Drones are now being used to gather valuable data in a variety of areas. Photograph: iStock
Why drones are taking off

An irritating toy to some, an essential business tool to others, drones are now being used to gather valuable data in a variety of areas. “Commercial (...)

The Irish space industry is growing exponentially, and expanding rapidly to take in a whole range of technologies. Photograph: iStock

Space exploration used to be a two-horse race, the exclusive preserve of two major superpowers, each trying to outdo the other with ever-bigger rocket(...)

The European Southern Observatory  provides astronomers with state-of-the-art research facilities and access to the southern sky. Photograph: Martin Bernetti

Ireland is to join the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in 2018 following an increased capital budget allocation for the Department of Business, En(...)

Nasa’s Cassini above Saturn’s northern hemisphere prior to making one of its last dives.  Photograph: Nasa/PA

The end of Cassini is here. One of the most ambitious and successful space missions ever undertaken by Nasa, the spacecraft will also be long remember(...)

Mission Operation Centre (MOC) at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) of the European Space Agency, in Darmstadt, Germany

Radar and wireless communications specialist Arralis has just signed another contract with the European Space Agency, this time for its latest Leonis (...)

Saturn as viewed by ‘Cassini’. Photos: Courtesy of NASA

After an interplanetary voyage that included flybys of Earth, Venus, and Jupiter, the Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn in 2004. Since then, from t(...)

Diarmuid Delargy’s Great Whitepark Shark Study I at Ballina Arts Centre

ART Here and Now – Diarmuid Delargy – Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett Street, Ballina, Co Mayo. Until August 26th. ballinaartscentre.com – Diarmuid Dela(...)

About 60 Irish companies are currently working with the European Space Agency.

For a country without a space programme Ireland is doing very well in the extraterrestrial marketplace. Irish companies involved in contracts with the(...)

Cupola Observation Module. Photograph: Google Street View/Nasa

Only a select few have ever set foot on the International Space Station (ISS) but now anyone can explore and look down on Earth from outer space witho(...)

Arrralis chief technology officer Mike Gleaves: “Radars for autonomous cars are not  up to standard . .  We have solved these problems and we’ll have a demonstrator product ready for the automotive industry early next year.”

Irish Times Innovation Award winner Arralis has maintained its rapid growth pace during the first half of the year. In March, the radar and wireless(...)

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