ESA technology leading to safer, smarter European roads

An agreement signed yesterday looks to extend the use of ESA space technology along European roads. The Agency’s Navigation Directorate has finalised a Memorandum of Intent with ERTICO, the organisation for the European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Coordination, a public-private partnership focused on the development, promotion and connection of intelligent road systems and services. Agreement Read More

NASA’s Lucy Team Discovers Moon Around Asteroid Polymele

Even before its launch, NASA’s Lucy mission was already on track to break records by visiting more asteroids than any previous mission. Now, after a surprise result from a long-running observation campaign, the mission can add one more asteroid to the list. On March 27, Lucy’s science team discovered that the smallest of the mission’s Read More

The smoke of the devasting fire in Vall d’Ebo C.Valencia moves towards Ibiza – Nasa

NASA images confirm that the ash cloud is moving across the Mediterranean towards the Balearic Islands by NASA The consequences of the devastating fire that has burned more than 7,000 hectares in Vall d'Ebo since last Saturday are visible from space. The images taken today by NASA's Terra satellite clearly show the dense column of Read More

NanoAvionics extends its satellite bus range

..... enabling advanced space missions Adding two microsatellite buses to its flagship MP42, NanoAvionics has now one of the widest ranges of commercially available modular microsatellite buses in the industry At the SmallSat Conference in Logan, Utah, USA, global mission integrator NanoAvionics has announced that it has added two microsatellite buses, the MP42H and the Read More

Keeping space centre’s cool

The complex testing of space technology carried out at ESA’s ESTEC technical centre in the Netherlands requires precisely-maintained environmental control. This industrial chiller seen here, connected to black-insulated piping provides cold water throughout ESTEC’s Test Centre and laboratories, helping to maintain clean rooms and key test equipment at optimal temperatures. “Commissioned in 2017, this installation Read More

SpaceX launches their 35th flight in 2022 at 10:14 PM EDT August 9, 2022 from LC-39A!

Due to upper level winds SpaceX delayed the 6:57 PM EDT 22:58 UTC attempt for Starlink 4-26 to an evening launch at 10:14 PM EDT August 9th 2022 from LC-39A Cape Kennedy Florida.  On board were an additional 52 Starlink Internet satellites for the for the fourth shell in the Starlink constellation. This now makes Read More