Flight control, space weather and debris: What an astronaut needs to know

Recently, Andreas Mogensen, now getting ready for his ‘Huginn’ mission to the ISS in 2023, stopped by ESA’s ESOC mission control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, to meet with some of the experts who keep our satellites flying. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j2gBRmn5vw Andreas usually works at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston as an ISS ‘capcom’, and we don’t Read More

Train like an astronaut with the 2023 Walk to the Moon Challenge

In brief The Mission X 2023 Walk to the Moon Challenge is now officially open.  As of 16 January, registered teams can complete activities, earn points, and help the Mission X mascots, Luna and Leo, walk to the Moon! In-depth Mission X is a free educational and inspirational project that challenges students to train like Read More

ENAIRE presents an air traffic virtual reality experience at Fitur

It is taking part in the Mitma Group stand • Visitors will be able to simulate the work of air traffic controllers in an airport tower • Goggles will further immerse visitors into the simulation • It will have screens with information on drones and continuous descents • The ENAIRE Foundation presents the "Fantasies in Read More

ULA’s Innovative Vulcan Rocket One Step Closer to Launch

The first Vulcan rocket is complete and headed to the launch site The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan Centaur rocket has begun its journey to the launch site in preparation for the first test flight. The certification flight one (Cert-1) rocket was completed, loaded onto the R/S RocketShip outside of ULA’s rocket factory in Decatur, Read More

ENAIRE recovered 92.2% of flights in 2022 compared to the record levels of 2019

SPAIN - Air traffic rose in December • Domestic flights fared the best, with a recovery of 95.9% • The traffic recovery exceeds the European average by almost 9 points • In 2022, ENAIRE managed nearly 2 million flights • The control centres of Seville and the Canary Islands saw higher flight numbers in the Read More

SpaceX launches 40 OneWeb satellites into space on 1-9-23!

Stunning success late last night at 11:50 PM ET 1-9-22 with this gorgeous liftoff of SpaceX Falcon 9 B-1076-2 carrying 40 OneWeb satellites into orbit in clear evening skies! First stage booster B-1076-2 on its 2nd flight to space also made another pin point landing back at LZ-1 Cape Canaveral Florida just eight minutes after Read More

No more crash, boom, bang in space

• European NewSpace companies partner to bring AI-based space traffic management solutions to orbit • Mission launch to test collision avoidance system, increasing spacecraft safety and reducing space debris, planned for 2023 Three European NewSpace companies, Neuraspace, Ienai Space, and EnduroSat have partnered for Europe’s first orbital demonstration of a collision avoidance system based on Read More