How space engineering supports sustainable development

What do artificial hearts, crack-free wind turbines, and pig sewage treatments have in common? Perhaps surprisingly, they have all benefitted from technology developed for space. When the majority of new ESA missions are dreamt up, the technology that makes them possible does not even exist – yet. Our engineers are continuously working on inventing and Read More

SpaceX deploys another 47 Starlink satellites into orbit today on March 3rd 2022

On a clear blue sky morning with light winds SpaceX launched Starlink 4-9 with a first stage booster for the 11th time into space and successfully landed back on a drone ship after deploying 47 more Starlink satellites into orbit with a southern launch trajectory from launch complex 39A at 9:25 AM EST or 14:25 Read More

Revised flight plan brings change for Samantha

In brief In May 2021 it was announced that ESA astronaut and Dragon Crew-4 mission specialist Samantha Cristoforetti would serve as Commander of International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 68a.As part of normal vehicle scheduling, the Space Station flight programme was recently updated adjusting the upcoming crew rotation for Crew-4 and Crew-5, resulting in a shorter Read More

Watch the GOES-T Launch With NASA

Join the Excitement of NOAA’s GOES-T Launch You're invited to join us for the launch of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-T (GOES-T) satellite! The third satellite in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GOES-R Series, GOES-T, is scheduled to launch on March 1, 2022, at 4:38 p.m. EST on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V Read More

ULA Atlas V GOES-T Mission Progressing Toward Launch March 1

Everything continues to progress towards the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the GOES-T mission for NOAA and NASA. The mission is planned to lift off on Tues., March 1 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Today’s forecast shows a 70 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. The launch time is 4:38 p.m. Read More

EU initiates a satellite-based connectivity system and boosts action on management of space traffic for a more digital and resilient Europe

The EU is acting on its space ambitions by tabling two initiatives on 15.2.2022- a proposal for a Regulation on a space-based secure connectivity and a Joint Communication on an EU approach on Space Traffic Management (STM). Space technology is essential for facilitating our daily lives, contributing to a more digital, green and resilient future Read More