ESA – ExoMars suspended

As an intergovernmental organisation mandated to develop and implement space programmes in full respect with European values, we deeply deplore the human casualties and tragic consequences of the aggression towards Ukraine. While recognising the impact on scientific exploration of space, ESA is fully aligned with the sanctions imposed on Russia by its Member States. ExoMars Read More

EU initiates a satellite-based connectivity system and boosts action on management of space traffic for a more digital and resilient Europe

The EU is acting on its space ambitions by tabling two initiatives on 15.2.2022- a proposal for a Regulation on a space-based secure connectivity and a Joint Communication on an EU approach on Space Traffic Management (STM). Space technology is essential for facilitating our daily lives, contributing to a more digital, green and resilient future Read More

Giant solar eruption seen by Solar Orbiter

The ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft has captured the largest solar prominence eruption ever observed in a single image together with the full solar disc. Solar prominences are large structures of tangled magnetic field lines that keep dense concentrations of solar plasma suspended above the Sun’s surface, sometimes taking the form of arching loops. They are Read More

Earth from Space: Tenerife, Canary Islands

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Tenerife – the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands. Located in the Atlantic Ocean, opposite the northwest coast of Africa, the Canary Islands consist of eight main islands including Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and La Palma, as well as many small islands and islets. Teide National Park, located in the Read More

US Patent and Trademark Office grants OQ Technology its first satellite IoT patent

OQ Technology, a global 5G IoT satellite operator, has been granted a patent for its IoT (internet of things) ‘wake-up’ technology by the US Patent and Trademark Office. It is the first out of the company’s six patent applications in the US and the EU. ‘Wake-up’ is a smart power-saving technology within OQ’s terminal IoT Read More

ESA -Decisions from the 2022 Space Summit

European leaders today confirmed their ambitious plans to work closely together to accelerate Europe as a world leader in space during a series of high-level meetings held in Toulouse, France. Under the plans, ESA, the EU and their member States are uniting to ensure that Europe fully realises the enormous untapped potential for space to Read More