Space-enabled sports photo app put through its paces

Innovative satellite-enabled technology that delivers photos of amateur sporting events to competitors in seconds has been showcased at a 5k run held at Harwell campus in the UK. Backed by ESA, British firm AWOL began developing the service in 2020 and it is now used at triathlons, marathons and swimming events across the country. ESA’s Read More

United Launch Alliance Atlas V to Launch Two Commercial C-band Satellites for SES

  What:           A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is in final preparations to launch the SES-20 and SES-21 mission. The SES-20 and SES-21 mission features two twin all-electric 702SP satellites equipped with C-band payloads that will usher in the Federal Communications Commission’s 5G Fast initiative. Where:            Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Read More

Europe’s new weather satellite sets sail

The first of Europe’s Meteosat Third Generation satellites is now safely aboard a ship and making its way across the Atlantic to French Guiana where it will be readied for liftoff in December. Once launched into geostationary orbit, 36 000 km above Earth, this new satellite, which carries two new extremely sensitive instruments, will take Read More

Gateway: ESPRIT

In brief ESPRIT is the name for ESA’s elements for the Lunar Gateway, and part of Europe’s contribution to the creation of the international outpost orbiting the Moon. The name is an abbreviation of European System Providing Refueling Infrastructure and Telecommunication, that shows the variety of functions that ESPRIT provides to the lunar Gateway. In-depth Read More

ENAIRE improves flight efficiency by making greater use of continuous descent operations

47% of the approaches authorised in Málaga in 2021 were green, the highest of any major European airportThe airports of Gran Canaria (43%), Palma (38%), Barcelona (36%) and Madrid (28%) also stood out in this metricThis helps save fuel in aircraft and reduces atmospheric emissionsThe average use of "green" descents in Spain between January and Read More

Webb and Hubble capture detailed views of DART impact

Two of the great space observatories, the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, have captured views of a unique experiment to smash a spacecraft into a small asteroid. Observations of NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) impact mark the first time that Webb and Hubble were used to simultaneously observe Read More