Shaping the future of space telecommunications

ESA is inviting everyone working on space-enabled telecommunications – whether they are based in a large firm, a small start-up company or an established research institution – to help shape the future by joining a conference. Participants at ESA’s Space2Connect conference – to be held from 7 to 9 June in Matera, Italy – will Read More

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 Crew Arrival to Kennedy Space Center photos

NASA's SpaceX Crew-6 Crew Arrival to Kennedy Space Center on February 21st, 2023 photos by Scott Schilke God Speed Crew 6 on your upcoming journey to the ISS on Monday 2-27-23 at 1:45 AM. Welcome to Kennedy Space Center!Honored to welcome and cover the NASA SpaceX Crew 6 arrival at the Shuttle Landing Facility Read More

Copernicus Sentinel-2 helps explorers unearth rare 7.6 kg meteorite in Antarctica

20 February 2023 A Belgium-led science team based in Antarctica used Copernicus Sentinel-2 data to plan an expedition that recovered one of the biggest meteorites ever found in Earth’s southernmost continent. The space rock – which was one of a haul of five meteorites collected – is now undergoing analysis at the Royal Belgian Institute Read More

Mercury’s black disc helps sharpen Solar Orbiter’s view

This year started with a nice imaging opportunity for Solar Orbiter, and a chance to further improve the quality of its data. On 3 January 2023, inner planet Mercury crossed the spacecraft’s field of view, resulting in a transit where Mercury appeared as a perfectly black circle moving across the face of the Sun. Mercury Read More

Call opens for ESA’s twelfth Earth Explorer

Understanding Earth’s delicate natural balance and how it is being altered by human activity is not only key to advancing science but also fundamental to acting on environmental issues, the climate crisis, and preparing for their societal impact. With their hallmark of demonstrating novel space technologies and returning scientific excellence, ESA’s family of Earth observing Read More

Euclid electromagnetic compatibility tests successful

ESA’s Euclid mission is undergoing the final test before launch in July 2023. Here it is standing in a special room in the Thales Alenia Space test facilities in Cannes, France, where it successfully underwent electromagnetic compatibility testing. This kind of testing is routine for spacecraft. All electronics emit some form of electromagnetic waves that Read More

ENAIRE supports the General Aviation sector with a new meeting of the Technical Group at the Madrid Control Centre

• This forum considers and jointly analyses initiatives of interest to improve this activity in the field of air navigation • Representatives from RACE, AEPAL, AOPPA, RFAE, as well as from the Civil Aviation General Directorate, were present photo Enaire ENAIRE, Spain's national air navigation service provider, hosted a new meeting of the General Aviation Read More

SpaceX Inmarsat satellites launch

On 17 February 2023 at 22:59 EST, I-6 F2, the world’s most advanced commercial communications satellite, successfully launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 reusable rocket. Connecting your world The Inmarsat-6 (I-6) satellites represent a momentous change in the capacity and capabilities they will deliver to our multi-dimensional Inmarsat ORCHESTRA Read More

Moon Mountain Name Honors NASA Mathematician Melba Mouton

Scientists recently named a mesa-like lunar mountain that towers above the landscape carved by craters near the Moon’s South Pole. This unique feature will now be referred to as “Mons Mouton,” after NASA mathematician and computer programmer Melba Roy Mouton (MOO-tawn). Image: An illustration of Mons Mouton, a mesa-like lunar mountain that towers above the Read More