Antenna to link up CubeSat chains

Many small satellites might in the future do the same – or better – job as their single big equivalent. With that approach in mind, this high-frequency steerable antenna has been designed to link together orbital chains of shoebox-sized CubeSats. CubeSats are mini-satellites built up from standardised 10 cm boxes, initially developed for educational uses Read More

Webb catches fiery hourglass as new star forms

The NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope has revealed the once-hidden features of the protostar within the dark cloud L1527 with its Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam), providing insight into the formation of a new star. These blazing clouds within the Taurus star-forming region are only visible in infrared light, making it an ideal target for Webb. Read More

ENAIRE is preparing 2023 summer season with EUROCONTROL with the forecast of surpassing the air traffic record of 2019

• Spain leads Europe (considering the top 5 European countries) in terms of traffic recovery compared to the 2019 baseline. Traffic in 2023 is expected to surpass the record figures in Spain from 2019, the year with highest traffic ever in Europe. • The EUROCONTROL Network Manager and ENAIRE teams analysed the positive air traffic Read More

Space for the future: green steel, sweet air, happy plants

For decades, satellites have been instrumental in monitoring our changing climate and improving our understanding of the processes that drive it. But to achieve our climate goals and make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, we need ideas that take the next step and begin to use space technologies to actively prevent, slow, reverse Read More

ESA – Concurrent Engineering takes students to Venus!

In brief 30 university students from 13 different ESA Member States and Malta have attended ESA Academy’s Concurrent Engineering Workshop 2022. Held from 18 to 21 October 2022, the event took place at ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Facility, ESA-ESEC, Belgium -- which is also home to ESA’s educational Concurrent Design Facility (CDF). Providing tuition Read More

ESA -Earth from Space quiz with Samantha Cristoforetti

In brief ESA Education presents a new educational quiz featuring images of Earth from space taken by ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. Have fun becoming an Earth Observer while learning about our home planet!  In-depth Astronauts have been taking pictures of Earth from space since 2000, when the first crew arrived at the International Space Station Read More

How do satellites monitor the ozone layer?

The ozone layer in our upper atmosphere protects Earth from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. The use of human-produced chemicals in our atmosphere used for many years depleted Earth’s ozone layer. However, the reduction in the consumption of ozone-depleting substances driven by the Montreal Protocol – an international treaty designed to protect the ozone Read More