Artemis 1 is safely transported to LC-39B during the night and is now off crawler #2!

As the early morning heavy fog finally lifted by mid morning it revealed that crawler #2 successfully delivered this NASA ESA heavy lift vehicle to launch complex 39B with the MLP Mobile Launch Platform and is off the transport crawler. It is estimated that the wet dress rehearsal will take a month before the vehicle Read More

ESA – ExoMars suspended

As an intergovernmental organisation mandated to develop and implement space programmes in full respect with European values, we deeply deplore the human casualties and tragic consequences of the aggression towards Ukraine. While recognising the impact on scientific exploration of space, ESA is fully aligned with the sanctions imposed on Russia by its Member States. ExoMars Read More

Rollout of NASA’s Mega Moon Rocket Inches Closer with Addition of Worm Logo

Earlier today, engineers and technicians at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida drove Crawler Transporter-2, which will carry NASA’s Moon rocket to the launch pad, to the doors of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). Soon, the 6.6-million-pound crawler will go inside the VAB and slide under the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft placed Read More

ENAIRE recovered 78.8% of flights in February compared to the record levels of 2019

The trend to recovering toward pre-COVID traffic levels continues Domestic flights fared the best, with a recovery of 83.9%ENAIRE managed more than 105,000 flights in the second month of the yearIf the flights are compared to those of January 2021, the number is 208.3% higherThe recovery of air traffic in Spain exceeds the European averageInternational Read More

The ENAIRE Foundation announces grants for 150,000 euros to preserve Spain’s historical aeronautical heritage

The recipients of this aid must be non-profit entities with a tax residence in Spain and have a collection of at least 4 historic aircraft -These grants, which are being offered for the second year, will be awarded to three entities as follows: 90,000 euros for the applicant with the highest score; 50,000 and 10,000 Read More

SpaceX launches 48 Starlink satellites on March 9th 2022

Incredible cadence by SpaceX 10 Falcon 9 launches in 10 weeks! First stage booster B-1052 makes its fourth flight and very first drone ship landing on ASOG down range during this southerly trajectory for Starlink 4-10 with 48 additional internet satellites on board. Launch occurred at 8:25:10 AM EST on March 9th 2022 from SLC-40. Read More

ESA Earth from Space: Snowy Pyrenees

Today, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Pyrenees Mountains in southwest Europe. The mountain range forms a natural border between France and Spain with the small, landlocked country of Andorra sandwiched in between. Stretching from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea on the east to the Bay of Biscay (Atlantic Ocean) on the Read More

How space engineering supports sustainable development

What do artificial hearts, crack-free wind turbines, and pig sewage treatments have in common? Perhaps surprisingly, they have all benefitted from technology developed for space. When the majority of new ESA missions are dreamt up, the technology that makes them possible does not even exist – yet. Our engineers are continuously working on inventing and Read More