How space technology improves our lives (ESA BR-324)
Space is an incredibly hard environment to work in: weightless, airless and with daunting temperature extremes. Systems must operate reliably for years on end, with no chance of repair.
Under ESA leadership, European space industry develops top-notch space technologies, many of which offer valuable attributes to terrestrial industries as well.
This book, edited by Technology Transfer editor Poul Nielsen, introduces ESA’s technology transfer programme and tells the stories of some space technologies that are already in use for innovative applications on Earth.