ESA- Looking back on CanSat 2022 and forward to 2023

In brief As we head toward CanSat 2023, we are looking back at yet another amazing and challenging edition of the European CanSat Competition. The final reports of the participating teams have been analyzed and the three best reports are receiving a special mention.  In-depth Now that the 2023 has officially kicked off, we are Read More

ESA – Hibernation. We research. You benefit.

Did you know that ESA is researching human hibernation for long distance spaceflight to Mars or beyond? Hibernating astronauts could be the best way to save mission costs, reduce the size of spacecraft by a third and keep crew healthy on their way to Mars. An ESA-led investigation suggests that human hibernation goes beyond the Read More

The Sample Transfer Arm – A helping hand for Mars – with video

The mission to return martian samples back to Earth will see a European 2.5 metre-long robotic arm pick up tubes filled with precious soil from Mars and transfer them to a rocket for an historic interplanetary delivery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn0SqlCr_jY The sophisticated robot, known as the Sample Transfer Arm or STA, will play a crucial role in Read More

Expansion of ESA’s 5G/6G Hub moves ahead

An ambitious new development phase of ESA’s 5G/6G Hub has begun. The agency is extending the facility’s satellite-enabled communications technologies and pursuing new collaborations with industry, as part of its drive to accelerate the 5G digital transformation of the European economy. Visualisation of ESA’s 5G/6G Hub ESA has selected information technology firm CGI to lead Read More

ESA and the European Commission uniting on Earth observation for the Philippines

ESA and the European Commission have signed a contribution agreement to build a Copernicus mirror site in the Philippines – the first of its kind in southeast Asia. The new CopPhil initiative will enhance the response capability and resilience of the Philippines to natural and human made disasters through the strategic use of space data. Read More