27th edition of the ENAIRE Foundation Awards presented

The Aeronautical Journalism Award went to Marta Fajardo Fernández for her report "Nace Startical, la constelación satelital del espacio aéreo" (Startical, the satellite constellation for airspace, is born), on Radio Exterior de España and Radio-5 (RNE)The I+Drone Award was presented to the team from the Advanced Centre for Aerospace Technologies (FADA-CATEC) for their work Cooperative Read More

ESA -Earth from Space quiz with Samantha Cristoforetti

In brief ESA Education presents a new educational quiz featuring images of Earth from space taken by ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. Have fun becoming an Earth Observer while learning about our home planet!  In-depth Astronauts have been taking pictures of Earth from space since 2000, when the first crew arrived at the International Space Station Read More

ESA astronauts help map Europe’s light pollution from space

In brief Most Europeans live under light-polluted skies. The first colour map of Europe at night created with images from the International Space Station shows a sharp increase in light pollution, and the resulting picture is not a pretty one for the environment. In-depth Over the last two decades, astronauts on the Station have witnessed Read More

Discovery funding transforms ESA patents into commercial success

Whether sending European spacecraft to distant frontiers, studying our home planet in greater detail than ever before, or designing new launch systems, ESA activities drive the development of new technologies. These technologies can be protected as patents, which ESA makes available to entities in its Member States for research or commercial uses. But there is a long way Read More

Webb explores a pair of merging galaxies

Science & Exploration Here, the Webb Picture of the Month of merging galaxies IC 1623 A and B is juxtaposed with a new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This image on the right, combining data from Hubble’s ACS and WFC3 instruments, gives a familiar visible-light view of these colliding galaxies, where the centres of the individual galaxies are much more Read More

ESA – From Rome to Cannes

The Copernicus Sentinel-1C satellite is currently in Cannes undergoing a series of demanding tests in preparation for launch in 2023. The third member of the Sentinel-1 radar family, part of Europe’s Copernicus programme, will continue the critical task of delivering key radar imagery of Earth’s surface for a wide range of services and scientific applications. Read More

Kongsberg NanoAvionics announces growth plans to become the prime supplier for small satellite constellations

Invests in R&D and aims to grow its production capacityWill be renamed to Kongsberg NanoAvionics after company’s acquisition Kongsberg NanoAvionics (“NanoAvionics”) has announced a multi-million investment plan to support and accelerate its goal of becoming the prime supplier for small satellite constellations, globally. As a result of the recent acquisition by Kongsberg and part of Read More

ESA – The scary sound of Earth’s magnetic field

Despite being essential to life on Earth, the magnetic field isn’t something we can actually see in itself, or ever hear. But, remarkably, scientists at the Technical University of Denmark have taken magnetic signals measured by ESA’s Swarm satellite mission and converted them into sound – and for something that protects us, the result is Read More