9 lives and 9 perfect flights for this SpaceX fleet leading booster B-1051.9

….which successfully landed on the autonomous drone ship OCISLY (Of Course I Still Love You) 633 kilometers down range for a new SpaceX record in flight proven boosters. All 60 Starlink satellites were successfully deployed and they will use there own krypton ion thrusters to achieve their final orbit 168 miles above Earth. With some Read More

How Galileo performed first-ever authenticated positioning fix

In a first for any satellite navigation system, Galileo has achieved a positioning fix based on open-service navigation signals carrying authenticated data. Intended as a way to combat malicious ‘spoofing’ of satnav signals, this authentication testing began at ESA’s Navigation Laboratory – the same site where the very first Galileo positioning fix took place back Read More

Contract signed to build Arctic weather satellite

With the need for satellite data to be received more frequently for faster weather forecasting updates in the Arctic, ESA has signed a contract with OHB Sweden to a build prototype satellite for the Arctic Weather Satellite mission. This prototype is the forerunner of a potential constellation of satellites that would supply an almost constant Read More

17 image sequence of SpaceX Starship SN10 test flight from Boca Chica Texas on March 3rd 2021

This image captures about 80% of the test flight. The other 20% off camera is when Starship SN10 was hovering at 10 kilometers and slowly moving west just up and out of the camera view. Spacex is getting very close to landing these Starship prototypes. They lost three Starships currently SN8,SN9 & SN10. It's estimated Read More

NASA’s Perseverance Drives on Mars’ Terrain for First Time

This image was captured while NASA’s Perseverance rover drove on Mars for the first time on March 4, 2021. One of Perseverance’s Hazard Avoidance Cameras (Hazcams) captured this image as the rover completed a short traverse and turn from its landing site in Jezero Crater. NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover performed its first drive on Read More

Space physicians training course 2021

ESA’s first online space physicians training course took place from 21–22 January 2021, attracting over 50 participants from across Europe and the world. Usually conducted in person at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany, the annual course is run by ESA’s space medicine team and gives medical doctors the opportunity to learn more about Read More