ESA to invite companies to connect with the Moon

Some 250 missions to the Moon will launch over the next decade alone, according to market analysists Northern Sky Research, which the company predicts will activate a €100 billion lunar economy, creating jobs and prosperity on Earth. ESA’s Moonlight initiative – which received financial backing from ESA’s Member States at the Council at the Ministerial Read More

Future of space engineering is model-based

A hackathon challenged aerospace students to develop a detailed digital system model for a robotic assistant for astronauts on the Moon, able to identify key areas of interest in advance of any humans landing, guide them to their habitat and even rescue any moonwalkers in distress.  The winning team, from France’s Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique Read More

ENAIRE A6 Allliance Steering Board term comes to an end after successful Chairmanship

After a successful Chairmanship, which saw enhanced A6 joint collaboration with European institutions and a strong focus on maximising synergies among its member, ENAIRE’s Steering Board term comes to an end. • In 2022, ENAIRE, the Spanish Air Navigation Service Provider, led the A6 Alliance CEOs Steering Board. • At its last A6 Steering Board Read More

One ESA brochure

The One ESA brochure explores ESA’s establishments and how they work together on European space missions. Whether it’s training astronauts, developing launchers, telecoms innovation, Earth observation or our space safety programmes, everyone across the organisation works towards our goals as ‘One ESA’. Colourful illustrations bring our space activities to life. The brochure is printed in Read More

Webb glimpses field of extragalactic PEARLS, studded with galactic diamonds

The NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope has captured one of the first medium-deep wide-field images of the cosmos, featuring a region of the sky known as the North Ecliptic Pole. The image, which accompanies a paper published in the Astronomical Journal, is from the Prime Extragalactic Areas for Reionization and Lensing Science (PEARLS) GTO program. The Read More

One year ago, a perfect launch for the James Webb Space Telescope

The voice counted backwards in French from ten to one, then announced, “Décollage” – lift-off. The 15-year-long collaboration between NASA, ESA and the Canadian Space Agency had just entered its most critical phase: the launch itself. What happened next would determine whether the James Webb Space Telescope made it into space or not. Webb launch campaign Read More

Applications now open for the 3rd edition of the Clean Space Training Course 2023

In brief After the success of the pilot on-site edition in 2020 and online edition in 2021, ESA Academy is looking again for 30 highly motivated engineering Master and PhD students with a foundation knowledge of Space Systems Engineering to attend the Clean Space Training Course 2023 from 28 to 31 March 2023 at the Read More