Astronaut selection: stage one complete

Agency In brief The next stage of ESA’s astronaut selection is underway, with around 1391 applicants invited to a full day of testing at a facility in Europe. In-depth These candidates were selected from over 23 000 Europeans who put themselves forward for the astronaut and astronaut (with a physical disability) positions when ESA issued Read More

ESA Director General’s Annual Press Conference – with video

Exciting launches to the Moon and to the Red Planet, a second mission to the International Space Station for ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, the very first images provided by the James Webb Space Telescope, and a new class of European astronauts: 2022 looks very promising for European space! Watch the replay of our annual Read More

Enaire is taking part in the MITMA Group stand at Fitur

ENAIRE is presenting its commitment to sustainability, safety and the recovery of the air sector at Fitur Visitors to the stand will find audiovisual information about ENAIRE's key role in the advanced development of the drone market in SpainIt will feature a contest on ENAIRE and drones in an interactive areaThe ENAIRE Foundation presents its Read More

ENAIRE and DSNA meet with EUROCONTROL in Barcelona to consolidate their airspace management

ENAIRE hosts a high-level meeting at the Barcelona Control Centre with the French Air Navigation Service Provider (DSNA) and the EUROCONTROL Network Manager In light of their responsibilities as neighbouring airspace managers, the top officials from the air navigation service providers in France and Spain jointly agreed, with the EUROCONTROL Network Manager, to continue promoting Read More

On average, ENAIRE recovered 55.3% of its flights in 2021 compared to 2019 levels

Although the annual average was 55.3%, many of ENAIRE's air traffic units in 2021 saw similar traffic figures to 2019 in the summer season in mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands, and in the autumn/winter season in the Canary IslandsDomestic flights fared the best, with an average recovery of 72.6%In 2021, ENAIRE managed nearly 1.2 Read More

ULA Atlas V USSF-8 Mission Progressing Toward Launch Jan. 21

Everything continues to progress towards the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the USSF-8 mission for the U.S. Space Force. The mission is planned to lift off on Fri., Jan. 21 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.  Today’s forecast shows a 60 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. The launch time will be released Read More

Space Station communications infographic

Infographic showing the systems used to communicate with the International Space Station and how data is relayed to ESA's Columbus Control Centre in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.  Aside from using the Russian and NASA communication systems. astronauts on board the International Space Station are now connecting straight to Europe at light speed, thanks to the European Data Read More

Webb Telescope’s Mirrors Are Now Fully Deployed -with video

The James Webb Space Telescope has completed the last of its nearly 50 major deployments.    On Sat. Jan. 8, NASA ground teams coordinated the multi-day, multi-step process of unfolding and locking into place Webb’s two primary mirror wings, after they had been folded back initially to fit inside the Ariane 5 rocket that brought the observatory into space. Next in the telescope’s six-month commissioning process is:   Traveling to its Read More