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

Keeping space centre’s cool

The complex testing of space technology carried out at ESA’s ESTEC technical centre in the Netherlands requires precisely-maintained environmental control. This industrial chiller seen here, connected to black-insulated piping provides cold water throughout ESTEC’s Test Centre and laboratories, helping to maintain clean rooms and key test equipment at optimal temperatures. “Commissioned in 2017, this installation Read More

Single European Sky: ENAIRE hosts the last meeting of the EASA experts steering group

...providing strategic advice for the definition of the new European regulation for the certification of air traffic management systems of the Single European Sky•    ENAIRE has organized the last meeting of the strategic steering group of experts at its Barcelona Control Center facilities to develop the new regulation for assessing the conformity of air traffic Read More

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