Gallium nitride helping link Proba-V to Earth25 June 2015
Gallium nitride helping link Proba-V to Earth25 June 2015 Europe’s first item of high-performance gallium nitride technology to fly in space has completed its second year of operations. Hosted on ESA’s Earth-observing Proba-V minisatellite in 2013 as a test prototype, the transmitter is today used routinely...
ESTEC opens up: visit Europe’s largest place for space this October23 June 2015 Europe’s largest place for space is little visited, but hugely influential: this October you get the chance to see for yourself. ESA’s technical centre ESTEC is opening its doors to the public – a must for all space enthusiasts.
Europe teams up for next-gen mission control software22 June 2015 Together with national space agencies and industry, ESA is working to develop next-generation software for spacecraft control and monitoring. The initiative is a strategic and technological jump, and will see most space organisations in Europe adoptin...
From ESA: more than 300 new companies18 June 2015
From ESA: more than 300 new companies18 June 2015 ESA’s business incubators hit a milestone this month: they have now fostered 300 start-up companies – and more are joining all the time.
Hot firing of world’s first 3D-printed platinum thruster chamber17 June 2015 The world’s first spacecraft thruster with a platinum combustion chamber and nozzle made by 3D printing has passed its baptism of fire with a series of firings lasting more than an hour and 618 ignitions.