ENAIRE managed over 130,000 flights in February, 26.8% more than in 2022

• Overflights grow by 44.1%, international flights by 23.1% and domestic flights by 19.5% • The growth of air traffic in Spain exceeds the European average by 3.8 points • All ENAIRE control centres saw a double-digit increase in the number of flights managed • A comparison of February 2023 with 2019 is 0.01%, and Read More

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 Splash Down Near Florida Coast, Safe on Earth

Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina, left, NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Nicole Mann, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata, right, are seen inside the SpaceX Dragon Endurance spacecraft onboard the SpaceX recovery ship Shannon shortly after having landed in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Tampa, Florida, Saturday, March 11, 2023. Read More

Galileo: no way without time

Europe’s Galileo is the world’s most precise satellite navigation system, providing metre-level accuracy and very precise timing to its four billion users. An essential ingredient to ensure this stays the case are the atomic clocks aboard each satellite, delivering pinpoint timekeeping that is maintained to a few billionths of a second. These clocks are called atomic Read More

OQ Technology to become world’s largest 5G NB-IoT LEO-satellite operator

Company plans to grow its constellation from three to ten this year, enhancing its 5G narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) connectivity service based on 3GPP for non-terrestrial networks OQ Technology, the world’s first and only satellite operator of a 5G NB-IoT constellation, plans to grow its constellation from three to ten satellites in low Earth Read More

Thanks to the airports, ENAIRE receives its best score ever in the study of perceived quality

• The latest airport survey, from 2021, yields a score of 91%, the best in its history • The level of perceived quality (LPQ) by airlines exceeds 80%, a 4-point improvement over the result from 2020 • The level of aerodrome control services provided by towers is 11.4% higher than in the last survey • Read More

Call for the 2023 ESA/ELGRA Gravity-Related Research Summer School

In brief ESA's Education Office and the European Low Gravity Research Association (ELGRA) are joining hands again to organise the Eighth edition of the ESA/ELGRA Gravity-Related Research Summer School, which will take place from 19 to 30 June 2023. In-depth Expert talking about the effects of microgravity on Earth This unique Summer School offers an overview of the Read More

How does Galileo help other space missions?

In 2023 satnav receivers are everywhere: in our phones, our cars, and drones, in fixed infrastructure, aboard boats, trains and aircraft. They are also in space: more than 95% of all the satellites in low-Earth orbit carry satnav receivers to calculate their position. The additional signals from Europe’s Galileo satellites are providing a big boost Read More

Shaky times for the SOURCE CubeSat

In brief The Stuttgart Operated University Research CubeSat for Evaluation and Education, or SOURCE for short, is a mini-satellite designed and built by students taking part in the third cycle of Fly Your Satellite! Its ambitious mission will see it operate around 500km above Earth’s surface to test several technologies, as well as conducting atmospheric Read More