ESA – Last call: fly your payload on first Ariane 6 launch

ESA offers an opportunity for payloads and experiments to ride on board the first flight of Ariane 6 planned in 2022. Notice of interest should reach ESA by 15 November. ESA’s new generation launch vehicle, Ariane 6, is designed to continue guaranteed access to space for Europe. It will be capable of carrying out all types Read More

Landsat 9 Sends First Batch of Images to Earth

Landsat 9, a satellite built to monitor the Earth’s land surface, has collected its first images of our planet’s surface.   The images offer a preview of how the Landsat mission will help our global community manage important natural resources and build our understanding the impacts of climate change. They were acquired Sunday, Oct. 31, Read More

NASA’s Lucy Instruments Powering On and Working Normally

The Lucy spacecraft continues to operate in cruise mode – the standard mode for outbound orbit. The team has begun turning on instruments. L’TES and L’Ralph have been powered on and are working normally. Turning on L’LORRI is scheduled for Nov. 8, 2021. Other than the solar array, all subsystems continue to work normally.The joint Read More

Earth from Space: Shetland Islands

The Shetland Islands, an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, are featured in this Copernicus Sentinel-2 image. Lying roughly 100 km north of the Scottish mainland, the Shetland Islands separate the Atlantic Ocean on the west from the North Sea to the east. The archipelago comprises around 100 islands and islets, with fewer than Read More

NASA, SpaceX Reviewing Commercial Crew Rotation Plans

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts Shane Kimbrough (second from left), Thomas Pesquet (middle), Akihiko Hoshide (second from right), and Megan McArthur (far right) are photographed aboard the International Space Station, just before they prepare to sample freshly harvested mild heat chile peppers on Oct. 29, 2021. Mission teams are considering whether to return the Crew-2 mission Read More

ESA uses space to help shape a greener world

ESA is advancing the global drive to cut planet-warming emissions by supercharging the development of green digital technologies, according to a panel on space-based business innovation held as part of the COP26 climate talks. The agency is helping European firms to develop applications that enable sustainable mobility, green energy production and smart city ecosystems. These Read More

ENAIRE and Vueling create a task force to look for digital solutions to airspace management

More sustainable flights Its goal is to reduce the environmental impact of each flight by 10%The initiative is part of the SESAR Single European Sky programme ENAIRE, Spain's national air traffic manager, and Vueling, an airline belonging to IAG, have created a task force to work on optimising flight efficiency and air management. The objective Read More

Dish Mexico Turns to SES’s One-Stop Shop for Linear and On-demand Content

SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions, today announced its long-term customer Dish Mexico will be leveraging both its direct-to-home (DTH) and over-the-top (OTT) offerings to deliver greater content choice and seamless functionality to their subscribers and new viewers nationwide. These new multi-year agreements will add over USD 85 million in secured backlog for Read More

ESA : Best of Alpha mission timelapse -with video

A collection of the best timelapse videos made during ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet’s second mission to the International Space Station, “Alpha” in 2021. The camera is setup to take pictures at intervals of two a second, and the pictures are then edited into this video that plays at 25 pictures a second. Most videos around Read More