Satellites support impact assessment after Türkiye–Syria earthquakes

Applications Türkiye and Syria are reeling from one of the worst earthquakes to strike the region in almost a century. Tens of thousands of people have been killed with many more injured in this tragedy. Satellite data are being used to help emergency aid organisations, while scientists have begun to analyse ground movement – aiding Read More

Women and girls in science: the team helping to take us to Mars 

ESA celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science  this 11 February, and highlights the story of the first all-female Systems Team in ESA’s Concurrent Design Facility, the place where ideas for new space missions, systems and structures take definite shape. Meet the team behind the Mars Transit Habitat study that will be Read More

Juice on final stretch for launch to Jupiter

ESA’s mission to explore Jupiter and its largest moons has safely arrived at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, where final preparations for its April launch are now underway. The Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer – better known as Juice – arrived on 8 February at Félix Eboué airport in Cayenne by a special Antonov Airlines An-124 Read More

Galileo signal component tested for Internet of Things use

One of Europe's Galileo satellites has been reconfigured to emit a new signal component optimised to serve low-end receiver devices and Internet of Things applications.  Galileo satellite in orbit The metre-level accuracy provided by Galileo’s Open Service makes it the world’s most accurate generally-available service, out-performing other global navigation systems such as GPS and providing Read More

The number of drone operations managed by ENAIRE rose by 70% in 2022

• ENAIRE manages drone flight requests to guarantee the operational safety of manned aircraft • In 2022, ENAIRE managed 10,325 flight requests, which was 70% more requests than in 2021 • Catalonia was the autonomous community with the most operations (2,414), followed by the Canary Islands (1,444), Madrid (1,411) and the Basque Country (732). • Read More

ESA’s Cheops finds an unexpected ring around dwarf planet Quaoar

During a break from looking at planets around other stars, ESA’s CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite (Cheops) mission has observed a dwarf planet in our own Solar System and made a decisive contribution to the discovery of a dense ring of material around it. The dwarf planet is known as Quaoar. The presence of a ring at Read More