In Barcelona, ENAIRE, together with EUROCONTROL, analyses the improvements made to air traffic management

• As part of the 2025 Flight Plan in its Digital Sky Initiative, a new procedure was launched in the summer of 2022 to improve traffic flow management by applying airspace occupancy monitoring • ENAIRE and EUROCONTROL representatives meet at the Barcelona Air Control Centre to analyse and share best practices • A safe and Read More

ENAIRE and the General Staff of the Air and Space Force make progress in civil-military coordination

• The flexible use of airspace and the management of new scenarios involving the mass use of drones and high-altitude and space operations are examples of collaboration • Civil-military coordination yields safer, more efficient and sustainable aviation, while ensuring the safe completion of surveillance, security and control of sovereign airspace, and spatial surveillance missions Javier Read More

ESA – Hibernation. We research. You benefit.

Did you know that ESA is researching human hibernation for long distance spaceflight to Mars or beyond? Hibernating astronauts could be the best way to save mission costs, reduce the size of spacecraft by a third and keep crew healthy on their way to Mars. An ESA-led investigation suggests that human hibernation goes beyond the Read More

The Sample Transfer Arm – A helping hand for Mars – with video

The mission to return martian samples back to Earth will see a European 2.5 metre-long robotic arm pick up tubes filled with precious soil from Mars and transfer them to a rocket for an historic interplanetary delivery. The sophisticated robot, known as the Sample Transfer Arm or STA, will play a crucial role in Read More

Expansion of ESA’s 5G/6G Hub moves ahead

An ambitious new development phase of ESA’s 5G/6G Hub has begun. The agency is extending the facility’s satellite-enabled communications technologies and pursuing new collaborations with industry, as part of its drive to accelerate the 5G digital transformation of the European economy. Visualisation of ESA’s 5G/6G Hub ESA has selected information technology firm CGI to lead Read More

ESA and the European Commission uniting on Earth observation for the Philippines

ESA and the European Commission have signed a contribution agreement to build a Copernicus mirror site in the Philippines – the first of its kind in southeast Asia. The new CopPhil initiative will enhance the response capability and resilience of the Philippines to natural and human made disasters through the strategic use of space data. Read More