ESA – Moon Camp Challenge Deadline Extension

Due to the COVID-19 situation and the safety and containment measures in Europe and worldwide, ESA, Airbus Foundation and Autodesk have decided to extend the submission deadline of the Moon Camp Challenge. Teams now have the possibility to submit their Moon Camp Challenge project until 22 April 2021. We hope this extension of the deadline will allow Read More

Earth from Space: Strait of Gibraltar The Strait of Gibraltar is featured in this false-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. Click on the image to explore it in its full 10 m resolution and learn about the features in this stunning landscape. The Strait of Gibraltar connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic Read More

9 lives and 9 perfect flights for this SpaceX fleet leading booster B-1051.9

….which successfully landed on the autonomous drone ship OCISLY (Of Course I Still Love You) 633 kilometers down range for a new SpaceX record in flight proven boosters. All 60 Starlink satellites were successfully deployed and they will use there own krypton ion thrusters to achieve their final orbit 168 miles above Earth. With some Read More

A successful and beautiful launch by SpaceX for the Starlink 20 mission

…at 3:13 AM EST or 8:13 UTC March 11th 2021 from launch complex 40 at Cape Canaveral in the early morning hours. First stage booster B1058.6 ( it's sixth flight into space) successfully landed on the autonomous drone ship JRTI Just Read The Instructions down range in the Atlantic ocean and SpaceX confirmed all 60 Read More

How Galileo performed first-ever authenticated positioning fix

In a first for any satellite navigation system, Galileo has achieved a positioning fix based on open-service navigation signals carrying authenticated data. Intended as a way to combat malicious ‘spoofing’ of satnav signals, this authentication testing began at ESA’s Navigation Laboratory – the same site where the very first Galileo positioning fix took place back Read More

Contract signed to build Arctic weather satellite

With the need for satellite data to be received more frequently for faster weather forecasting updates in the Arctic, ESA has signed a contract with OHB Sweden to a build prototype satellite for the Arctic Weather Satellite mission. This prototype is the forerunner of a potential constellation of satellites that would supply an almost constant Read More