ULA launches the last Atlas V 541 carrying the USSF-12 mission to geosynchronous orbit

….at 7:15 PM July 1st 2022 from SLC-41! After a scrubbed launch attempt yesterday June 30th 2022 due to lightning and many other weather violations ULA United Launch Alliance successfully placed two U.S. Space Force satellites into a geosynchronous orbit with liftoff at 7:15 PM EDT from SLC-41 Cape Canaveral Florida. This marks the 151st Read More

SpaceX Launches Luxembourg SES-22 communication satellite

..... into orbit and lands booster B-1073-2 on ASOG 5:04 PM EDT 6-29-22 Cape Canaveral Florida The 165th total launch & the 127th first stage booster landing for SpaceX occurred this afternoon at 5:04 PM EDT from SLC-40 Cape Canaveral Florida and B-1073-2 successfully deployed SES-22 into orbit their first C band 5G communication satellite Read More

ULA Atlas V launch carrying the USSF-12 mission for the U.S. Space Force.

Everything continues to progress towards the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the USSF-12 mission for the U.S. Space Force. The mission is planned to lift off on Thurs., June 30 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The two-hour launch window opens at 6:00 p.m. EDT. Today's forecast shows a Read More

The National Action Plan for the Deployment of U-space, which will integrate drones into airspace, is published

The Civil Aviation General Directorate adopts the 2022-2025 Uspace Roadmap, which it jointly authored with the National Aviation Safety Agency and ENAIRE, and with the notable collaboration of the Ministry of Defence As part of the Plan, ENAIRE aims to be certified as the sole common information services provider (CISP) to disseminate static and dynamic Read More

ENAIRE finalist in the Delta Awards for industrial design with the new iFOCUCS air traffic control post

ENAIRE's new air traffic control post will enable air traffic controllers to manage flights more efficiently.ENAIRE will have 132 new iFOCUCS control stations for 2025, which will be distributed in the control centres of Barcelona, the Canary Islands, Madrid, Valencia and subsequently, Seville and the Balearic Islands. ENAIRE was named a finalist at the Delta Read More

BepiColombo lines up for second Mercury flyby

The ESA/JAXA BepiColombo mission is gearing up for its second close flyby of Mercury on 23 June. ESA’s spacecraft operation team is guiding BepiColombo through six gravity assists of the planet before entering orbit around it in 2025. Like its first encounter last year, this week’s flyby will also bring the spacecraft to within about Read More

easyJet signs up for space-enabled digital skies

Passengers on board commercial airline easyJet will speed to their destinations faster and greener, thanks to an ESA-backed initiative to digitalise the skies. The Iris system uses satellites to connect pilots digitally to air traffic controllers, so that flight routes can be optimised. Pilots will be able to fly the most efficient routes, saving time Read More

SpaceX beats thunderstorm by minutes launching an Egyptian satellite Nilesat-301 to orbit!

June 8th 2022 - SpaceX launches an Egyptian satellite Nilesat-301 and liftoff was just ahead of a marine warned thunderstorm complex to the southwest at 5:04 PM EDT 21:04 UTC from launch complex 40 Cape Canaveral Florida. First Stage Falcon 9 booster B-1062-7 (its seventh flight) successfully landed on JRTI down range and the satellite Read More

SESAR Project – part of the H2020 European Union Framework Programme

• Airport System Protection from Intruding Drones (ASPRID) is studying innovative ways to protect airports from drone incursions • The project carried out testing of a system to demonstrate its positive impact on threats from unauthorised drones in airport environments • With a duration of two years, ASPRID shares the knowledge and resources from seven Read More

ENAIRE reinforces the number of controllers in anticipation of a summer season

….expected to rival the record number of flights in 2019 Special operation until 30 September The staffing is being expanded in every region: South (+9.6%), Canary Islands (+9.0%), East (+8.2%), Balearic Islands (+5.9%) and Central-North (+1.7%)The number of active controllers across the network has increased by 6% since 2019The strategy of having more air traffic Read More