DEWA signs agreement with NanoAvionics to provide nanosatellites to support the digitalisation of Dubai’s power and water networks

Deal is part of DEWA’s space programme Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has selected NanoAvionics, a leading smallsat manufacturer and mission integrator company, to design, build, test, and manage the launching of two nanosatellites 3U (IoT payload) and 6U (earth observation payload) . The services supplied by NanoAvionics also include operation, knowledge transfer and Read More

A Christmas comet for Solar Orbiter – with video

Comet Leonard, a mass of space dust, rock and ice about a kilometre across is heading for a close pass of the Sun on 3 January, and the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft has been watching its evolution over the last days. The Solar Orbiter Heliospheric Imager (SoloHI) captured an animated sequence of images 17-19 December Read More

NASA VAB SLS photo op and NASA SpaceX CRS-24 Launch Attempt

Only 30% favorable weather for NASA SpaceX CRS-24 resupply mission to the ISS for Tuesday December 21st 2021 at 5:06 AM EST or 10:06 UTC! The weather is looking very poor for an early morning launch attempt on Tuesday 12-21-21 with strong storms pushing in from the North over Cape Kennedy during the instantaneous launch Read More

SpaceX launches 30 Falcon 9 rockets in 2021 and lands the 98th & 99th boosters in 15 hours

...from two different west and east coast launches! The first untethered maned hot air balloon flight was performed by two French men in Paris France on November 21st 1783 and 178 years later rockets have taken humans to the moon, rovers to Mars and now the 99th SpaceX Falcon 9 booster landing and recovery on Read More

NASA Enters the Solar Atmosphere for the First Time Solar probe achieves major milestone     For the first time in history, a spacecraft has touched the Sun. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has now flown through the Sun’s upper atmosphere – the corona – and sampled particles and magnetic fields there.   This new milestone marks one major step for Parker Solar Probe Read More

ESA: Investing recovery and resilience funds in space projects

Green and digital transition in Europe will benefit from ESA expertise that supports national plans for investing recovery and resilience funds in space projects. At the 303rd ESA Council meeting in Paris on 15 December 2021, ESA Member States took the decision to further the role of ESA as provider of expertise in support of Read More