Working together to make a difference

A partnership between ESA and PLAYMOBIL continues to inspire and educate children about space. It also helps to support the children’s humanitarian organisation UNICEF and its work with vulnerable children around the world. During his Beyond mission, ESA's Luca Parmitano used his PLAYMOBIL figure in educational activities for children. Launched in 1974, PLAYMOBIL figures are Read More

EREA presented its views on the past, present and future of the European Research & Innovation Framework programmes 2014-2027

EREA welcomed the opportunity offered by the European Commission through the recently closed Public consultation on the past, present and future of the European Research & Innovation Framework programmes 2014-2027 to present its views on the above mentioned European Research & Innovation Framework programmes. With this Public Consultation EREA takes the opportunity to also present Read More

Iberia’s Chairman acknowledges the good work of ENAIRE in the recovery of air traffic and in its service quality

In the Master's in Air Navigation Management Services • Javier Sánchez-Prieto explained to the students the lessons learned from the pandemic • "We managed to emerge from the worst crisis in the sector and we must be proud of what was achieved in 2022", he said • Iberia's Chairman acknowledged and thanked the great quality Read More

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 Safely En Route to International Space Station – with photos

Crew members assigned to NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission are in orbit following their successful launch to the International Space Station at 12:34 a.m. EST Thursday from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The international crew are the agency’s sixth commercial crew rotation mission with SpaceX aboard the orbital laboratory. A SpaceX Read More

Aerospace: research by the Politecnico di Milano protagonist of the launch of the NASA DART impactor

Divert the trajectory of an asteroid on a collision course with the Earth, by means of a controlled impact at full speed with a space probe. This was the challenge of the DART mission (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) by NASA, successfully completed on 26 September 2022, in which Politecnico was directly involved as part of Read More

ESA: Meet Carole Mundell, new Director of Science

Carole Mundell is the new Director of Science, succeeding the current director Günther Hasinger. Professor Mundell is an internationally renowned scientist with extensive experience in inclusive leadership, operational management, strategy and international science policy development. She joined ESA from the University of Bath where she held the Hiroko Sherwin Chair in Extragalactic Astronomy, was founding Read More

Hubble captures movie of DART asteroid impact debris

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured a series of photos of rapid changes to the asteroid Dimorphos when it was deliberately hit by a 545-kilogram spacecraft on 26 September 2022. The primary objective of the NASA mission, called DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test), was to test our ability to alter the asteroid’s trajectory as it Read More

Atom-scale scan of space materials

Internal research fellow Johanna Wessing performing X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of the topmost skin of a candidate material for space. This powerful technique enables the analysis of surface structures and composition to a depth of just a few  nanometres – a nanometre being a billionth of a metre, or, typically, a few dozen individual atoms. Exposure Read More

NASA, SpaceX Look to March 2 for Next Available Crew-6 Launch Attempt

NASA and SpaceX scrubbed Monday’s launch attempt of the agency’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission to the International Space Station due to a ground systems issue. Mission teams decided to stand down to investigate an issue preventing data from confirming a full load of the ignition source for the Falcon 9 first stage Merlin engines, triethylaluminum triethylboron (or Read More

The Executive Director of the SESAR Deployment Manager and her team visit ENAIRE’s General Director

...and see, on-site, the improvements made in the Madrid Control Centre Complex and in the centralized systems With European CEF funds - Mariagrazia La Piscopia held a meeting with ENAIRE's General Director with the aim of fostering their existing partnership -ENAIRE is one of the members of the SESAR Deployment Manager - During her visit Read More