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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKlHfJ1uoPo 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

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv-DM60fZ0M 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

National Aviation Services (NAS) Jordan to Operate and Manage Aqaba Air Cargo Terminal for another 20 Years

Aqaba with its strategic location and status as Jordan’s special economic zone is a regional hub for trade, tourism and culture National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero), the leading airport services provider in the emerging markets has renewed its contract with the Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) and Aqaba Airports Company (AAC) to operate and manage Aqaba Read More

SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites and re lands booster for the 81st time in total landings!

On a clear but slightly breezy late evening SpaceX launched Starlink 24 v1.0 from launch complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Florida at 11:44 PM EDT April 28th 2021 or 3:44 UTC. The first stage booster B-1060.7 successfully made it's seventh flight into space helping to deliver all 60 Starlink satellites into the ever growing SpaceX Read More

Dragon fire

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Crew Dragon spits fire as it lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, 23 April at 05:49 local time. On board are ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough, and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide. The crew of four spent around Read More

ESA to build second deep space dish in Australia

ESA, in cooperation with the Australian Space Agency, will construct a new 35-metre, deep space dish antenna at its existing ground station in New Norcia, Western Australia The 620-tonne antenna will help ESA provide crucial communication links to its growing fleet of deep space missions It will be ESA’s second 35-metre antenna at the site Read More