European space sector commits: Earth is ours, we must cherish it

Space Safety 11/21/2022 21 views 0 likes ESA and 20 other European space actors have come together to sign a “Statement for a Responsible Space Sector”. Space exploration has allowed us to look back on our planet in a way that no human could imagine before, revealing a fragile world with limited resources. As today’s … Read more

SpaceX launches European TV broadcasting satellite – Spaceflight Now

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket streaks into a moonlit sky over Cape Canaveral in this long exposure photo. Credit: Michael Cain / Spaceflight Now / Coldlife Photography An Airbus-built communications satellite rocketed into orbit early Saturday from Cape Canaveral on top of a SpaceX Falcon 9 launcher, bound for a high-altitude perch in geostationary orbit to … Read more

Beads show European trade in African interior used Indigenous routes

Two of 29 glass beads discovered at archaeological sites in Malawi. An analysis showed that all but one were made in Europe. Many of the beads, like the tiny one on the right, were less than 2 millimeters in diameter. Credit: Dan Renzetti Tiny glass beads discovered in mountain caves about 25 miles from the … Read more

Media-saturation challenges trust in European democracy

‘European flag, Picasso style’ AI abstract artwork via www.dreamstudio.ai. Between doomscrolling and disinformation, our media-saturated world makes it difficult to know who to trust. To mark today’s International Day of Democracy we spoke to a journalism researcher about the role of media in a healthy democracy. Media is this layer that exists everywhere in our … Read more

High-power European broadband satellite set for launch from French Guiana – Spaceflight Now

The Eutelsat Konnect VHTS satellite during testing at a Thales Alenia Space facility in Cannes, France. Credit: Thales Alenia Space An Ariane 5 rocket is set to blast off Wednesday from French Guiana — a day later than planned due to a poor weather forecast Tuesday — with a Eutelsat-owned satellite designed to beam broadband … Read more

Airbus discusses technical aspects of the European Service Module

The European Service Module (ESM) is part of the necessary hardware to bring people back to the moon. It will not only be used to power Orion on the Artemis I mission, but on the missions to come as well. In the first interview, NASASpaceflight had the opportunity to talk with Kai Bergemann, Deputy Program … Read more

ESA technology for safer, smarter European roads

Applications 08/23/2022 590 views 25 likes An agreement signed yesterday looks to extend the use of ESA space technology along European roads. The Agency’s Navigation Directorate has finalized a Memorandum of Intent with ERTICO, the organization for the European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Coordination, a public-private partnership focused on the development, promotion and connection of … Read more

ESA technology leading to safer, smarter European roads

Applications 08/23/2022 10 views 0 likes An agreement signed yesterday looks to extend the use of ESA space technology along European roads. The Agency’s Navigation Directorate has finalized a Memorandum of Intent with ERTICO, the organization for the European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Coordination, a public-private partnership focused on the development, promotion and connection of … Read more

How Lockheed Martin, NASA will send a rocket to Mars to launch samples off the planet to a waiting European Orbiter

It’s an ask never before attempted: Launch samples off the surface of another planet for return to Earth — using a rocket you first have to launch from Earth using a bigger rocket and then land on Mars. Yet this is exactly the contract Lockheed Martin has won from NASA for their Mars Ascent Vehicle … Read more