ENAIRE managed more than 140,000 flights in January, 35.4% more than in 2022

• Overflights grow by 82.4%, international flights by 27.7% and domestic flights by 18.9% • The growth of air traffic in Spain exceeds the European average by 10.2 points • All ENAIRE control centres saw a double-digit increase in the number of flights managed ENAIRE, Spain's air navigation manager, managed over 140,000 (140,292) flights in Read More

What You Need to Know about NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 Mission

The four SpaceX Crew-6 crew members pose for a photo. on the crew access arm at NASA's Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A in Florida. photo NASA A new set of four crew members are preparing to launch to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission. NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Warren Read More

Webb reveals intricate networks of gas and dust in nearby galaxies

Researchers using the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope are getting their first look at star formation, gas, and dust in nearby galaxies with unprecedented resolution at infrared wavelengths. The data have enabled an initial collection of 21 research papers which provide new insight into how some of the smallest-scale processes in the Universe — the beginnings of Read More

ENAIRE selects the winning ideas of its Business Ideas Competition in Air Traffic Management

They will be developed between February and April ● This first edition received 22 valid ideas ● The Jury has selected the five ideas that will take part in the incubation programme ● Of the five ideas selected, the three with the highest scores received prizes of 5,000, 3,000 and 1,000 euros ● In a Read More

Satellite data now used for road infrastructure safety in Italy

A new ground motion service utilising Copernicus satellite data is being used by the Italian road agency to detect and monitor unstable ground – helping improve nationwide road infrastructure safety. The design and construction of roads and motorways are strongly affected by any movement taking place on the ground. Italy is particularly subject to unexpected Read More

Acoustic inspection

How does ESA tell if candidate components for future missions have the right stuff for space? First they undergo rigorous ‘environmental testing’ – such as sustained exposure to vacuum, temperature extremes or vibration. Then the resulting condition of a test item is assessed with powerful analytical tools, such as this acoustic microscope. Part of ESA’s Read More

Satellites support impact assessment after Türkiye–Syria earthquakes

Applications Türkiye and Syria are reeling from one of the worst earthquakes to strike the region in almost a century. Tens of thousands of people have been killed with many more injured in this tragedy. Satellite data are being used to help emergency aid organisations, while scientists have begun to analyse ground movement – aiding Read More