How space data helps hidden vulnerable communities

ESA / Space-based technology that enables charities and local authorities to deliver vital support to the people who need help as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has been successfully piloted in the UK. Called Isolation Plus, the tool uses space data and ground-based information to generate maps which identify potentially at-risk communities that may Read More

ULA Atlas V SBIRS GEO Flight 5 Mission Progressing Toward Launch May 17

The ULA Launch Readiness Review was completed today and everything is progressing toward the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the SBIRS GEO Flight 5 mission for the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile System Center. The mission is planned to lift off on Monday, May 17 at 1:35 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-41 at Read More

A New Milestone for SpaceX With First Tenth Flight & Landing Of A First Stage Falcon 9 Booster!

In the early morning darkness on May 9th 2021 at 2:42 AM EDT or 6:42 UTC SpaceX and Elon Musk achieved a new corporate milestone in re-useability with the tenth flight and landing of first stage booster B-1051.10 which is now the fleet leader during the Starlink 27 mission from SLC-40 Cape Canaveral Florida. With Read More

Higher Power in space | Thomas Pesquet & Coldplay – with video

To celebrate the premiere of Coldplay's latest single 'Higher Power’, the band linked up for an extraterrestrial video chat with French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is currently on a six-month mission on board the International Space Station. A specially recorded performance of Higher Power - featuring dancing alien holograms - was beamed up Read More

ENAIRE incorporates a new and advanced version of its air traffic control system in Spain

• This update to the air traffic control system will make the management of Spain's airspace more efficient • SACTA-iTEC 4.0 provides a set of solutions that will be implemented sequentially, and which are aimed at improving capacity and safety in all Tower, Route and Terminal Area environments • Two years of work and around Read More

A beautiful launch for SpaceX on May 4th 2021 from Cape Kennedy Florida!

Stunning clear blue sky launch at 3:01 PM EDT or 19:01 UTC on May 4th 2021 (May The Force Be With You) for SpaceX and the 82nd landing of a Falcon 9 with another 60 Starlink Internet satellites successfully deployed with over 3,000 satellites in the constellation. This is B-1049.9 nineth flight tied for first Read More

Vega-C: power and versatility

Europe’s new launch vehicle, Vega-C, is near completion. Elements will soon be shipped to Kourou for assembly and preparation for Vega-C’s inaugural flight. This new launcher improves its Vega predecessor by offering more power and versatility at similar cost. This new design allows Vega-C to transport larger and heavier payloads into space making it Read More