Flight simulations: putting Juice under pressure – with video

Sat in a windowless office beneath ESA’s Main Control Room in Darmstadt, Germany, two Simulations Officers have complete control over the Juice spacecraft and ESA’s deep space ground stations across the globe – and they take full advantage. These aren’t the real 35-metre antennas or the actual spacecraft (currently in Kourou, French Guiana), but a Read More

Brightest gamma-ray burst illuminates our galaxy as never before

ESA space telescopes have observed the brightest gamma-ray burst ever seen. Data from this rare event could become instrumental in understanding the details of the colossal explosions that create gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). X-rays from the blast have illuminated 20 dust clouds in our galaxy, allowing their distances and dust properties to be determined more accurately Read More

SpaceX launches their 20th mission in 2023 with Starlink 5-5 on March 24th!

At Cape Canaveral SpaceX launched their 20th mission so far this year on Friday late morning for Starlink 5-5 with a ten time first stage booster B-1076 from launch pad SLC-40 Cape Canaveral Florida at 11:43 AM. Fifty-three internet satellites were delivered to space and the first stage booster successfully landed on their drone ship Read More

Independent advisory group presents report on European space revolution to ESA

In brief A panel of independent experts, including former Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has called on the European Space Agency to significantly increase its autonomy in human and robotic space exploration. In-depth Revolution Space: Europe's Mission for Space Exploration Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former Danish Prime Minister, introduced the report with a vibrant Read More

Horváth is a new member of the aviation initiative for renewable energy in Germany

International management consultancy brings in industry know-how and expertise in shaping corporate transformations The common goal is to introduce sustainable aviation fuels as early as possible by promoting research and production The international management consultancy Horváth joined aireg – Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany – on February 1, 2023. The initiative bundles commitment Read More

ESA – Journey through Jezero, with video

Explore the fascinating landing site of NASA’s Perseverance rover in this fly-through video, featuring new views of Jezero crater and its surroundings from ESA’s Mars Express and NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The video begins by panning around Jezero crater, which can be seen in the centre background surrounded by textured and cratered terrain. The crater Read More

Earth observation supports latest UN climate report

The final instalment of the sixth assessment report by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been released today. The report warns that the planet has already warmed 1.1°C above pre-industrial levels, resulting in more frequent and intense extreme weather events that are causing increasingly dangerous impacts on nature and people in Read More