ESA welcomes Webb in French Guiana for launch on Ariane 5

The James Webb Space Telescope has arrived safely at Pariacabo harbour in French Guiana. ESA in close collaboration with NASA will now prepare this once in a generation mission for its launch on Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport this December. The James Webb Space Telescope has arrived safely at Pariacabo harbour in French Guiana Few Read More

La Palma volcano: How satellites help us monitor eruptions

Applications Since the Cumbre Vieja volcano began erupting on 19 September 2021, lava has burned through homes, roads and farmlands causing mass destruction on the west part of the Canary Island of La Palma. Satellite imagery has helped authorities monitor and manage the ongoing crisis. From capturing images of the rivers of lava, to measuring Read More

Spotlight on climate and the New Space economy

ESA / Applications / Observing the Earth Kicking off with a bold flourish, Φ-week 2021 promises to bring space even closer to the forefront of addressing society’s biggest challenges, namely issues associated with the climate crisis, while boosting the economy through transformative New Space, artificial intelligence, and quantum and cognitive computing. ESA’s Φ-week is now Read More

ESA Call for proposals: Fly Your Satellite! 4

ESA invites university student teams from an eligible state that are developing a one, two or three-unit CubeSat with primarily educational objectives to propose their satellite for the fourth edition of the ‘Fly Your Satellite!’ (FYS) programme The deadline for submitting proposals is on February 6, 2022, 23:59 CET. Instructions for submitting a proposal and conditions to Read More

Meet the Astronauts who will fly on NASA’s SpaceX’s Crew-3 Mission

The astronauts who will fly on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station have finished training and are ready to go. The SpaceX Crew-3 mission will carry NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron, as well as ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer aboard a Crew Dragon launched on a Read More

The president of ENAIRE receives the EFQM 500 Seal

…for its safe, efficient, innovative and sustainable management of air navigation services The Secretary of State for Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda and ENAIRE's President, Isabel Pardo de Vera, received the internationally recognised EFQM 500 Seal today at the Ministry's headquarters, which was presented by the Club Excelencia en Gestión. This three-year seal recognises ENAIRE's Read More

NASA’s Lucy Satellite Leaves AstroTech Clean Room & Is Transported To Launch Complex 41 by ULA!

NASA's Lucy satellite has made her way in the early morning hours today 10-7-21 from the Lockheed Martin AstroTech Clean Room in Titusville Florida to the United Launch Alliance SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral for integration with the Atlas V booster & Centaur upper stage. The once in a lifetime journey to Jupiter's Trojan asteroid swarms Read More

Father of ERS wins Nobel prize in physics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded a share of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics to Klaus Hasselmann in acknowledgment of his contribution to ‘the physical modelling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming’. Among Prof. Hasselmann’s long list of outstanding achievements, ESA also recognises him as one of the Read More

ENAIRE improves operations at the San Sebastian Airport with satellite manoeuvres

ENAIRE improves the accessibility of the San Sebastian Airport by implementing new procedures based on satellite navigation for departures and arrivals. Since these procedures do not depend on ground-based navaids, they provide a highly useful solution as an alternative to the current, conventional approaches, especially when the existing facilities are out of order or during Read More

A European push to the moon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXtsi_pKGTc 06-10-2021 10:30 AM CEST Video: 00:03:50 The European Space Agency is playing a vital role in humankind’s return to the Moon. In a few months NASA will launch Artemis 1 from the Kennedy Space Center. The uncrewed mission will carry NASA’s Orion spacecraft incorporating ESA’s European Service Module (ESM-1), built and tested by Airbus Read More