Best wishes to Webb from space

From one space flier to another, ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer shares a message of support for the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) launch, from ESA’s Columbus science laboratory on the International Space Station. Matthias is currently living and working in space for his first mission known as Cosmic Kiss. He describes themission of Webb Read More

New cyber-security centre will safeguard ESA assets and missions

ESA is creating a new centre for cyber-security which will safeguard all Agency systems against outside interference, extending from ESA infrastructure around the globe to satellites in orbit. ESA establishments and facilities Space infrastructure is becoming ever more critical for Europe’s economy and society – and adversaries are taking note. Ensuring ‘cyber-resilience’ of our space Read More

DEWA signs agreement with NanoAvionics to provide nanosatellites to support the digitalisation of Dubai’s power and water networks

Deal is part of DEWA’s space programme Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has selected NanoAvionics, a leading smallsat manufacturer and mission integrator company, to design, build, test, and manage the launching of two nanosatellites 3U (IoT payload) and 6U (earth observation payload) . The services supplied by NanoAvionics also include operation, knowledge transfer and Read More

A Christmas comet for Solar Orbiter – with video

Comet Leonard, a mass of space dust, rock and ice about a kilometre across is heading for a close pass of the Sun on 3 January, and the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft has been watching its evolution over the last days. The Solar Orbiter Heliospheric Imager (SoloHI) captured an animated sequence of images 17-19 December Read More