Major patent filing trends in space technologies

A new study published today reveals the global patenting trends in cosmonautics – showing how different actors both public and private are driving forward innovations in areas like propulsion, systems control and onboard power. When the first man went into orbit sixty years ago, space technologies were the exclusive domain of just a few state Read more about Major patent filing trends in space technologies[…]

Nonterrestrial 5G networks

VTT and the leading European space organisation ESA have made an agreement on strategic partnership with an aim to develop 5G communications networks for the needs of the space industry. The three-year agreement will further deepen the long-term cooperation between VTT and ESA. The collaboration between VTT and ESA supports the Finnish Space Strategy. The Read more about Nonterrestrial 5G networks[…]

AIR QUALITY-MONITORING SATELLITE IN ORBIT

The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel‑5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) on 13 October 2017. The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing Read more about AIR QUALITY-MONITORING SATELLITE IN ORBIT[…]

CALL FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE IN SPACE

With more than 750 000 pieces of dangerous debris now orbiting Earth, the urgent need for coordinated international action to ensure the long-term sustainability of spaceflight is a major finding from Europe’s largest-ever conference on space debris. “We require a coordinated global solution to what is, after all, a global problem that affects critical satellites Read more about CALL FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE IN SPACE[…]

EXOMARS ON ITS WAY TO SOLVE THE RED PLANET’S MYSTERIES

The first of two joint ESA–Roscosmos missions to Mars has begun a seven-month journey to the Red Planet, where it will address unsolved mysteries of the planet’s atmosphere that could indicate present-day geological – or even biological – activity. The Trace Gas Orbiter and the Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing demonstrator lifted off on a Read more about EXOMARS ON ITS WAY TO SOLVE THE RED PLANET’S MYSTERIES[…]