The ENAIRE Foundation presents its Lifetime Achievement Award to José Manuel Ballester

…and announces a new edition of the 2023 Photography Award • Again this year, the ENAIRE Foundation is committed to promoting photography and acknowledges the career and work of artist José Manuel Ballester • The winning works and finalists of the Photography Award will be shown at the inaugural PHE 2023 exhibit, to be held Read More

Webb unveils dark side of pre-stellar ice chemistry

The discovery of diverse ices in the darkest, coldest regions of a molecular cloud measured to date has been announced by an international team of astronomers using the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope. This result allows astronomers to examine the simple icy molecules that will be incorporated into future exoplanets, while opening a new window Read More

Vulcan Centaur- The countdown to the first Certification Flight is on

The inaugural United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan Centaur rocket is beginning its journey to the launch site! The first certification flight (Cert-1) hardware is onboard ULA’s R/S RocketShip, headed to Cape Canaveral Space Force Station for processing ahead of the first test flight. The next-generation rocket departed Decatur, Alabama on Jan. 13 for the voyage Read More

Galileo tribute unveiled as Juice says ‘Farewell, Europe’

A commemorative plaque celebrating Galileo’s discovery of Jupiter’s moons has been unveiled on ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Juice. The spacecraft has just completed its final tests before departing Toulouse, France, for Europe’s Spaceport to count down to an April launch. As part of the final preparations a commemorative plaque was mounted on the spacecraft Read More

Alejandro Mena, new Director of ENAIRE’s Balearic Islands Region

• He has held different operational positions, such as air traffic controller and instructor • In the last three years, he worked at EUROCONTROL Starting today, Alejandro Mena is the new Director of ENAIRE's Balearic Islands Region. The new director began his career at ENAIRE as an air traffic controller in 2003 at the Barcelona Read More

Team ‘Levitators’ from Durham University complete hyper gravity experiment 

In brief After countless delays and setbacks, the persevering team from Durham University finally completed their experimental campaign at ESA ESTEC’s Large Diameter Centrifuge to determine the role of gravity in a phenomenon called Near Field Acoustic Levitation.  In-depth A team of dedicated bachelor physics students from Durham University finished their experiment on Near-Field Acoustic Read More

Looking back at the eruption that shook the world

One year ago, the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted, causing widespread destruction to the Pacific Island Nation of Tonga, spewing volcanic material up to 58 km into the atmosphere. It brought a nearly 15 m tsunami that crashed ashore, destroying villages, and creating a sonic boom that rippled around the world – twice. Satellites orbiting Read More

Flight control, space weather and debris: What an astronaut needs to know

Recently, Andreas Mogensen, now getting ready for his ‘Huginn’ mission to the ISS in 2023, stopped by ESA’s ESOC mission control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, to meet with some of the experts who keep our satellites flying. Andreas usually works at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston as an ISS ‘capcom’, and we don’t Read More