ENAIRE recovered 94% of flights in September compared to the record levels of 2019

Over 191,000 flights The recovery of air traffic in Spain exceeded the European average by seven percentage pointsThe flights managed in Seville rose by 4.3%Seventh consecutive month of traffic growth in the Balearic IslandsInternational flights in the Canary Islands increased by 1.3%Domestic air traffic controlled from Barcelona rose 4.1%Compared to the number of flights in Read More

First Eurostar Neo satellite launched

The first satellite to be built under ESA’s Eurostar Neo programme has launched. The satellite – called Eutelsat Hotbird 13F – was developed and built by satellite manufacturer Airbus for satellite operator Eutelsat. It is based on the Eurostar Neo telecommunications satellite platform, developed under an ESA Partnership Project with Airbus designed to foster innovation Read More

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti returns from her second mission to the International Space Station ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti returned to Earth alongside NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines and Jessica Watkins, marking the end of her second mission to the International Space Station (ISS), Minerva. GMT190_11_43_For ESA_Samantha Cristoforetti_Acoustic Diagnostics Collectively known as Crew-4, Samantha and her Read More

Earth from Space: Mississippi River

Mississippi River, one of the longest rivers in North America, is featured in this multi-temporal radar image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission. Click on the image below to explore it in its full resolution. The Mississippi River is one of the world’s major river systems in size, habitat diversity and biological productivity. The river Read More

Seeing how a spacecraft dies

This simulation of ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) space truck reentering Earth’s atmosphere starts by representing the surrounding of the spacecraft as a three-dimensional cloud of interconnected points, a so-called ‘computational grid’. This forms part of the process of modelling the hypersonic motion of gases around the falling spacecraft through ‘Computational Fluid Dynamics’. This study Read More

ULA Sets Path Forward for Inaugural Vulcan Flight Test

Next generation rocket to transform the future of space launch United Launch Alliance (ULA) is nearing completion of the development of the next-generation Vulcan Centaur launch vehicle and sets path for its first launch early next year.  “We could not be more excited to be this close to seeing Vulcan lift off on its inaugural flight,” Read More

Slovakia becomes ESA Associate Member state

Following its unanimous approval by ESA Council on 17 March, the Association Agreement between ESA and the Slovak Republic was signed on 14 June at ESA ESTEC in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Delegations from the 22 Member States witnessed the signing ceremony, with ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher and the former State Secretary in charge of Read More