Calling all future astronauts!

ESA Applications are open for ESA’s first astronaut selection in over a decade, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to put themselves forward. Vacancy notices “Astronaut” and “Astronaut (with a physical disability)” have been posted to Applications must be submitted via this site before 28 May 2021 to be considered for selection and important Read More

ESAIL captures two million messages from ships at sea

The ESAIL microsatellite for making the seas safer has picked up more than two million messages from 70 000 ships in a single day. The reliable high-performance satellite was developed as an ESA Partnership Project to help European and Canadian space companies succeed in the competitive global telecommunications market. It enables industry, maritime authorities and governments Read More

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti – International training

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has started training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA. Set to launch for her second mission in spring 2022, Samantha is already getting reacquainted with International Space Station systems in a series of refresher courses. Date: 03-19-2021 Location: Bldg 9, ISS Mockups Subject: SpaceX Crew-4 ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti Read More

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