Father of ERS wins Nobel prize in physics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded a share of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics to Klaus Hasselmann in acknowledgment of his contribution to ‘the physical modelling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming’. Among Prof. Hasselmann’s long list of outstanding achievements, ESA also recognises him as one of the Read More

ENAIRE improves operations at the San Sebastian Airport with satellite manoeuvres

ENAIRE improves the accessibility of the San Sebastian Airport by implementing new procedures based on satellite navigation for departures and arrivals. Since these procedures do not depend on ground-based navaids, they provide a highly useful solution as an alternative to the current, conventional approaches, especially when the existing facilities are out of order or during Read More

A European push to the moon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXtsi_pKGTc 06-10-2021 10:30 AM CEST Video: 00:03:50 The European Space Agency is playing a vital role in humankind’s return to the Moon. In a few months NASA will launch Artemis 1 from the Kennedy Space Center. The uncrewed mission will carry NASA’s Orion spacecraft incorporating ESA’s European Service Module (ESM-1), built and tested by Airbus Read More

ENAIRE celebrates “Human Factor Days” to analyse the relationship between technology and personal skills

Starting today, ENAIRE is holding the "Human Factor Days" congress online until 1 October, with EUROCONTROL, an intergovernmental organisation for air navigation safety; FAA, the US aviation agency; Austro Control, Austria's air navigation service provider, and Aprocta, the professional air traffic controllers association. Ángel Luis Arias, CEO of ENAIRE, opened the congress. photo Enaire photo Read More

Lucy: The First Mission to the Trojan Asteroids

animation of movement of inner planets, Jupiter and Jupiter's Trojans During the course of its mission, Lucy will fly by seven Jupiter Trojans. This time-lapsed animation shows the movements of the inner planets (Mercury, brown; Venus, white; Earth, blue; Mars, red), Jupiter (orange), and the two Trojan swarms (green) during the course of the Lucy Read More

CGTN Channels to Switch to HD in SES and Globecast Renewal Agreement

For the first time, three CGTN channels will be broadcast in HD via SES’s prime neighbourhood of ASTRA 19.2 degrees East Audiences across Europe are now able to watch China Global Television Network (CGTN) channels in high-definition (HD) due to a new capacity agreement, SES announced today. Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has Read More

United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches Important Earth Science Mission for NASA

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Landsat 9 mission for NASA lifted off on Sept. 27 at 11:12 a.m. PDT from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Space Force Base. To date ULA has launched 145 times with 100 percent mission success. “Thank you to our mission partners for the tremendous teamwork Read More

Microgravity on demand with Earth return through ESA’s Boost!

A new round-trip commercial space transportation service from 2022, backed by ESA, will enable companies to manufacture in space very pure and more capable materials, discover new pharmaceutical drugs and bring them back for use on Earth. Space Forge, based in the UK, is working with partners to develop ForgeStar – a reusable suitcase-sized vehicle Read More

Inspiration4 Crew Makes Evening Splashdown, Completing World’s First All-Civilian Orbital Mission to Space

After three days orbiting Earth, the astronauts of Inspiration4 flying aboard SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft safely splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Kennedy Space Center, Florida, at 7:06 p.m. EDT. The return marks the completion of the world’s first all-civilian human spaceflight to orbit, which launched on a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 Read More