Mix a ‘space juice’ to celebrate ESA’s Juice mission!

ESA is kicking off the new year by inviting you to create a unique juice mocktail to represent the JUpiter ICy moons Explorer – also known as Juice – launching in April. The winner of the most imaginative recipe will be invited to ESA’s Social Space launch event in Darmstadt, Germany, where our favourite space Read More

SpaceX launches record breaking 60th mission year to date from Cape Canaveral 12-28-22!

Finally a beautiful completely clear sky for the 60th SpaceX launch ytd 2022 (both coast) during Starlink 5-1 from SLC-40 Cape Canaveral Florida at 4:34 AM ET this Wednesday morning 12-28-22. First stage Falcon9 booster B-1062 made it's 11th flight into space and successfully landed on droneship ASOG that was in a rainstorm offshore east Read More

AIM for the stars

In brief The Orbit Your Thesis! team Artery in Microgravity (AIM) from university students from ISAE (Toulouse, France) and Politecnico di Torino (Turin, Italy) recently had their experiment launch to the International Space Station and started their commissioning, but things aren’t going to plan.  In-depth Artery in Microgravity experiment floating inside the Columbus Laboratory on Read More

The Government authorises the expansion of the Enaire Control Centre Complex in Madrid for 23 million euros

• A new building will be built with a 1,500 m2 air traffic control room, 50% more surface area than the current one, which will allow the next iFOCUCS control stations to be installed and enhance synergy with engineers and technicians. • As part of the reforms proposed, and of its commitment to sustainability, Enaire Read More

NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Top 22 of ’22

  Here is a look at the most significant events this year at America's multiuser spaceport:FEBRUARY Rocco A. Petrone Launch Control Center at Kennedy   Credits: NASA/Cory Huston     Launch Control Center Renamed for Famed Launch Director     Following a Feb. 22 ceremony, the Launch Control Center at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida was officially renamed Read More

Flight VV22 failure: Arianespace and ESA appoint an independent inquiry commission

Arianespace announced early today the failure of Flight VV22 carrying Pléiades Neo 5 and 6 satellites. The Vega-C launch vehicle lifted off as scheduled on 20 December at 22:47 local time in French Guiana (02:47 CET/01:47 GMT 21 December). The lift-off, the mission and the separation of the first stage (P120C) were nominal. Following the Read More

Young ESA team prepare Ariane 6 passenger

ESA Young Graduate Trainee Vedant Paul inspecting the Young Professionals Satellite on a shaker table for vibration testing at the Agency’s Mechanical Systems Laboratory. The two cameras seen at the top of this 50-cm tall payload will capture imagery of Europe’s inaugural Ariane 6 flight from the inside. When ESA announced the opportunity to propose Read More

30 university students complete Human Space Physiology Training Course 2022

In brief ESA’s Education Office and Space Medicine team have once again successfully collaborated to run the ESA Academy’s Human Space Physiology Training Course. In-depth From 28 November to 2 December 2022, 30 university students studying for Bachelors or Masters in medicine, life science, biological science, and other healthcare subjects, attended the course hosted at ESA Read More

A wreath of star formation

Webb's picture of the month December is dominated by NGC 7469, a luminous, face-on spiral galaxy approximately 90 000 light-years in diameter that lies roughly 220 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Pegasus.  This spiral galaxy has recently been studied as part of the Great Observatories All-sky LIRGs Survey (GOALS), which aims to study Read More