ESA: Mission ends for Copernicus Sentinel-1B satellite

On 23 December 2021, Copernicus Sentinel-1B experienced an anomaly related to the instrument electronics power supply provided by the satellite platform, leaving it unable to deliver radar data. Since then spacecraft operators and engineers have been working tirelessly to rectify the issue. Unfortunately, despite all concerted efforts, ESA and the European Commission announce that it Read More

ESA – Readying spacecraft to surf Venus’ atmosphere

ESA’s EnVision mission to Venus will perform optical, spectral and radar mapping of Earth’s sister planet. But before getting down to work the van-sized spacecraft needs to ‘aerobrake’ – lowering its orbit with thousands of passages through the planet’s hot, thick atmosphere for up to two years. A unique ESA facility is currently testing candidate spacecraft Read More

ENAIRE upgrades its navaid system at the Ibiza Airport with cutting-edge technology

The new VOR/DME installation provides guidance and distance information to aircraft on approach to the airport- It required an investment of 744,000 euros ENAIRE, Spain's national air navigation service provider, has placed into service a new VOR/DME system at the Ibiza Airport. This navaid, through its cutting-edge technology, provides guidance and distance information, offering support Read More

Goodyear joins Lockheed Martin to commercialise Lunar Mobility

Vehicle Tyres Designed for Extreme Temperatures in One Sixth Gravity on Crater-Filled Terrain The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company supplied essential products for NASA’s Apollo program, including the Apollo 11 mission which landed on the Moon 53 years ago this month. The company will continue that tradition — focusing on lunar vehicle tyres — by Read More

Progress continues toward Artemis I Moon rocket launch Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians continue to prepare our super-powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and next-generation Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission.   Artemis I is the first in a series of increasingly complex missions that will enable human exploration to the Moon and Read More

Single European Sky: ENAIRE hosts the last meeting of the EASA experts steering group

...providing strategic advice for the definition of the new European regulation for the certification of air traffic management systems of the Single European Sky•    ENAIRE has organized the last meeting of the strategic steering group of experts at its Barcelona Control Center facilities to develop the new regulation for assessing the conformity of air traffic Read More

ESA – The secrets of Jupiter video

Discover the top five mysteries that ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (Juice) mission will solve. Jupiter, its magnetic environment, and its moons form one of the most intriguing systems in the Solar System. Juice, planned for launch in 2023 and arrival at Jupiter in 2031, will reveal more about this fascinating planet and its Read More