Chile battles raging wildfires

Deadly wildfires continue to rage in south-central Chile destroying hundreds of thousands of hectares of land across the country. Satellite images captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission on 4 February show the ongoing fires and heatwave in South America. The fires in Chile have consumed approximately 270 000 hectares of land, killing over 20 and Read More

SpaceX launches their 9th mission in 2023 date at 8:32 PM Feb 6th 2023! SpaceX launched Hispasat Amazonus Nexus to service Greenland, the America's and shipping channels at 8:32 PM Feb.6th 2023 from SLC-40 on a totally cloud free evening. First stage booster B-1073-6 successfully deployed this satellite to orbit and landed on JRTI almost due east from Cape Canaveral around Read More

ESA – Applications now open for Alpbach Summer School 2023

The 45thedition of the Summer School Alpbach will be held from 11 to 20 July 2023. The topic of the 2023 edition is “Exoplanets: Understanding alien worlds in diverse environments”. University students have until 28 February 2023 to apply.   Held annually since 1975 in the beautiful Austrian Alps, the Summer School Alpbach enjoys a long tradition Read More

Webb detects extremely small main-belt asteroid

A previously unknown 100–200-metre asteroid — roughly the size of Rome’s Colosseum — has been detected by an international team of European astronomers using the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope. Their project used data from the calibration of the Mid-InfraRed Instrument (MIRI), in which the team serendipitously detected an interloping asteroid. The object is likely Read More

Land- Sea – Air: New campaign interprets the sustainability goals of Mercedes Benz

Historic symbol of the Mercedes star brought into modern times Trademark represents the responsible handling of the elements earth, water and air Visually powerful main film with clear messages on resource conservation, recycling and CO2-neutrality Land. Sea. Air. Land. Sea. Air. photo Mercedes More than a century ago, the three points of the Mercedes star Read More

UCAnFly’s dream of launching a satellite is one step closer with Electromagnetic Compatibility test campaign

In brief Three students from the UCAnFly team participating in the Fly Your Satellite! programme have travelled from their home base in Cadiz, Spain, to ESTEC in the Netherlands to conduct electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing on their payload. In-depth UCAnFly is the first-ever nanosatellite designed and developed in the University of Cadiz, Spain, and is Read More

Turning astronauts into Moon explorers

ESA’s geology training course PANGAEA has come of age with the publication of a paper that describes the quest for designing the best possible geology training for the next astronauts to walk on the surface of the Moon. Since 2016, PANGAEA has equipped ten astronauts from three space agencies with the foundational knowledge and skills Read More