Thales Alenia Space leads the build of photosynthesis mission18 January 2019 A new contract seals the deal for Thales Alenia Space to lead the consortium that is building ESA’s photosynthesis mission: FLEX.
Join the #AuroraHunters17 January 2019
Join the #AuroraHunters17 January 2019 It’s difficult to comprehend the size and sheer power of our Sun, a churning ball of hot gas 4.6 billion years old and 1.3 million times larger than Earth, which emits solar wind — the constant stream of electrons, protons and atomic particles — and r...
'Space internet' to enhance Earth observation 15 January 2019
'Space internet' to enhance Earth observation 15 January 2019 Every day satellites collect a wealth of information about Earth, but they must send it down to the ground before we can make use of it. Sometimes this data can be lost, damaged, or delayed, but our access to it could be improved using Delay Tolerant...
First Spacebus Neo service module assembled14 January 2019
First Spacebus Neo service module assembled14 January 2019 On 27 December 2018, Thales Alenia Space assembled the avionics and Xenon propulsion modules to form the service module of the first Spacebus Neo satellite, KONNECT, a high throughput satellite ordered by Eutelsat.
Copernicus Sentinel-1 maps Norway in motion10 January 2019
Copernicus Sentinel-1 maps Norway in motion10 January 2019 Images acquired every six days by the European Union’s Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites are being used to map ground movement across two billion measurement sites in Norway, revealing shifts as small as one millimetre a year.
World-first chameleon satellite leaving native British shores09 January 2019 The last component of British-built chameleon satellite, Eutelsat Quantum, is getting ready to leave home for good.