Matthias Maurer’s journey to the International Space Station- with video

Throwing a Cosmic Kiss – 12/11/2021 ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer and NASA  astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron liftoff to the International Space Station in the SpaceX  Crew Dragon spacecraft “Endurance”. Collectively known as “Crew-3”, the astronauts were launched from launchpad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center  in Florida, USA at 02:03 GMT/03:03 CET Thursday 11 November. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rksl3mjHUU The spacecraft Read More

ENAIRE meets with the European Network Manager (EUROCONTROL)

...to coordinate the strategy and changes in air traffic management for the coming summer and the next few yearsIacopo Prissinotti, Director of Network Management at EUROCONTROL and his team met today in Madrid with ENAIRE's Managing Director, Angel Luis Arias and his management team, at a meeting organised by ENAIRE. The goal of the meeting Read More

Visit Euramec at the Dubai Air Show – Belgian Pavillon 851C

EURAMEC Expanding Activities in Military Flight Simulation EURAMEC, the European Flight Simulation Manufacturers announced today to showcase its strategic expansion into military simulation solutions at the Dubai Air Show, to be held Nov 14-18, 2021. “We came a long way – starting with standard flight sim solutions in General Aviation in 2015 – and it Read More

Cosmic Kiss mission begins as Matthias Maurer arrives at the Space Station

In brief The spacecraft carrying ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer and his NASA astronaut colleagues Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron docked to the International Space Station at 00:32 CET Friday, 12 November (23:32 GMT Thursday, 11 November), marking the official start of Matthias's first mission ‘Cosmic Kiss’.  In-depth The four Crew-3 astronauts were launched Read More

Earth from Space: Cancún, Mexico – with video

Cancún, situated in Quintana Roo on the northeast coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, is featured in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. Cancún’s location on the Caribbean Sea, tropical climate and string of beaches have made the city and the Riviera Maya to the south of Cancún one of Mexico’s top tourist destinations. Read More

Crew-3 docking replay

.12/11/2021 Relive the moment the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, Endurance, docked to the International Space Station with ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer and his NASA colleagues Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron on board. Docking took place at 23:32 GMT Thursday, 11 November/00:32 CET Friday, 12 November, around 22 hours after Crew-3 was launched atop Read More

Crew-3: meet Matthias Maurer – video

ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer is a member of Crew-3, flying to and from the International Space Station alongside @NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQcUo0IHNFk This video is part of a NASA-produced series introducing the four crew members as they prepare for their launch into space. Crew-3 will fly on the @SpaceX Read More

Watch live: Crew-3 arrive at International Space Station

In brief Coverage of ESA astronaut Matthias’s Maurer’s journey to the International Space Station continues, with docking scheduled for 00:10 GMT/ 01:10 CET Friday, 12 November and streaming live on ESA Web TV 2. In-depth Matthias and his NASA astronaut crew mates Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron were launched in SpaceX Crew Dragon Read More

Carbon dioxide monitoring satellite given the shakes

A new satellite destined to be Europe’s prime mission for monitoring and tracking carbon dioxide emissions from human activity is being put through its paces at ESA’s Test Centre in the Netherlands. With nations at COP26 pledging net-zero emissions by 2050, the pressure is on to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases we pump into Read More