ESA- Webb deployment complete, with video

Today the James Webb Space Telescope team successfully fully deployed its iconic 6.4-metre, gold-coated primary mirror, completing the final stage of all major spacecraft deployments to prepare for science operations. “The successful unfolding of the Webb telescope has been a complex but impressive engineering masterpiece. On behalf of ESA, I want to sincerely congratulate our Read More

Video JAMES WEBB Telescope Live Track

Join ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer inside Kibo, the Japanese laboratory module of the International Space Station in 360°, setting up Astrobee robotic free-flyers for the ReSWARM experiment. Short for RElative Satellite sWArming and Robotic Maneuvering, this robotics demonstration tests autonomous microgravity motion planning and control for on-orbit assembly and coordinated motion. This investigation aims Read More

ESA – New Year’s science in space for a healthier life

Another year passes, and our muscles, bones, eyes and ears deteriorate as we age – even more so in space. Reactions in ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer’s body after barely two months on the International Space Station are giving European scientists clues on how to fight the downsides of growing old on Earth. Vision and hearing Read More

Orbital Badminton in 360° Cosmic Kiss

Experience an orbital badminton match on the International Space Station ISS in 360° as ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer challenges his crewmates and Japanese spaceflight participants Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano. Together with Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, the Japanese spaceflight participants joined the current Expedition 66 crew for a short-term stay of 12 days on the Read More

Webb separation from Ariane 5 -with video

This real-time video shows the separation of the James Webb Space Telescope from the Ariane 5 launch vehicle and the subsequent solar array deployment. Webb’s launch on an ESA-provided Ariane 5 rocket was performed by Arianespace on behalf of ESA from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, at 12:20:07 GMT (13:20:07 CET) on 25 December 2021. Read More

ENAIRE makes progress in safety, efficiency and sustainability with the expansion of its service certificate to include ADS-B surveillance

2025 Flight Plan - Automatic Dependent Surveillance can provide coverage in areas not covered by other sensors, with a minimal environmental impactENAIRE has in place an ADS-B deployment plan that includes the installation of sensors in strategic locations throughout SpainThis certification was received based on the first facilities set up Spain: the stations of Alicante, Read More

99 objects telling tales from ESA’s technical heart

From simulated moondust to an ultraflat floor, a 3D-printed human bone to a wall decoration that once flew on the Hubble Space Telescope, the new 99 Objects of ESA ESTEC website gives visitors a close-up view of intriguing, often surprising artefacts assembled together to tell the story of ESA’s technical heart. ESA's technical heart  “Objects are Read More

ENAIRE launches Green Sky, its new environmental strategy for sustainable aviation

2025 Flight Plan ENAIRE's strategy will prevent the release of 185,000 tonnes of CO2 over five yearsThe more direct routes will save 9.8 million kilometres from 2021 to 2025The programme is expected to save 58,500 tonnes of fuel and 18.7 million euros The Board of Directors of ENAIRE, Spain's air navigation service provider, has approved Read More