NASA – Artemis Cryogenic Demonstration Test Concludes, All Objectives Met -with updates and livenews

The launch director has confirmed all objectives have been met for the cryogenic demonstration test, and teams are now proceeding with critical safing activities and preparations for draining the rocket’s tanks. After encountering a hydrogen leak early in the loading process, engineers were able to troubleshoot the issue and proceed with the planned activities. The Read More

How do satellites monitor the ozone layer?

The ozone layer in our upper atmosphere protects Earth from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. The use of human-produced chemicals in our atmosphere used for many years depleted Earth’s ozone layer. However, the reduction in the consumption of ozone-depleting substances driven by the Montreal Protocol – an international treaty designed to protect the ozone Read More

ENAIRE launches its first Business Ideas Competition in Air Traffic Management aimed at students, university graduates and entrepreneurs

Registration period open until 31 December Through its subsidiary CRIDA, it will help turn entrepreneurial initiatives into real projectsThe three ideas selected that stand out during development will receive prizes of 5,000, 3,000 and 1,000 eurosThe best business plan will receive an additional 10,000 euros photo caption: José Miguel de Pablo director of CRIDA a Read More

The Government authorises a contract for nearly 48 million euros to operate the systems that support air traffic management in Spain

Specifically, these systems are the Automated Air Traffic Control Service (SACTA), the presentation of flight plans (ICARO), the radar network and voice communications systems, which are essential for air navigation.The systems located in ENAIRE's five en route and approach control centres, all the radars and every airport will be covered by this service.The contract execution Read More

ESA’s Test Centre expands

At approximately 3000 sq. m in area, ESA’s ESTEC Test Centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, is already the largest satellite testing establishment in Europe. Now it has grown even bigger, with the formal opening of a new 350 sq. m environmentally-controlled cleanroom beside it. Formally known as the ‘FV’ cleanroom, it was declared open with Read More

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti becomes first European female ISS commander

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will soon fulfil the role of commander of the International Space Station, taking over from fellow Expedition 67 crew member Oleg Artemyev. Samantha Cristoforetti Since beginning her Minerva mission in April 2022, Samantha has served as lead of the United States Orbital Segment (USOS), overseeing activities in the US, European, Japanese Read More

Galileo Second Generation technology tested in ESA labs

Europe’s first generation Galileo constellation is already the world’s most precise satellite navigation system – delivering metre-scale positioning to more than 3.5 billion users worldwide – but Galileo Second Generation will enable still better performance and an expanded range of services. Essential elements of the G2 system are currently being evaluated in ESA laboratories, including Read More

SpaceX launches and lands their first 14th flight first stage booster Saturday 9-10-22 with Starlink 4-2!

Due to weather SpaceX delayed their Starlink 4-2 & AST SpaceMobile's Blue Walker 3 rideshare test satellite from a 9:10 PM liftoff to 9:20 PM last night from historic LC-39A launch pad Cape Kennedy Florida 9-10-22! Typical summer time evening Florida weather had marine warned thunderstorms along the entire I-95 east coast corridor on the Read More

Repair Work Underway, Preparations Continue for Next Launch Opportunity 

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is seen at Launch Pad 39B Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida as teams work to replace the seal on an interface, called the quick disconnect, between the liquid hydrogen fuel feed line on the mobile launcher and the rocket.  Photo Credit: (NASA/Chad Siwik) Read More