Satellites for 5G to connect delivery vans seamlessly

A vehicle that remains continuously connected even when in remote areas is being road tested in Cornwall in the south west of the UK. The test vehicle will use ubiquitous communications technology to switch seamlessly between 5G and satellite networks as required. The technology was developed by Darwin Innovation Group, in collaboration with mobile telephone Read More

Reprogrammable satellite fuelled prior to launch

ESA A sophisticated telecommunications satellite capable of being completely repurposed in orbit has been fuelled ready for its launch on 30 July. Remplissage QUANTUM (CU2) au S5B, le 16/07/2021. | QUANTUM (CU2) fueling at S5B. 07/16/2021. Developed under an ESA Partnership Project called Quantum, the satellite is pioneering a new generation of fully reconfigurable satellites Read More

A European Robotic Arm to handle the Space Station

ESA The European Robotic Arm (ERA) is set for launch on a Proton rocket to the International Space Station on 21 July at 16:58 CEST. The first robot that can ‘walk’ around the Russian part of the orbital complex will be launched with the new Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan. The latest Read More

NASA and ESA team up to address global climate change

NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) have formed a first-of-its-kind strategic partnership to observe Earth and its changing environment. The global climate is rapidly changing and the demand for accurate, timely, and actionable knowledge is more pressing than ever. photo caption: NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy, left, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, NASA Associate Administrator for Read More

Operations Underway to Restore Payload Computer on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope is deployed on April 25, 1990 from the space shuttle Discovery. Avoiding distortions of the atmosphere, Hubble has an unobstructed view peering to planets, stars and galaxies, some more than 13.4 billion light years away. Credits: NASA/Smithsonian Institution/Lockheed Corporation July 14, 2021 - ​NASA Identifies Possible Cause of Hubble Computer Problem NASA Read More

ESA and NASA join forces to understand climate change

ESA ESA Climate change is, arguably, the biggest environmental challenge the global population faces today. To address this major issue, decision-makers not only need accurate information on how our world is changing now, but also predictions on what may happen in the future. A sound knowledge of how Earth behaves as one system is the Read More

Digitisation of voice and data communications at ENAIRE’s Air Traffic Control Centre in Seville and the Málaga Tower

• The IP Voice Communications equipment integrates all the data into the same network and entails transitioning from an analogue to a digital system. • These systems provide an unprecedented, time-effective guarantee of safety, availability and resilience to all airspace users. • The tender amount is approximately 14 million euros and the execution time is Read More

New satellite data techniques reveal coastal sea-level rise

ESA For the hundreds of millions of people living in coastal regions around the world, rising seas driven by climate change pose a direct threat. In order for authorities to plan appropriate protection strategies, accurate information on sea-level rise close to the coast is imperative. For various reasons, these measurements are difficult to get from Read More