An illustration of NASA's proposed Deep Space Gateway in orbit around the moon. Credit: NASA
A cubesat-sized Ice Cubes experiment container showed inside a mockup of Europe's Columbus ISS module. Credit: ESA
ESA’s contribution to NASA’s Orion spacecraft is the European Service Module, designed to provide the spacecraft’s propulsion, electrical power, water and thermal control. The propulsion qualification model, designed by Airbus Defence and Space, was assembled by OHB Sweden. Credit: ESA
Google deployed its Project  Loon high-altitude balloons to Puerto Rico to provide LTE service to the storm-ravaged island. Credit: Google Project Loon
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Hydrazine is commonly used as a propellant for the satellites built by Airbus Defence and Space and many others in Europe and abroad. Credit: Airbus
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“A Moon Village,”  ESA director-general Johann-Dietrich Woerner said in 2015 “shouldn’t just mean some houses, a church and a town hall.” It could be beacon of international and even commercial cooperation. Credit: ESA artist's concept of a lunar outpost
Oliver Juckenhöfel, head of Airbus Defence and Space's  Bremen, Germany space site. Credit: Airbus
“In Germany, we don’t have enough young people who want to run their own business,” said Gerd Gruppe, member of DLR's executive board. “We have an overall lack of high-tech companies and so it is in the space sector as well.” Credit: DLR