NASA Invites You to Take Flight with the Ingenuity #MarsHelicopter

photo NASA Take Flight with the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter We're inviting you to join us for the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter's first attempt at powered, controlled flight on another planet. The helicopter team is targeting no earlier than Sunday, April 11, for the historic first flight. A livestream confirming Ingenuity’s first flight is targeted to begin Read More

The Norwegian Space Agency and Europe

More and more new products and services based on satellite data are introduced, contributing to making society safer and more efficient. The Norwegian Space Agency governs Norway's space policy on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, contributes to the development of Norway's space industry, and ensures that public allocations are being Read More

Contained confinement

by ESA ESA-sponsored medical doctor Nick Smith snapped this photo of the storage containers at Concordia research station in Antarctica shortly before sunset, 8 April 2021. The dark blue line at the horizon is the shadow of the Earth. The containers store food, recycling and the scientific samples of blood, saliva, and stool that Nick Read More

Satellites monitor Mount Etna’s unpredictable behaviour

ESA / Italy’s Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, has recently been on explosive form, with 17 eruptions in less than three months. Instruments onboard three different satellites orbiting Earth have acquired imagery of the eruptions – revealing the intensity of the lava-fountaining eruptive episodes, known as paroxysms. Located on the east coast of Sicily, Read More

Ariane 6 pre-flight ‘plumbing’ tests

Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana is preparing Ariane 6's launch pad for extensive ‘combined tests’. These tests will prove the systems that will support Europe's newest launch vehicle before flight. Fin d'integration caisson LOX On the launch pad, engineers are installing the steel mini-mast structures that will protect the liquid oxygen cryogenic connection systems that Read More

SpaceX Launches Starlink 23 Lands Booster on OCISLY & deploys 60 Satellites

On a clear blue sky at 12:43 PM EDT or 16:34 UTC SpaceX successfully launched and landed first stage booster B-1058.7 (it's seventh flight) on their autonomous drone ship OCISLY 633 kilometers down range in the Atlantic Ocean and deployed 60 additional Starlink satellites into orbit. All in all it was a perfect launch and Read More