Inflatable fuel tank offers extra space for space

This inflatable fuel tank has been designed for future human landings on the Moon, where mass and volume will be in short supply. Intended to store cryogenic liquids or gases, these tanks could be delivered in compacted form then only inflated when needed – including through the processing of in-situ resources from the lunar surface. Read More

ENAIRE acquires three state-of-the-art radars and completes the upgrades to its surveillance network

• The new radars will provide service to the Madrid, Barcelona and Seville control centres • The project, financed by the European Union's recovery funds, represents an investment of 3.2 million euros • ENAIRE also awarded investments of €5.7 million to other projects, including the oversight of voice communication (ORION) and aeronautical messaging (CRAMI) systems Read More

Is Europe already drying up?

Europe has just endured its second warmest winter on record. Much of southern and western Europe has been affected by substantial anomalies of soil moisture owing to this exceptionally dry and warm winter. Data from ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission have been used to monitor the low levels of soil moisture across Europe. According Read More

ENAIRE promotes its Summer 2023 Plan in anticipation of another record summer flying season

Governing Board • The Plan includes new technological features, airspace initiatives and reinforced staffing • It will have new flow control tools, which will allow for enhanced efficiency and constantly improved service quality • ENAIRE will once again be a key player in the measures promoted by the European Network Manager (EUROCONTROL) • Recently, in Read More

SpaceX launches their 21st mission of the year on March 29th 2023

Wednesday afternoon 4:01 EDT Cape Canaveral Florida! Precision! On time liftoff off SpaceX 21st mission in 2023 with this Starlink 5-10 launch at 4:01 PM EDT from launch complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Florida with 56 v1.5 internet satellites on board. Pure perfection! First stage booster B-1077-4 landed on JRTI down range in the Atlantic Read More

Teams selected for the June 2023 test window of Fly Your Satellite! Test Opportunities

Two university teams have been selected for the June 2023 test window in the pilot edition of the Fly Your Satellite! Test Opportunities programme following a call for proposals opened in the first months of 2023. The proposal evaluation and selection were carried out by Fly Your Satellite! Team and CubeSat Support Facility operators. Teams Read More

The Making of Juice – Episode 10 with video

The Making of Juice series takes the viewer behind the scenes of the European space industry, space technology and planetary science communities around ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (Juice) mission. Juice has a state-of-the-art science payload comprising remote sensing, geophysical and in situ instruments. This episode focuses on the in situ instruments, which will study the particle, Read More

ESA–EGU 2023 Excellence Award winners

Honouring individual scientists and teams of scientists that have contributed to the innovative use of Earth observation data, ESA and the European Geosciences Union (EGU) are happy to announce the winners of this year’s prestigious Excellence Award. Susanna Ebmeier, from the University of Leeds in the UK, wins the individual award. Susanna’s work focuses on Read More