Raspberry Pi-powered cybersecurity for future missions, tested on Space Station

ESA / One of the cheapest experiments ever flown in orbit has finished operating after 22 months on the International Space Station. Running on a Raspberry Pi Zero costing just a few Euros, ESA’s CryptIC payload was exploring cryptography techniques running on off-the-shelf hardware, to ensure cybersecurity for future low-cost space missions. Satellites might be Read More

Drone operations in Spanish airspace increase by more than 200% in the last year

• ENAIRE highlighted this during the conference "Drones and Spanish talent: Pioneering R&D projects in the aeronautical sector", organised by Garrigues and AEDAE, where the most innovative drone projects developed in Spain were showcased. • ENAIRE, in coordination with the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (MITMA), is leading the implementation of the recently Read More

Water mission takes on space weather

ESA / For well over a decade, ESA’s SMOS satellite has been delivering a wealth of data to map moisture in soil and salt in the surface waters of the oceans for a better understanding of the processes driving the water cycle. While addressing key scientific questions, this exceptional Earth Explorer has repeatedly surpassed expectations Read More

Satellites map record floods in Australia

Stretches of land across New South Wales, Australia, have been hit with torrential rain leading to record-breaking floods. The heavy rainfall has caused dams to spill over, rives to burst their banks and thousands of people forced to evacuate their homes. Data from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission are being used to map flooded areas to Read More

SpaceX successfully launches the 111th Falcon 9 rocket on 3-24-21!

A gorgeous launch this morning on March 24th 2021 at 4:28 AM EDT or 8:28 UTC for SpaceX Starlink 22 with B-1060.6 flying and landing successfully on OCISLY down range and all 60 satellites have been successfully deployed. This completes the sixth flight for this first stage booster. Well done SpaceX, Elon Musk and team. Read More

United Launch Alliance Delta II Rocket Honored at Grand Opening Ceremony

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket took its place today among iconic giants in the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The public exhibit will preserve the lasting legacy of the rocket that fostered the Global Positioning System (GPS) and enabled the exploration of Mars. “While IceSat-2 marked its final mission Read More