Gravity-Related Experiments Training Week 2021 concludes as student projects officially start

Last week another online training session organized by ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Programme concluded with over 30 University students who are now setting off on a year-long adventure of building, testing and performing experiments on gravity altering platforms. A few weeks ago, 8 new teams were selected for some of ESA Academy’s hand-on programmes Read More

Sentinel-6 passes in-orbit tests with flying colours

In November 2020, the Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite was launched into orbit from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, US. Now, months later, the satellite has successfully passed what is known as the ‘in-orbit verification phase’, where its equipment is switched on and the instruments’ performance is checked. The Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Read More

ESA seeks new astronauts – applications open 31 March 2021

For the first time in 11 years, ESA is looking for new astronauts. These recruits will work alongside ESA’s existing astronauts as Europe enters a new era of space exploration. photo ESA Media representatives are invited to a virtual press event on Tuesday, 16 February, to learn more about the vacancies that are intended to Read More

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for SPHEREx Astrophysics Mission

NASA's Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx) mission is targeted to launch in 2023. SPHEREx will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy’s planetary systems. NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, Read More

Lunar transit Falcon 9 from LC-40 Cape Canaveral

What a beautiful night for a lunar transit Falcon 9 from LC-40 Cape Canaveral Florida 2/4/21. B-1060.5 landed on the drone ship but is leaning due to high seas and wind in the recovery area. All 60 Starlink satellites were successfully deployed. Congratulations to everyone at SpaceX for an amazing launch. Photo Credit: Scott Schilke Read More

ASECNA, in conjunction with NIGCOMSAT and Thales Alenia Space to accelerate SBAS development for aviation in Africa

ASECNA, NIGCOMSAT Ltd and Thales Alenia Space joining efforts through SBAS flight demonstrations at Lomé International Airport The Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar, ASECNA, the Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd, NIGCOMSAT and Thales Alenia Space (, joint venture between Thales (67 %) and Leonardo (33 %) joint efforts to accelerate SBAS development Read More

Tototheo Maritime to Offer Reliable Connectivity Services via SES Networks’ Managed Data Services

Ship owners and operators to benefit from efficiency, safety, and data applications enabled by Tototheo Maritime’s innovative approach and SES Networks’ reliable connectivity services and internet access for the crew Tototheo Maritime, a leading Cyprus-based maritime communications company, will be able to enjoy the benefits of seamless, reliable data connectivity services delivered by SES Networks. Read More