECA-Heart. This blog entry was adapted from...

Andreas operates Eurobot in space. Credits: Col-CC cam

The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

Success! No, wait, this doesn’t quite capture our enthusiasm for the achievement – so let me rephrase. SUCCESS!!! We’re all ecstatic after the flawless execution of the SUPVIS-E experiment yesterday, 8 September! And we are just beginning...

Andreas operates Eurobot in space. Credits: Col-CC cam

“MUNICH, this is STATION for METERON”

Let’s play a little game: Take an old laptop, power cables, an installation DVD and a network cable. Now go to a friend, give him all the items, tell him to read the manual explaining how to...