ESA identifies demand for satellites around the Moon16 July 2019 Dozens of very different commercial and institutional missions to the Moon are planned for the coming decades. These encompass everything from NASA’s manned Lunar Gateway research station and cubesats from start-ups and universities to commercial lan...
ESAIL undergoes its final preparations for launch08 July 2019 The ESAIL microsatellite developed under ESA’s programme for tracking ships at sea is going through its final tests ahead of launch.
Pioneer satellites launched05 July 2019
Pioneer satellites launched05 July 2019 The latest ESA Partnership Projects mission has launched two tiny supercomputing nanosatellites aboard a Soyuz rocket from Vostochny in Russia.
First taste of space for Spacebus Neo satellite27 June 2019
First taste of space for Spacebus Neo satellite27 June 2019 The thermal vacuum test campaign of the first Spacebus Neo satellite was completed on 25 June. Less than 100 metres from the Mediterranean Sea, the Konnect satellite has spent the past six weeks being exposed to the cold emptiness of space.
Next satellite in the European Data Relay System arrives in Kourou18 June 2019 The second satellite to join the constellation that forms the European Data Relay System (EDRS) has arrived at its launch site in Kourou, French Guiana.
How satellites can improve the health of city dwellers10 June 2019 Most people get a health boost from exercise. But for those with heart disease or a lung condition such as asthma, exercising during periods of high urban air pollution can exacerbate rather than improve their condition.