NASA’s Perseverance Drives on Mars’ Terrain for First Time

This image was captured while NASA’s Perseverance rover drove on Mars for the first time on March 4, 2021. One of Perseverance’s Hazard Avoidance Cameras (Hazcams) captured this image as the rover completed a short traverse and turn from its landing site in Jezero Crater. NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover performed its first drive on Read More

Space physicians training course 2021

ESA’s first online space physicians training course took place from 21–22 January 2021, attracting over 50 participants from across Europe and the world. Usually conducted in person at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany, the annual course is run by ESA’s space medicine team and gives medical doctors the opportunity to learn more about Read More

Photos from destroyed SpaceX Starship SN-10 at Boca Chica

SpaceX launched and landed their prototype test vehicle Starship SN-10 but was destroyed in an explosion and fire on the landing pad at Boca Chica Texas just after 5 PM CST. read our report here with photos from launch http://www.spacenews.lu/spacex-prototype-test-vehicle-starship-sn10-on-march-3rd/ photos Scott Schilke Read More

ESA: Electronic Data Sheets- a common language for space

Designing and building equipment for space is hard enough; then comes the writing of its accompanying documentation. Creating a working space mission involves putting together a vast number of elements correctly, so such guidelines need to be clear and easy to understand. ESA is leading efforts to create standardised ‘Electronic Data Sheets’ for common use Read More

Second spaceflight for Samantha Cristoforetti video

Watch the replay of the briefing to media representatives to learn more about the next spaceflight of ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. During the event, Samantha was joined by ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher, ESA Director of Human and Robotic Exploration David Parker, and Italian space agency president Giorgio Saccoccia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI1Xhu3fYus&feature=emb_logo Samantha is a member of Read More

SpaceX Experimental Test Flight of SN-10 is now scheduled for March 3rd at Boca Chica Texas

Flight termination hardware has been installed on the rocket. The landing pad has been widened and is now much thicker with a freshly painted SpaceX logo applied to it. This will be the third landing attempt by a prototype Starship rocket. For the most part SN8 & SN9 had successfull test flights with good data Read More

Ariane 5 bulkhead design assessed for Airbus airliners

An adapted version of a composite bulkhead that safeguards satellites during their ascent on the ESA-developed Ariane 5 launch vehicle has been tested for service aboard single aisle Airbus aircraft. Fitted in the rear tail cone, it would serve as a firewall to protect passengers in the event of the rear auxiliary power unit engine Read More

WDR expands HD capacity with SES on ASTRA 19.2 degrees East

Expansion of services allows German viewers to enjoy WDR’s TV programming in HD quality The leading German public broadcaster Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), regional member of the ARD broadcasting group operating in North Rhine-Westphalia, has expanded its partnership with SES to secure an additional transponder for High Definition (HD) programming on ASTRA 19.2 degrees East orbital Read More