ESA expertise to support Portugal’s launch programme27 June 2019 Portugal is developing the infrastructure for a national spaceport on one of the islands of the Azores archipelago, Santa Maria, a European launch and landing location for small satellites.
Cost-efficient manufacturing for rocket cylinders24 June 2019 ‘Flow forming’ shapes a metal in a single step and is being trialed to create rocket cylinders that are much cheaper and quicker to make.
Ariane 5’s second launch of 201921 June 2019
Ariane 5’s second launch of 201921 June 2019 An Ariane 5 has delivered the T-16 and Eutelsat-7C telecom satellites into their planned orbits.
ESA fosters early involvement in Vega and Space Rider20 June 2019 ESA is involving potential European stakeholders early on in the development and exploitation of the Vega space transportation system, including Space Rider.
Arianespace and ESA announce Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer launch contract17 June 2019 The Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Juice, will ride into space on an Ariane launch vehicle, Arianespace and ESA confirmed today at the International Paris Air Show.
Poland to improve thrust control in ‘green’ rocket engines11 June 2019 A consortium of companies in Poland will investigate new fuel injector designs to improve variable thrust in rocket engines using storable ‘green’ propellants.