Untangling the ocean biological carbon pump

They may be microscopic, but their ability to sequester carbon is phenomenal. We are talking phytoplankton – and scientists working on a project funded by ESA are assessing different aspects of the role that these tiny plants play in the ocean carbon cycle to better understand climate processes. Our oceans play a fundamental role in Read More

Europe’s biggest test chamber for space antennas takes shape

Antennas and radio frequency systems for space are growing larger and more powerful, so to keep pace ESA’s ground-based test facilities are scaling up too. A construction project underway beside the dunes of the North Sea marks the expansion of the ESTEC technical centre in the Netherlands with the addition of Europe’s largest antenna and Read More

ENAIRE appoints Juan Ángel Treceño, Major General of the Air and Space Force, as Director of Civil-Military Coordination

• General Treceño was a representative of the European Union Military Committee for the implementation of the Single European Sky • He is replacing Major General Manuel Gimeno Araguez, who retired • Over the last three years, Civil-Military Coordination has laid the foundations for the effective application of the flexible use of airspace ENAIRE, Spain's Read More

NASA Names Astronauts to Next Moon Mission, First Crew Under Artemis

The crew of NASA’s Artemis II mission (left to right): NASA astronauts Christina Hammock Koch, Reid Wiseman (seated), Victor Glover, and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen. Credits: NASA NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) announced the four astronauts who will venture around the Moon on Artemis II, the first crewed mission on NASA’s Read More

Do you need to test your new satellite technology in space? ESA and the EU are ready to help with flight ticket opportunities

The European Commission and the European Space Agency are jointly offering flight ticket opportunities for European companies or organisations to co-fund the launch services to test your new satellite technologies in space. This Flight Ticket Initiative is designed to give promising technology and service concepts the in-orbit testing needed to reach commercial maturity. Under this Read More